This is the forest primeval (thank you, Longfellow).
But humans always make their mark, for good or mostly for bad.The paths diverge throughout the preserve and offer various outlooks on marshes and ponds.
It's a lovely, woodsy walk.
Signs warned us to stay on the path and we heeded the warnings.It was nice to see some fall flowers in the few places that receive sunlight, and a shroom.
We saw a total of four people here this afternoon, one of whom walked through the Restricted Area Gate, free as you please. We almost followed but decided to save that for another day.
So cheers to finding new paths to walk and enjoying the beauty of Autumn!