Green Lakes State Park, New York State

After my visit to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, I headed east to Green Lakes State Park. It looked like I might even get a bit of blue sky. After speaking to park staff they suggested that I drive a couple of miles down the road and then hike up onto the plateau (New York State’s equivalent of the Serengeti as one staff member put it – not total agreement there 🙂 )

From the parking spot, there was a zig-zag trail that climbed up to the open areas of the plateau.

Along the trail to the top there were a few early blooms of Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) and a few willows were putting on their Spring-time display.

A dozen White-tailed Deer greeted me in one of the clearings on the way up and then the skies opened and I was caught out in the open to endure a 10 minute deluge that made everything including the trail a lot wetter.

Trails were identified by names on the trail map but only by colours and letters on the trail markers but since I often don’t follow the marked trail, I wasn’t too concerned about the differences especially since I had left the trail map in the car anyway 🙂 (By accident, of course)

About Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron
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