Friday, July 19, 2013

Spectacle Pond Farm, Sandisfield

The water was deliciously refreshing on Tuesday in the 90-degree heat. No one lives on this lake and we had the place to ourselves. When I was little, on a hot day my sister and I would ride our horses up Cold Spring Road, not paved at the time, and give the horses a swim in the lake!

A wonderful old White Pine which must have sustained some damage and several branches became main trunks. Interestingly, about half way up in the photo, two of the trunks became fused by a side branch thus forming an H-shape.
The lake and surrounding property (900 acres) has been part of the Otis State Forest since 2007. Here is the interesting history of the families who farmed it.

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