Sunday, April 9, 2017

April 9, 2017 in Otsego County: Out and About with Carol

Carol and I packed a picnic lunch and headed out early this morning for Green Lakes State Park near Fayetteville, New York.  We arrived mid morning and started at the OFFICE where we picked up maps.  The girl working the front office said that it is the first nice day of the year and we should expect crowds.  We noticed that an event was scheduled to start at one p.m.  Then we explored the park via car in order to orient ourselves. 

We returned to the beach area and walked along the trail on one side of Green Lake.  I would say we walked about a mile and then we  turned back.  It is a beautiful trail!  There really were a lot of people in the park, jogging and hiking the trail.  Here are some pictures I took along the way:

When we were finished on our "hike", which was really not much of a hike since the
trail was SO smooth and easy (we passed a few people pushing strollers), we headed
back to the office to use the rest rooms, but the office had closed for the event. 

We decided to head to CHITTENANGO FALLS STATE PARK.  Along the way we
stopped at a NICE AND EASY to use the rest room.

Once we got to CHITTENANGO FALLS, we had a picnic lunch (sandwiches, chips
, cookies an cider.  And then we found the path to the top of the falls. 

Then we headed north towards Cazenovia where we went to two shops. On the way east
after leaving Cazenovia I saw a sign for STONE QUARRY ART PARK  so we checked it out but did not want to pay $5.00 each for admittance (it really did not look all that interesting). 

So, we headed towards New Berlin, taking some back roads, and stopped at a small store
on Tuscarora Lake (in Erieville, NY)

And then we continued on towards Carol's place stopping in Sherburne for gas.

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