Lake George, the Queen of American Lakes, is renowned for its beauty. Although the lake can swarm with tourists during the summer, there are plenty of wild places to find. Yesterday afternoon, I paddled my kayak into a quiet marsh that is one of our favorite paddling destinations.
The combination of open water, vegetation, and abundant wildlife provides an opportunity to experience nature up close. Waterlilies, pickerelweed, cattails, and sedges are abundant.
We also found wild irises and forget-me-nots in bloom.
Marshes provide important habitat for many species of wildlife. Red-winged blackbirds were abundant on our paddle. A great blue heron flew away and a mink or otter dove before I could get my camera. Wilderness is where you find it.