A Quiet Moment at Sand Lakes

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Summer seems to be on a faster time stream than the other seasons. We won’t talk about how much remains, because really it depends on what September chooses to do, but I just feel like the days are flying by. It could also just be that I’m getting older. Either way – faster time stream…aging blogger – we’re trying to squeeze in as many summer activities as possible.

Tonight after dinner, we relaxed under clear skies in the backyard for a while discussing what to do with the remaining daylight. Inspiration struck, and off we bounded for the Sand Lakes Quiet Area – a place we haven’t visited since…well, I don’t know when. Over weekends in the summer, Sand Lakes is a popular camping destination, but tonight the trailhead held only one other vehicle.


We spritzed on some bug spray and headed down the trail – an easy half-mile descent on a smooth, wide path. As an added bonus, the woods on either side of the trail is littered with wild blueberries. Though most of the low bushes had already been stripped of their fruit, I found a few lingering berries to enjoy.

As part of the North Country Trail, the path continues, but we stopped at the first of the lakes. We were in good company on the shore, surrounded by reeds, wildflowers, and dragonflies. And mosquitoes.

We wandered near the water’s edge, enjoying the evening quiet. Even the water sat still in the hush. As we lingered, I swear I felt time slow down for just a moment – a moment I’m holding onto in case I need in future seasons.

beside Sand Lake

I recommend opening for a larger view 🙂
west end Sand Lakes

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12 thoughts on “A Quiet Moment at Sand Lakes

  1. Thank you, Heather. I am so annoyed with skeeters this summer. Bzzz…. But, sorry, didn’t mean to momentarily concentrate on the one negative element of our delightful summers. Your pics capture it all.

    • I changed into pants for the walk and still left – I’ve discovered this morning – with a few itchy bumps on the backs of my thighs 😦
      But the rest was glorious, so with mosquitoes I shall deal.

    • Ironically, we haven’t made it there in the winter yet! We’ve been in the early snows of November, but we don’t (yet) cross-country ski. One of these years…

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