49 - Boathouse
Some of the noisiest sections of the park get few visitors despite
being fairly pretty. One such place can be reached from the Boathouse
on the northwest corner of Stow Lake. To the west of the Boathouse,
the lakeside road runs along the bottom of a small hill, a bit away
from the lake. Along this stretch of the road, you'll find a footpath
heading toward the west that is paved for about 10 feet before it
turns into a dirt path.
Take this path about 100 yards downhill to where it
leads into a flat grassy area. At this point, the path splits into two
well-worn forks. Take the path on the left and go to where that path
meets a long path which runs next to the street (Cross Over Drive).
Turn left, heading south along the side of the road. After about 15
yards, turn left on another path that heads away from the street. This
point is about 25 yards north of a road sign for northbound traffic
which reads "25th Ave. Left Lane".
Go in about 20 yards and you'll find a series of large
flat spots. These dirt spots are well-worn, making this a rather
environmentally friendly place to visit. This place is shady and
private. The road noise here is perhaps the loudest of any place in
the park other than actual lanes of traffic, making it ideal if you'd
prefer to go unheard!
Note to drivers: This spot is completely obscured from
view on the street, so let go of any hope for a voyeuristic peak!
48 - Transverse Drive - East Side
49 - Boathouse
- Cross Over Drive