One other feature which makes us enjoy this destination is the short upstream paddle you can make on the Oswegatchie as it empties into Round Pond. Here are a couple of photos of that area:
It's less than a half mile before the water gets swift and the river is filled with rocks and boulders.
On the way back, around the top (north) side of Round Pond we stopped to stretch our legs.
This area is part of the FFA camp. You would not be able to stop here if there were campers on the pond. There are cabins in this area for those attending the FFA camp, and trails leading to the main buildings on Long Pond. When there is no activity at the camp, we have stopped here for a quick walk to stretch our legs. From past experience, I would guess that as long as you are only stretching your legs, you won't have any problems. (Don't for instance, try to camp here.)
It's a very pretty area, here on Round Pond. This is a view from the woods looking out at the pond:
Once back in our kayaks, we headed for the footbridge, scooted under and were back out on Long Pond. By this time, those on the pond were waking up. We heard a lawn mower, voices, etc. and knew that our quiet time on Long and Round Ponds was at an end. A lone loon agreed with us. We saw him/her on Long Pond as we were heading into Round Pond and looked for the bird on the way back. He/she was no where to be found.
The paddle back didn't take long as these two bodies of water aren't very large. It was a great way to start off a beautiful weekend morning and we enjoyed it immensely, as we usually do.
I will leave you with 2 more photos from an earlier trip to Long and Round Ponds. Just seeing these photos makes me wish we were going back again soon. It's a beautiful spot.