Setting off through the brisk morning air of the first day of Autumn, made this hike quite comfortable and enjoyable. Going at an easy pace, 3 nature appreciators noted various fungi and identified trees within the second growth forest. Straying from the Conservation Trail, us hikers found our way down to the creek to watch tiny fish in the water, watch the beautiful (and already changing) leaves float down stream. We found fossils, a geo-cash, and spoke of the different rocks along the trail – including coal … much speculation of how it founds its way there. All in all, a wonderful 6 miles along the Conservation Trail, looking forward to spending more wonderful Autumn days on this trail finding even more to appreciate!
-Submitted by Mary Kay Noack