Scenic Overlook from Three Vantage Points

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!”.

Look Out!  From the Bottom, Looking Up

Look Out! From the Bottom, Looking Up - Vantage Point 1

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.

Look Out!  From Across Hinckley Lake

Look Out! From Across Hinckley Lake - Vantage Point 2

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.

Look Out!  At the Top

Look Out! At the Top - Vantage Point 3

Sign Announcing the Scenic Overlook

Sign Announcing the Scenic Overlook

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.

View from the Scenic Overlook

View from the Scenic Overlook

You could read a little history about the location.

Sign at the Scenic Overlook

Sign at the Scenic Overlook

A bench intended for quiet contemplation of the scene was not very inviting on this particular day.

Bench at the Scenic Overlook

Bench at the Scenic Overlook

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