The weather seems to be warmer for mid- to late- April from what we remember in past years. Today was supposed to be sunny and close to 64 degrees. That means that I wanted to get out and do some hiking!!
After "Googling" for some ideas, we decided to visit Laurel Lake Preserve today. This preserve is located in Mattituck, NY.
- Laurel Lake is a 30-acre freshwater kettle hole that was formed more than 10,000 years ago. The lake is over 45 feet deep, maybe as deep as 70 feet in some places. It is home to a diverse fish population including bass, pickerel, and perch.
- Preserved land in the Laurel Lake area encompasses 480+ acres. The trailhead is on a 31-acre site.
It was a perfect day for a walk! Even though it seemed we were far away from civilization in the woods, we could still here the highway noise in some places. At one place we even heard the LIR (train) go by.
Here are some pictures from our walk: