Visited the Robert B. Woodruff Outdoor Learning Center Trail(otherwise known as Van Hornesville Gorge)today, the first full day of winter. This trail is an absolute treasure, located in the heart of central New York's Leatherstocking Country. To find the trail, take Route 20 west towards Springfield Four Corners and then Route 80 North for about 5 miles to the tiny hamlet of Van Hornesville. The trail is actually located in back of the Owen D. Young Central School. A small parking lot offers access to the public. A nice, wide foot bridge crosses the creek and brings to you a kiosk and restrooms. There are also incredibly well done brochures available at the kiosk.
After leaving Van Hornesville Gorge, I drove north with the last hour of daylight I had left to visit Revolutionary War hero General Nicholas Herkimer's historic home site in Little Falls.