Ancient Giants of the Northwoods

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Etta and I enjoy visiting beautiful parts of the country and going on day hikes.

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Even when these hikes are only a couple miles long, I panic and begin to despair towards the back half.

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So it’s important that we find the right mix of natural beauty and for my sanity’s sake, brevity.

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Fallison Lake Nature Trail is a 2.5-mile loop trail rolls through rich birding terrain.

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The lake is surrounded by a mixed coniferous/deciduous forest of balsam fir, hemlock, red pine, white pine, sugar maple, white birch, and large-toothed and trembling aspen.

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The trail crosses bogs and a hemlock glade. Some of these ancient giants of the Northwoods are hundreds of years old.

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The longest loop of the trail goes all the way around 50-acre Fallison Lake: we took a shortcut and skipped the final bog to cut down on my whining!

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