As the days grow shorter it is getting harder to visit new hiking trails, there are only so many near by! The weather we had this last was so phenomenal I couldn’t help but get in the car after work and drive the 30 minutes out to Hand Hollow conservation area in New Lebanon.
The 3 miles of trails were silent and full of solitude, except for the chirping of birds and an occasional deer, bird, or squirrel. I didn’t see the beaver that lives in the lake, but I spotted his dam. The leaves are in full change and reflecting off the ponds magically.
Columbia county conservation areas are well generally maintained, quiet, and beautiful. I