|Crystal Point - A goose forages amid the glowing reflections of Autumn. See Gallery|
The first day we did a short hike in the Crystal Gorge Area - some variegated terrain, but, nevertheless, an easy hike. The trails were well-marked, and, even without a map, we managed to make a nice little loop for ourselves. The gorge itself is a small stream between two ridges - fun to negotiate, but far from the breathtaking experience of Ausable Chasm or Quechee Gorge.
|Crystal Gorge - We had a nice hike on well-marked trails around and through the gorge.|
|Crystal Gorge - on the trail to the gorge See Gallery|
The next day we hiked the trails of Crystal Shores and Crystal Point. The trails are easy and well-marked, with many jog-offs to scenic views of the lake and inlets. Crystal shores trails, sadly, dead end on private property, but we were able to make a nice loop otherwise.
|Crystal Shores - on the trail See Gallery|
|Crystal shores - Scenic View See Gallery|
|Map of Crystal Shores and Crystal Point Trails|
From the parking lot at Crystal Gorge, we walked westward down Crystal Street to the entrance of Crystal Shores, followed the well-marked trails with side trips to take pictures, then walked eastward on Crystal Street to the entrance of Crystal Point for another nice loop and splendid scenery.
|Crystal Point - Judy enjoys a scenic view See Gallery|
It's been a long time since I've revisited this old haunt. It's nice to see the trails so well-maintained, and heartwarming to be treated to this all-but-forgotten scenery. We will definitely visit more often.