After stopping by the Youth on Age trail, the next stop was at a little pull out along the Mountain Loop Highway at a place called Gold Basin Mill Pond.
Like the Youth-On-Age trail, this is one that I've driven by countless times with never stopping. With a flexible schedule, today seemed like a prime opportunity to swing by for a visit.
As it turns out, this is a wheelchair accessible nature walk that is probably less than 1/4 mile... round trip. It's short. It's flat. It has some signage... which I will simply display for you instead of re-typing it.
The scenery wasn't much... just typical MLH forest and a pond.
There are a number of other signs as well. Most focused on the fish and explained a little about their life cycle and how fish ladders were constructed to help the fish return to the pond once the mill was out of the picture.
Definitely worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood... after you're wiped out from a day of hiking.