There are some nice little mountains trails close to the lake. We chose the trailhead that leads to either Fifth Peak or Montcalm Point and opted to head up to Montcalm Point.
In New York, our trails apparently have accents as one gets to the higher levels. I never even noticed, but then I'm a born and raised New Yorker. I'm probably just used to the accent. I've not hiked in the southern states. Perhaps I would notice it there. That is the story I will be sticking with as opposed to
If you are in the area, you really have to try some of the hikes. We may not be able to spell, but we have some freakin' amazing wilderness trails.
The Montcalm Point trail is well marked and pretty easy. It was still a bit muddy in spots even though it has been dry lately--make sure you have appropriate footwear.
It was perfect for feeding my fascination with tree fungus, rocks, and toadstools. Forgot the camera AGAIN, but I had the iphone to get a few shots. I don't ever recall seeing bright orange toadstools before. They were beautiful.
I usually grab a rock or two to take home, but this one was safe from my thievery.
I find rocks like this to be regal. Wouldn't mind having it in my yard!