Today was going to be the day I did a big ride, something like 50 miles and 3,000 feet of climbing. When I woke up this morning, that really didn't have any appeal at all. So, to avoid complete lethargy, I settled on a more pleasing alternative - the trails listed above in the subject, which would take me from Fort Edward to Lake George. I do this trip about once a year just for a change of pace, and today I seemed to need a change of pace.
I started out along the old Champlain Canal in Fort Edward. I'd biked part of this before, to get access to the Feeder Canal. But today I explored a mile-long section I'd never biked before, and it was really nice. It brought back memories of biking the C&O Canal towpath in Maryland and Virginia.
|The old Champlain Canal and towpath|
|Along the Feeder Canal|
Arriving in Lake George near the so-called "Million-dollar Beach", I headed into town to try to find some lunch, with limited cash on hand. I managed 2 slices of pizza and a bottle of lemonade for about $10.00, obviously paying summer prices. I sat by the lake for a while enjoying the scenery, and the lake that defines summer around here.
|Parasailing and water skiing on Lake George|