Took a trip up to Newcomb, NY for some hiking. We ended up at the Adirondack Interpretive Center, which has several trails (they are short so we did all of them, which ends up being approx 3.5 miles) with names like Rich Lake Trail, Peninsula Trail, Sucker Brook Trail, and RW Sage Memorial Trail. These are divided into two segments so the best way to do it is to do one side, then eat a nice lunch, and the do the other half. The trail is connected with SUNY ESF and there are classes for schools there. It’s handicap accessible, something I’m not used to with hiking trails, but after a long ride out to it, I was thankful for how easy the trails were. They are well maintained and there are several bridges. I called it a luxury hike as there are benches for sitting along the trails. Since they go around two lakes and several brooks, the ground is very soft and you have to be careful after a night of rain that you don’t get stuck in the mud. Also, in early summer, lots of bugs. We survived. The most difficult hurdle we had was the steep staircase found on the Peninsula Trail which we did last. So yeah, that kicked everyone’s butt.
Where we started.
Viewing through the trees.
Proof of the luxury hike.
Wooden bridges over marshes and wetlands.
Railing on bridges over the creeks and rivers.
Bridges help get nice views of the lakes without trees in the way.
Some of the water flowed very quickly.
Now, will you go left or right?
The trees made for great shelter from the hot sun.
A brown brook.
Coming up on another long bridge.
Really nice views of the lakes.
Sunshine for all on the lake.
This gazebo marks the other side of the trails.
Somebody left their boat out.
Go ahead, pull the chain, see what happens.
A spooky choice to make.
Out on the middle of a long bridge with no railing.
Very peaceful out in the woods.
Stairs. Why are there so many stairs!?
This rock is at least 20 feet tall … I think.
Next week: We return to the Shakespeare Garden as the sun sets on a summer night before some Shakespeare at the Delacorte.