Nicely set trail through a grove of beech trees around a large pond near the Visitors Center. Set among the beeches are black and white oaks, red cedar and even a tupelo or two along with various shrubs -- bayberry, blueberry and inkberry. There is a short diversion on one side that opens up onto a dock on another pond with a leg that takes the high road above it. Takes about an hour if you follow the longer route. An interesting encounter at the entrance with a family of Canadian geese with somewhat fiesty goslings. This was right next to a sign about an experiment with alligator head decoys designed to scare the geese (who have become a menace) away. Either a set of parents who are courageous or have not encountered their new reptile neighbors.
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