There are two different Scenic Overlooks at Hinckley Lake; this is the one on West Drive.
We often walk past the base of the overlook on the inner lake trail. Our family actually calls it the Lookout, and whenever we spot it, we yell, “Look Out!”.
After passing the overlook, we continued to walk eastward on the trail to where it meets State Road. We crossed the State Road bridge and began to walk west on the north side of the lake. From there, we could see the overlook again from across the lake.
After a while, we backtracked east to State Road, back across the bridge, and then continued on the paved trail that parallels West Drive. Here, we passed the overlook at the top. Here is what you would see if you were hiking the upper trail or were simply passing by in a car.
If you chose to stop and take a look, you would quickly discover why this spot was chosen for a stopping point. At the bottom of this photo is the trail from which I photographed Vantage Point 1.
You could read a little history about the location.
A bench intended for quiet contemplation of the scene was not very inviting on this particular day.