While visiting Etoniah Creek State Forest, you’ll be delighted to take a quick stop at Lake Blossom Trail.
The trail is a short, 1/10th mile there-and-back for a delicious view of a small, sinkhole lake. The trail loops around the lake for a total of one mile. On my visit, however, that loop was utterly overgrown. If you are in tall pants, you might be able to fight your way around. But that leaves the possibility of getting bitten not so much by bus (plenty of those) but snakes or even gators. There is just no seeing more than two feet in front of you due to the overgrowth of weeds.
That said, the short trial leading to the lake is well-worn. It might not satisfy your yearning for a hike, but you will get a nice view of the sinkhole lake. It’s a gorgeous stop for birding or just taking in the view. If you’re already in the neighborhood for the other trails, it’s well-worth the brief visit. Or stay awhile and take in the silence punctuated by bird calls!