Monday, September 29, 2014

Hiking Huyck Preserve

A visit last week to western Albany County brought us to the Edmund Niles Nuyck Preserve in Rensselaerville.  The most popular feature of this preserve is the Rensselaerville Falls, dropping gorgeously 120 feet in three different segments.  We hiked around the entire lake and preserve.

A short walk along Ten Mile Creek brings you to the base of the falls.

A sturdy footbridge provides a wonderful view.

Stone foundations are all that remain from the original site of the mill.

Turning away from the creek, the trail quickly heads up, passing the site of the original Huyck Felt Mill from 1870's.

A spur trail breaks off just past the mill giving a very picturesque view of the middle section of the Rensselaerville Falls.  You can see the wooden footbridge at the top of the falls.

Surrounded by gorgeous views.

The top of the falls are just as beautiful as the rest, just with a different perspective.

Waldron Overlook ~ June 2010

As I finished crossing the footbridge this mushroom caught my eye!

It was a phenomenal day to be out hiking.

Stone walls, property lines dating all the way back to the 18th century, can be found snaking through these woods.

A pretty tree canopy.

We walked around Lake Myosotis.  The East Side Trail wanders through the woods.

Simply a perfect day to enjoy some sunshine.

The Lincoln Pond Spillway marks the beginning of the trail that loops around the pond.

Lincoln Pond.

Loons soaking up the sun.

Purple flowers along the trail.

Before heading out I spotted these two deer.

The preserve is a wonderful hidden gem with abundant history and wildlife.  The leaves have really started to change over the past couple of days.  More trips are planned to enjoy this beautiful season.

Thank you for stopping to visit me.


Becky said...

What beautiful photos Donna, I see the deer stopped and posed for you :)

Chris said...

Wow! What beautiful pictures! This place looks like heaven!

RitaR said...

Hi Donna! I'll be visiting time and again to enjoy these luscious photos of God's creation. Many thanks for sharing .... I feel as though I've had a restful mini vacation each time I come back to look at these beauties!

Lisa Gordon said...

What a wonderful way to spend a beautiful autumn day, Donna! You had some really fantastic views.
Thank you for taking us along with you.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow what gorgeous photo's Donna and stunning vieuws.
Gr Karin

Life Full of Sunflowers said...

what gorgeous photo's Donna and I must visit this place one day

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