With perfect fall conditions forecast for Columbus Day, I was anxious to get out and enjoy the weather. I figured most of the trails in the Adirondacks and Catskills would be packed because of the holiday, so I headed to a quiet section of the southern Berkshires.
Early morning sunshine on Nassau Lake as I grabbed my coffee and got in the car.
Yellow paint on trees blaze the way, as the trail winds through a hardwood forest, which was stunning on this fall day.
The trail follows a myriad of old woods road and stone walls.
After walking generally west for a while, the sounds of rushing water can be heard just downhill to your left. The trail then turns north and eventually nears Camp Brook's rushing waters. There are several pretty cascades to be seen along this stretch, as the brooks tumbles down a small gorge.
Another in a series of cascades, just a few yards further upstream.
The trail skirts the south edge of the pond before returning to the golden woods. It is important to look for the yellow blazes because there are so many woods roads that it can be a bit confusing.
Eventually the trail completes a 1.5 mile loop and returns you to the parking area. I lingered outside the car for a few minutes and even strolled down Fenn Road for a bit enjoying the beautiful day.
Hard to beat the foliage and weather on our Columbus Day. Hiked about 4.1 miles total for the day.