Falls Lake - Bluejay Point Trip
Put In - Located at the bridge that crosses Falls Lake before the Blue Jay Point entrance. Park near the trail head to the Blue Jay Point trail. The put in is about 50 yards down from the trail head. The trail is primitive and washed out in places.
Distance/Time - 4 miles/3.5 hours
Difficulty - Above Average because of the portage down to the put in.
Trip Directions - Head northeast away from the Six Forks bridge to Blue Jay Point. On the way back head under the bridge to a small island good for a lunch stop. Continue on till you get the stream entering the lake.
Scenery - Bordering Blue Jay Point Park, various places to stop and walk the trails. The best is Blue Jay Point itself and walk up to the main shelter. Bathroom is available here. You can then head over the Yorkshire Center, a park meeting facility. An old road down to the water gives you access. Going the other direction under the bridge you come upon a nice island to stop and eat. Lots of fisherman use the island, as there is a nice lawn chair here. After leaving the island you an travel a fair distance up the stream feeding the lake until you come upon a downed tree. Bow and arrow hunting is allowed back in this Wildlife Area.
Hazards - Downed and low trees up the creek and low water.
Note - This was a special trip to let Michael try out kayaking with his Dad. Met at Blue Jay Point and let him paddle around a bit.