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.
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.