Outlet Trail, Dresden, NY

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We went for a hike this weekend along the Outlet Trail. It runs along a wee canal between Dresden and Penn Yan (side note: I really need to look into some of the place names around here). It was a quiet afternoon and we ran into several fathers and sons out hunting (their bright orange clothing and guns gave them away as hunters). We were a bit concerned that we weren’t wearing orange. Is hunting something that you need to be thinking about when you’re out for a hike? We should figure this out before setting out again.

Anyway. The trail runs along a former railway track (I think). It’s flat and doesn’t meander to the same degree as the canal. Along the way, we eventually ran into a couple of abandoned industrial buildings. Kind of spooky and neat at the same time. Certainly not your average walk in the park!

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