In addition to the natural beauty that we usually encounter on our hikes, this one will include a bit of history. We will begin by joining a naturalist-led hike that will take us under towering white pines and eastern hemlocks to learn why white pines were so important to early settlers in the area, and why this group of old growth trees may have been spared the loggers' axe.
Following the presentation, we can continue on our own to hike the Scenic Loop as well as some other trails before we return to our cars. Total miles will be 5-5½ or maybe more, depending on the feelings of the group. There will be a few hills.