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.
Next week: We return to the Shakespeare Garden as the sun sets on a summer night before some Shakespeare at the Delacorte.