I took advantage of a beautiful sunny day to walk part of the Outlet Trail with my daughter Katie. We found quite a few folks with the same idea- some on skis, some on snowshoes, a few in hiking boots. We started at the Seneca Mills site and walked a bit along the stream toward Penn Yan. We both had cameras, so we took our time and enjoyed the nice sunlight. Katie’s pictures can be found at Keuka Outlet Trail – Kathryn Mae Photography.
A good snow cover for cross-country skiers and snowshoes, the trail still had easy footing for walking.
Snow, Ice and water define the double falls alongside the Seneca Mills ruins.
While some of the Mills walls have collapsed into the stream, some are still in good condition.
Wild raspberry canes show maroon against a snowy background.
Cross-country skiers enjoy a nice snow cover on the Outlet Trail.
The bright sun highlights seed fluff and red berries.
Lichens and moss cover stone blocks near Lock 7 of the old canal.
In some ares of the Outlet Trail the old canal is a bog and the trail is the former tow-path. At Lock 7 the trail follows the canal bed.
I took several pictures of the Outlet Stream and the Falls from the structure of the Seneca Mills water handling controls, then stitched them together to make this panorama.
Posted on 31 January 2011, 17:19 by Burney Baron