Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Clark Reservation State Park, Jamesville

This Saturday, I surprised Katie with a hike and picnic at Clark Reservation State Park in Jamesville. Ok, well, it wasn't too much of a surprise, considering I had to tell her to make sure to wear long pants and her sneakers with treads and to bring sunscreen and water...but she didn't actually know where we were going. I sort of accidently found out about this place while doing somr google searching for "things to do in central new york" and I couldn't find out much information about whatit was like, other then there was a lake and some hiking trails and that on Sundays they have a wildflower walk. But its only about 10-15 minutes away from us and the weather was gorgeous so I figured, oh well, what the heck...and it was worth it. There are a wide range of hiking and walking trails, all along the lake or through the woods, passing by meadows and within views of rolling hills, mountains and "scenic overlooks" down into a glacial valley. The paths aren't too well marked in some areas, so we ended up going off the trails a couple of times without realizing it and had to backtrack when the "path" we were following disappeared, but otherwise, it was a lot of fun. The trails aren't very challenging, the Cliff Trail being the only one with any real climbing (and its not too bad) but the scenery is worth it. Plus, despite the perfect weather, there were only a few other groups there. I took a lot of photos but here are some highlights. (please excuse the craziness of the photo arrangement...blogger and I are still have disagreements about uploading photos)


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