Today we were going to do another trail to the lake. We had done this in the past and anticipated no difficulties. Went by the trail intersection at Lancaster Brook Rd. but no one had parked a car off the road and I did not want to get stuck so we went on to the store on Hudson Rd. and started from there. The trail was nicely crusted and easy walking.
Awhile after we crossed Hudson Rd. we came to an area that was being logged. There were several trails/roads and a cleared area and it was difficult to tell which way our trail went ( there were trucks parked be saw no people) . We picked one in the woods but it came out on what looked more like a road ( it was wider) but then went back into the woods. We wandered around until we ended up in an area of houses and turned back. We eventually found an actual trail ( signs showing where the trail turned) and followed that even though it seemed to be taking us in the wrong direction. It was- when we came out on the original trail we were almost back to Hudson Rd. We just headed back.
When we got to the intersection there was use along the rail bed but we decided to explore that another day.
A little frustrating but a pretty day and Kelley was happy to be out- she doesn't care if we're lost. The only other person we saw was on a snowmobile on a nearby trail. 2 1/4 hours