Our unprecedented string of beautiful days finally came to end yesterday and today was forecast to be overcast with a chance of a stray shower as well. I still wanted to get out at least for a bit, so I headed up to Starks Knob in Schuylerville, NY. Starks Knob is historically relevant because it played a key role in the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga all the way back in 1777. No battle was fought on this site, but General John Stark and his troops did cut off the British retreat of General John Burgoyne's army here ultimately ensuring the American victory.
I then headed over to some rural back roads of Washington County. An agricultural area that still relies heavily on farming, the back roads here can be very beautiful. Especially in the fall.
A horse farm in Fort Edward.
I stopped by Carter's Pond just down the road from Cossayuna Lake and got some beautiful shots too. Carter's Pond is a Bird Conservation Area as well as a Wildlife Management Area.
Then ventured over to the small town of Hebron near the Vermont state line. It is a quiet area with a nature preserve consisting of 125 acres of forest and wetland on both sides of Black Creek, a tributary of the Battenkill.
Headed back to the car disappointed. A slight mist began falling on the way home. The air was still quite comfortable though, so I stopped by Nassau Lake to take a quick trip out in the kayak.