Ponderosa Location

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The Ponderosa is located at 17 School House Road near the town of Blackwell in Tioga County.


Traveling west on route 414 from Morris to Blackwell, cross the two bridges at Blackwell. From the second bridge, drive 1 mile and look for a white farm house on the left. Immediately after the farm, turn right onto a gravel drive, then immediately bear left. Disregard the No Trespassing posters. The cabin is about 100 yards straight ahead of you.

Access to bike trail

From the cabin, travel back down the lane to Rt 414. By car the Blackwell access area is 1 mile to the left. The Rattlesnake Rock access area is .7 miles to the right. On bike or on foot, turn left and travel about 100 yards to a small lane, just past the lane for Ludwig's Trailside Bed and Breakfast. The mail box is number 184. Go down the lane, stay to the right of the cabin and cross the wooden bridge onto the trail. This lane is owned by the owner's family, so renters may use this lane to access the bike trail.