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
321 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

hiking

nature trips

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.

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Very nice and easy hike.

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful, green, easy hike!

birding
19 days 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
19 days ago

hiking
25 days 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.

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was a day well spent

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4 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
6 months ago

great spot falls in winter are cool

hiking
7 months ago

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.