The Small Lakes

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Key information: The Small Lakes

  • A contorted area of small craters sprinkled with a number of tarns and small lakes. Beautiful and intriguing

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating88
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest17
  • Human interest6
  • Charisma33
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating88

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Your choice, not long
  • Maximum Altitude: 800m
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
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The Small Lakes: Crater lake - © William Mackesy

WALK SUMMARY

Just south-east of Sete Cidades is a contorted area of small craters in an area called the Serra Devassa, which must have been extraordinarily active at one point. Among and in them are sprinkled a number of tarns and small lakes.

A shortish (1hr30ish) and longer path snake along the crater edges, to enjoy huge views all around, and by thickly vegetated lakesides to add interest and charm. Time well spent.

See more at https://trails.visitazores.com/en/trails-azores/s%C3%A3o-miguel/serra-devassa

Mountains with unpredictable weather. Come prepared

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The Small Lakes:  down by lake - © William Mackesy

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The Small Lakes: Sete Cidades rim - © William Mackesy

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