Falls at Deer Creek in Minerva.
I found time for hiking as well in the time I was up north. A spot I was interested in exploring was Hewitt Eddy in Minerva which is a 2 mile trail through spruce forest and along the banks of the Stony Brook and Boreas River. The area has a very rugged, wild feel to it, even though you are only a mile or so away from the highway. A very light snow whitened some of the grassy areas along the trail adding a nice touch. This was a very early morning hike, so the air was very cool.
Friday afternoon I headed down to the Lake George area and did a short hike up Pilot Knob to a beautiful spot with views of the entire southern Lake George basin.
There is ample parking at the trailhead.
Anyone in the Lake George area should put this hike high on their priority list. Views are outstanding and the hike, while steep in spots, in relatively short at only 1.4 RT.