Scenic Sunday: Abbott Lake

A view of Abbott Lake from our room at Peaks of Otter Lodge, Virginia. November 21, 2011.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

This is my post for the Scenic Sunday meme, which shares beautiful scenes from around the world.  To see more Scenic Sunday posts, or to join and show your own pictures, click HERE.

Betsy and I enjoy staying at the Peaks of Otter Lodge in Virginia when we are in that part of the company.  Last week we arrived after dark (driving the Parkway after dark can be quite adventure), but were treated to an early morning view of Abbott Lake from the balcony of our room.

Morning reflections in Abbott Lake, Peaks of Otter, Virginia. November 21, 2011.

Abbott Lake is man-made and is one of the attractions of the Peaks of Otter Park.  Fishing is permitted, but we just enjoy the beauty.

A small bridge on the path around Abbott Lake, Peaks of Otter, Virginia. November 21, 2011.

The park has several hiking trails.  One of the least strenuous is the trail around the lake.  It’s a great way to start the day.

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19 Responses to “Scenic Sunday: Abbott Lake”

  1. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    What a lovely, delightful looking place! I could surely enjoy spending some time there, too! Hope you’ve had a great weekend, George, thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a great week!


  2. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    I love those russets in the middle picture, AND the sweet little bridge!

  3. diane Says:

    It looks a beautiful place . The early morning light is super. I would love to try some of those hiking tracks. Hope you had a great break and it is good to see you back in blogland.

  4. Maple Lane Says:

    Such a beautiful area. Thank you for sharing these pictures, George.

  5. Ms. A Says:

    I’ll bet that would have been an entirely different looking scene a couple of months ago. Love that lake and little bridge.

  6. Sandra Says:

    love the bridge and i thought On Golden Pond when the post opened. beautiful place

  7. Tricia Says:

    I really like the bridge & the old wood fence, very pretty! =)

  8. Karin Says:

    So picturesque and pastoral – a lovely place to visit! Looks like it was a fabulous day for a visit! Not sure I would like to drive in the dark! Am noticing that I need to make allowances for night time driving – actually have to take off my glasses so that lights don’t aggravate me! Glad I don’t have to wear glasses for driving! Thanks for sharing your photos!

  9. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Wow,that is so pretty. Can you order breakfast to your room? That way you can enjoy the view while eating.

  10. Happyone Says:

    Ah, now you know i like that bridge! A lovely place for a walk.

  11. kathy Says:

    So beautiful — man-made or not. I hear the Peaks of Otter are a very special place.

  12. Leovi Says:

    Wonderful landscape with exquisite light and a perfect reflection. A lovely photos.

  13. NCMountainwoman Says:

    What a great place! I’m sure it is beautiful in all seasons.

  14. Rose Says:

    I love that first shot…so much. Everything about it.

  15. Neal Says:

    I love those pictures. That looks so peaceful that it makes me want to be there.

  16. Tanya Says:

    oh you were in my part of the world! we haven’t stayed there but i want to. have you taken the trail across the street to johnson’s farm? that’s a nice little hike!

  17. sartenada Says:

    How lovely and freshening to see roses at this season! I love those photos, because they are soooo beautiful. Wonderful. I love especially the warmish color tone in the second photo. All Your photos are awesome.

  18. Judy Says:

    If that last shot is any indication of the beauty of the trail, it is a perfect way to start the day!

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