Etta and I enjoy visiting beautiful parts of the country and going on day hikes.
Even when these hikes are only a couple miles long, I panic and begin to despair towards the back half.
So it’s important that we find the right mix of natural beauty and for my sanity’s sake, brevity.
Fallison Lake Nature Trail is a 2.5-mile loop trail rolls through rich birding terrain.
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.
The trail crosses bogs and a hemlock glade. Some of these ancient giants of the Northwoods are hundreds of years old.
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!