Only 40 minutes away from Dunham’s Bay Resort lies Palmer Pond one of the trails for the Chester Challenge. This is a relatively flat groomed trail which goes around the outside of the pond. The hike alongside the pond round trip should take about an hour and is 1.5 miles, which could be a perfect trip for a beginner hiker. The pond also has handicap access if your contact the DEC. You can stop and have a picnic at one of the picnic benches or bring your fishing pole along. Just make sure to bring your bug spray!