Empire Lake is like a surprise dessert. When driving by, it is hard to see what it offers. It is nestled between the trees and have ample exploratory and paved trails
We started our journey on a rainy day on an exploratory trail.It’s a great idea to wear rain boots or else you will find your self splashing in the puddles and making your way around soggy mud.
The trails has sub- trails. None of the trails are marked, except by one red string in one spot.
Better keep your internal GPS on alert. It’s not as bad though. The key to not getting lost is that you should know that the lake is surrounded by the trees and the Southwestern Community College.
Kids had fun with the discovery of a salamander, an underwear, trash, and bridges.