Friday, April 2, 2010

Hiking - Moreau Lake State Park

Sunny and near 80 degrees today! We don't get many of those in early April, so Holly and I got out for a short afternoon hike. We headed for the backside of Moreau Lake State Park, south of Glens Falls, along the Spier Falls Reservoir on the Hudson River. The ridge above the reservoir has miles of trails, but we settled for the short 0.8-mile climb to the rocky overlook shown below.

It was a beautiful day to be up high, but shade was hard to come by with the trees not yet leafed out.

The view included the reservoir directly below, and other small mountain ranges in the distance.

More toward the northwest, we picked out Hadley Mountain and Round Top in the far distance beyond the old International Paper smokestack in downtown Corinth.

This was a short drive and an easy climb of 400-500 feet, a good way to start the season.


  1. Very nice... we're looking to do the same thing today (4/3)! which trail did you take, and how long did it take you?
    Ballston Spa

  2. Coming from the south, we started at the first parking area on the right after the fishing access, and followed the yellow markers. We made it up in under an hour. A few wet spots, but in very good shape otherwise.