After a picnic lunch, we found a shallow and flat spot where the kids could take their shoes off and splash around a little bit. This activity, plus the food, really cooled them off and lifted their spirits!
We would have never made it through the hike if we hadn't brought the hiking backpack that we have. Juliette is a slow walker, so thankfully she was very happy to be carried most of the way. We did take turns, but Uncle Chris carried her up the remaining steep steps, which was not easy!
When we finally got up to the top, we had a nice ice cream snack and then played on the play ground while Daddy ran back down the trail to get the car and come pick us up. There were shuttle buses running between the lower and upper entrances, but Daddy wanted to get a run in and the kids wanted to play, so this plan worked out well...thanks Paul! Look what Uncle Chris taught Ben to do!
It was a really beautiful place and I really enjoyed this day. The kids did pretty well given the heat and how far they walked. Everyone had fun. I would highly recommend this walk to anyone going to the Finger Lakes region!