I went up to the Adirondacks to visit family this past month. During it, I was told of a nearby waterfall to my parents cabin. So we took a five mile walk down the road (round trip) to Bear Pond and the attached waterfall. There are many Bear Ponds around the country, but this is the one in Athol, NY. It was a bright sunny day and we all got some nice exercise in. The road splits off and becomes a dirt road, so some interesting terrain with very few houses nearby.
I kind of love this staircase leading up to the house.
A barn beneath the trees.
Arriving at Bear Pond.
A bright sunny day at the pond.
I liked this view with the tree.
Walking around the pond.
Our path along the pond was nicely covered.
A stream right before the waterfall.
It stretches far up the hillside.
It wraps around many trees.
Pretty fast moving.
Yes, that is snow around the water.
Light and smoothness.
An illustration style image.
The full view of the waterfall from the path.
How has this tree not fallen?
Playing with color.
There is a beaver dam in the middle of Bear Pond.
Next week: We’re taking a trip to NY Botanical, so if those are ready…