Thursday, August 25, 2011

Green Lakes State Park

Onondaga County,
New York

Total Time:
0:50 hr
Estimated Distance: 3.1 miles
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Level of Interest: Hike around two nteresting and scenic lakes
Points Of Interest: Green Lake, Deadman's Flat, Round Lake

Hiking Trails:
Green Lake Trail
Round Lake Trail

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This trip was part of our family camping trip. We stayed at Green Lakes Campground due to its central location around the area we were vacationing. Green Lakes Park consists of two glacial lakes that have an interesting green color and are extremely deep. There is a trail that goes around both lakes, and two trails also connect the lakes for a complete loop.

The first two photos were actually taken the evening before when I was just doing a short hike exploring the campground; the rest were taken on my main hike around both lakes.

Map of the Route

Round Lake before sunset. Note the green color!
Green Lake before Sunset.
Green Lake Near the Beach
Sign Explaining the Lake as Being Meromictic
View Looking North to Beath at Deadman's Flat
A good view of Deadman's Flat. These Calcite buildups in the water
are formed by organisms that secrete calcium carbonate.

Sign Explaining Deadman's Flat
Me Atop Deadlman's Flat
Round Lake from the Southern End

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