Friday, August 7, 2009

Fish Creek Pond, Adirondacks, NY

Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Woke up surrounded by wildflowers. Before leaving the spot we went for a short walk up the exposed snowmobile trail. Must be fun in the winter to have all these trails going to all sorts of destinations. Meanwhile, we continued on to Saranac Lake, a picturesque little town sitting on the junction of a lake and a river. While getting provisions there, Carol consulted our thick North American Campground guide and discovered that Fish Creek Pond State Park was nearby and was rated one of the best in the state. This was no exaggeration. Fish Creek was superb; we got a campsite directly on the lake. The shoreline was sandy, making it very easy to get in and out of the clean and relatively warm water. There were miles of hiking trails, and bike trails galore. The first thing we did was take a 5 mile bike ride around lake. The campground went round the entire circumference. The place was nearly full. Although there were lots of watercraft zig-zagging the lake, I knew there would be plenty of room tomorrow for Ulysses, our inflatable boat. Once back at the campsite, I got into the water for an exhilarating evening swim. Ahhhh.....

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