At just over 800 feet, Bond Mountain in Newfield is home to Bond Mountain Spring - acclaimed by Three Rivers Land Trust as "one of the last remaining roadside springs in York County" - the foundation for the original 1820 Thomas Bond homestead and the small plot where he and three of his wifes and some of their children are believed to be buried.
The trail begins near the spring at a turnout and parking area just north of Shady Nook Road on Route 11 in West Newfield - See Map - and winds approximately a half mile through high grass and wildflowers on what appears to be an old logging road that is steep in eroded in some places. The trail leads through a pine grove, past the foundation of the Bond homestead and terminates at the Bond family burial plot.
Ascent time: approx. 20 minutes
The last of the three small mountains hiked today, this tree-covered hill has no view from the top. Although a view to the east is reported via an "unmarked footpath" that is supposed to diverge to the left just south of the summit, that path could not be found.
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