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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Rush Pond Way(Queensbury)

Got out for an easy walk at Rush Pond Way in the town of Queensbury on an extremely hot and humid late summer day.  Rush Pond Way is a fairly new(2014) Queensbury Park and Recreation Trail that runs 2.2 miles north to south on a wide, old jeep road.  It is easily accessible from exit 20 on the northway and lies just west of the Great Escape Amusement Park.  I parked at the corner of Gurney Land and West Mountain Road where a large sign is found in the dirt parking lot.
 There are informational signs found along the trail in a few different spots.
 The heat didn't slow this little guy down.
 The trail is wide and very easy to follow.
 Wildlife near the pond is abundant.
 Muddy waters.
 A view of the northern part of Rush Pond.
 There are three nicely built foot bridges found along the 2.2 mile trail.  The small streams that usually run under these bridges were completely dried up today though.

Near the southern end of the trail is the longest bridge, which crosses a large wetland, and provides scenic views.
The view north towards Rush Pond's wetlands and stream life.
After passing the southern most foot bridge, the trail climbs up a small hill on its way towards its terminus at Fox Farm Road.
The southern end of the trail is at Fox Farm Road, a residential neighborhood, where there is no public parking available.  Turned around here and retraced my steps back to the north.
Crossing back on the large footbridge over the wetlands.
 A zoomed in view of Rush Pond, where I even spotted a kayaker.
Just before arriving back at the car, the skies opened up and it down poured.  It actually felt pretty nice, cooling things off a bit. 

Completed, a nice, easy 4.4 mile walk on a hot day.  Looking forward to some cooler, fall weather.

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