Wanting to enjoy another hike during our exceptionally nice Fall this year, we selected Fillmore Glen State Park near Moravia NY. It’s named after Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the US (and usually in lists of the top 10 worst presidents in our history).

The beautiful gorge trail, which we’ve enjoyed in the past, was closed due to damage so we opted to walk a loop around the rim trails. Whether walking the north or south rim trails, hikers are immediately confronted with substantial up-hill trudges to get to the heights above the gorge. We started on the south rim and returned on the north rim. The north rim trail is our preference–it’s scenic and wanders through some very nice hemlock forests.