Myosotis Lake Trail

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Myosotis Lake Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rensselaerville, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
223 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

scramble

The Huyck Preserve has 12 miles of trails open to the public daily dawn to dusk. Trails snake along the Rensselaerville falls, meander through peaceful old-growth forests, circumvent both Lake Myosotis and Lincoln Pond, and wind through several 80+ year old pine and spruce plantations. Come for a visit and Hike the Huyck! The Huyck Preserve offers 12 miles of trails for hiking (skiing and snowshoeing seasonally) open dawn til dusk year round for public use. Lake Myosotis is open to the public for kayaking and canoeing as well as fishing. Trails loop around Lake Myosotis and Lincoln Pond, through woods, fields and wetlands, and above and below the Rensselaerville Falls which cascade over 120 feet.

1 month ago

Awesome trail for my nine year old and me.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail for a family walk. Trail has views of lake for the majority of the hike. Nice Pine forrest and waterfall. Some muddy spots but easy 3 mile walk.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice afternoon hike. Took us about 1 hour 40 minuets. Able to view the lake just about the entire loop. Nice waterfall.

3 months ago

Nicely marked and well kept. Beautiful views!

hiking
3 months ago

Excellent hike with kids, ages 4 and 6. We went around myosotis lake and had a great time.

hiking
3 months ago

I'm slowly introducing my 9yr old daughter to hiking. this was our 2nd outing and she loved it. she though the falls were great and we saw a couple of young deer along the way which added to your excitement.

4 months ago

loved it!!!! long trail around the lake, beautiful falls, perfect views!!!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice easy trail. Good views. Didn't get lost at all.

hiking
6 months ago

Very nice and easy hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful, green, easy hike!

birding
6 months ago

Great hike. Lots of wildlife on the Lincoln Pond Trail. Beautiful waterfall. Beautiful lake. A little muddy in spots but that is to be expected with all the recent rain. Very nice.

hiking
6 months ago

Well-maintained trail. Wood planks over muddy areas. Beautiful falls. Great nature center, staff at nature center were wonderful! Designated beach swimming area that you can drive to. Kayaks allowed.

8 months ago

was a day well spent

10 months ago

Great hike. Plan a little lunch to enjoy near the beach on the lake (picnic tables). Plenty to see and enjoy. The lake, cascading waterfalls, walking on planks through boggy areas, old stone hunting shack in the middle of nowhere...and a beach for swimming! One of the best hikes I've been on to date. Will definitely go back. Bring a walking stick!

hiking
Monday, December 26, 2016

great spot falls in winter are cool

hiking
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

This was a nice family friendly kind of hike. I did this one with my wife a while back and we really enjoyed it. We started at the trailhead off Pond Hill Road and the PVC pipe instrument that someone had built right there was a nice touch. Cool way to start it off! Views of the lake were nice all around, especially along the western side. The only negative I can mention is that we had a lot of difficulty trying to follow the example track on here once we got to the welcome center at the south end of the lake. Somehow we ended up on a private road for a bit before getting back on the trail on the other side of the lake. Going by other people's recordings, it seems like the best bet is to back track a bit to the overlook spot and turn the other way there.

hiking
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Easy but nice walk. Beautiful color this time of year & we thoroughly enjoyed the trails. Well marked & easy to follow.

hiking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Beautiful!

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

whole preserve is beautiful. nice little hike, make sure and check out the falls!

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