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Monday, June 20, 2016

Schenectady County Forest

Kalli, Bella and I did a short walk at the Schenectady County Forest in Duanesburg on a very hot day.  We got started from the Lake Road trailhead and were the only car there when we arrived.
 We took the blue marked trail, which forms a 1.5 mile loop.  Turning left, we soon arrived at the dammed end of a beautiful man made pond.
 The pond was created in 1982 in an area that was too wet for tree growth.
 The trail passes another small pond near the larger pond.
 Puncheon help with muddy crossings.
 Bella was happy to be out and leading the way.  We brought plenty of water for the hike too.
 Crossing a small dried up brook.
 Stone walls line these woods.
 A large stand of ferns.
 Crossing a foot bridge over a swampy area near the pond.
 Bella leading us through a red pine plantation.
 An old cemetery is found via a very short side path.  This headstone is marked by the year of 1823.
 A short path drops down to the pond, providing direct access.
 Frog in the pond.
 Close up.
 Hiked 1.5 miles RT with minimal elevation change.


  1. Great place in the winter also. You never know if the lot is going to be plowed or not, that is the only problem.

    1. I did this hike a couple years ago in January, but unfortunately the temperature was in the single digits, making it hard to fully enjoy the woods.