After I finished some painting in our dining room yesterday, I took off on the Trucker out to the college. Out of curiosity, I was scanning a map the other night and noticed a number of lanes behind the athletic fields that meandered out to York Road.
It turned out to be a beautiful little area, with a lot of old style fences and stone walls, and what looked like very old homes that had been completely restored. More interesting, I found what is either a very large private estate, or what could be a private school or seminary, or whatever. The property is so large that the buildings are hidden by the trees, but the leaves should be gone within a week.
Also interesting was that the lanes were not showing up on the GPS. Definitely off the beaten path.
Heading back into Bowmansdale, I discovered Simpson Park. It looks new, and takes advantage of a large patch of wetlands in the center to attract wild life. If it weren’t so close to the busy rail line, I’d say its a great stealth camping spot.
Distance: 23.3 miles 2012: 1120.2