Deep in The Kingdom is a very deep lake. The water is so deep in fact, that often times this lake is the very last in the region to freeze, and is icy cold even in the heat of summer. It is the work of an ice age long gone. It is flanked by hills that rise abruptly and in stark contrast to it’s surface. Fake Lucerne is a sight to behold.
Don’t hesitate to wander around (and up and down) it’s perimeter to discover the many vantage points from which to admire this gem. Mount View (biblically speaking) is a great place to see exactly that. Indeed, if views are what you seek, stay away from the “hussy peak” as the views are finer looking west. Sights like this welcome you at many exits of the green tunnel.
When you are done with your hike, don’t forget to go south from the northern terminus (or north from the southern terminus) halfway, and cool off. Though it’s not quite the Jordan River (despite the fact that it is west of Mount View) nor the Dead Sea, it is still quite refreshing for us citizens of the North Country.
Devil’s Leap requires a push to get past the shallows. Tread lightly and enjoy!
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