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.

great relaxing hike.

9 days ago

What a lovely trail! Easily accessible, not difficult. Definitely muddy in some spots, but nothing too much. The falls are wonderful, with lots of space at the top (although no one was there when I visited). Markers are easy to see and maps are available at the kiosk prior to entering the trail.

hiking
24 days ago

Loved beautiful Falls and an easy hike .

1 month ago

A nice hike. Waterfalls are wonderful.

hiking
1 month ago

very peaceful and enjoyable hike. the lake is beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

Great, easy hike. Fun for dogs.

2 months ago

Nice peaceful trail. Enjoyed the Felt mill site!!! Had gone on a trail last month at Wolf Creek Preserve that was the site of a sheep farm that supplied the same mill... Great treat. The falls are worth the trip. Going back to do the rest of the trails soon.

hiking
2 months ago

a very nice and manageable loop. the lake has old foundations to check out around it. but the waterfall alone is worth the hike.

2 months ago

Great easy trail with a lot of beautiful views along the way. trails were well indicated but trailheads were a little tougher to find (since they're not state lands there's no indicators unless you're right in front of them). Take the west lake trail and wrap around to the east and there's a beautiful little beach area about 3/4 of the way that's worth a stop.

2 months ago

Great trail! Good for beginners! Beautiful falls!

3 months ago

love it and dog friendly

3 months ago

Great hike

3 months ago

Muddy but awesome! We've done it before. Great for kids and dogs.

4 months ago

Easy scenic walk. I will do it again!

8 months ago

Awesome trail for my nine year old and me.

hiking
8 months 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.

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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

10 months ago

Nicely marked and well kept. Beautiful views!

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 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.

11 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

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

hiking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Very nice and easy hike.

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Beautiful, green, easy hike!

birding
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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.

Friday, April 28, 2017

was a day well spent

Saturday, February 25, 2017

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

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