on July 13, 2002
Emerald Bay has been photographed millions of time, I'm sure, and we've contributed a lot to that! You just don't tire of standing and looking at the blue water! Walk the trail to the bottom - and see Vikingsholm - warning, it is closed after Labor Day, this is an asphalt wide trail, and is highly traveled. Not at all treacherous, but about a mile. Going back up is more difficult than going down. Even if you decide not not venture down to see the beautiful mansion, you can learn about the area through the placards at the observation area. There are "restrooms" at this stop, and parking can look like it will be a problem, but the in-and-out traffic has always allowed a space to open up right as we pull in! Truly a beautiful back drop for any special photos of your traveling companions, or of the scenery itself. There is quite a comraderie among visitors to this spot, and folks have always been willing to trade off and take pictures of other couples. Enjoy this gorgeous, scenic spot!
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