Once the weather finally cleared up on Tuesday, I decided to head north to do some hiking on the east side of Lake George at a couple of Lake George Land Conservancy Preserves, both in the town of Putnam. In looking over maps online, I saw that the two preserves are now connected by a 1.25 mile trail, meaning I could hike most of the trails at both preserves in one stop. I drove to the Gull Bay Preserve parking lot which can be found by continuing north for 15.4 miles past Whitehall to Gull Bay Road on the left, where you turn left and stay straight for 1.75 miles to Sagamore Road on the right. From there, just over half a mile down the road on the right is a sign and dirt driveway leading to the parking area.
I followed the blue marked trail, which climbs up towards a lookout in .3 of a mile on the southern portion of the preserve.
With daylight waning, I picked up my pace, heading back south to the Gull Bay Preserve. As I arrived back at the wetlands, I noticed clearing skies and sunlight on the far shore.