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North Woods Nature Preserve

Hidden hike in residential Clifton Park, formerly the "Round Lake Reservoir"
Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 1 miles
Duration: Unknown

Overview :  The target of today's hike used to be known as the "Round Lake Reservoir" and was owned by the Round Lake Water Company. It's now a... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Starting point in Country Knolls

Don't blink or you'll miss the signs at the entry point on Shadow Wood Way, between Perk Place and Partridge Plateau. Park your car on the residential street and off you go!

2. Left at the Fork

Turn left at the fork in the road and begin the gentle downhill towards the pond. If you bear right, you'll eventually end-up in some neighboring backyards without seeing much!

3. The pond awaits you!

You've now finally arriving at the pond, or the "Round Lake Reservoir" as it used to be known before the Town of Clifton Park bought it for a Nature Preserve. A clockwise loop around the pond should allow you to get some good views of the water, which is teeming with life. At the far end, you should be able to hop over a few rocks at the outlet of... More