For our final day, we journeyed up the west side of the lake. Though The Birches Resort was our final destination, we made multiple pit-stops to explore the shoreline on the way there and back.
First stop: Rockwood’s public boat launch facing Mount Kineo. In the summertime, this area on the water is alive with human activity, a ferry transporting hikers to the base of the mountain and back. During our winter morning, however, it was the ducks who stole the spotlight. A large flock of Mallards rested on the ice and floated nearby in the open water. Just looking at them made me cold!
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