The water at Grundy was so warm - the girls were swimming every day, and they especially enjoyed the jumping rocks - a series of cliffs to jump off. The smallest was about 6 feet, the medium was about 10 feet, and the large was about 15 feet high.
Grundy was home to a pair of trumpeter swans a few years ago, but the male was found dead with a broken wing. The female has returned with a new mate, and they have a young one now. The family is very used to people, and they don't seem to mind cruising close to shore.
We saw quite a bit of wildlife from the canoe on this trip. One evening we were following a beaver around the edge of the lake, when we heard something on shore. It was a raccoon, snacking on something at the edge of the water.
We drove down a park road to Pakeshkag Lake, and paddled from there across a small waterfall (well, lifted the canoe over the waterfall), to the end of the lake. There is a portage over railroad tracks at the end, which we struggled over. On the way back, we cut through the tunnel under the tracks. That was a much better way to go. This end of the park is beautiful, and very quiet.
We had a picnic lunch and a swim before heading back. Somehow, we were quiet enough to see a deer at the edge of the lake, and some kind of freaky bird. Anyone care to take a guess what this was?
Lots more Gundy Lake photos here: