Thursday, August 13, 2015

Lake Henry Loop

Continental Soldiers Park
Bergen Co.,
New Jersey

Hiking Trails:
Lake Henry Trail: Unblazed

Total Time: 0:20 hours
Estimated Distance: 1.0 mile

Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Level of Recommendation: Recommended for a short, quiet, and easy walk
Points Of Interest: Tranquil Lake and pretty scenery
Pros: Quiet area and very pretty lake with lots of interesting waterfowl

I had been very busy over the summer and had not had the oppurtunity to do much hiking from late July. I was also busy at work and couldn't take any time off from work. I had a meeting in Mahwah one fine day during the week and took the oppurtunity to do this very tranquil walk around this little-known lake directly across from Ramapo College.

I parked at the parking area at Continental Soldiers Park, and entered the path to the lake at its eastern side. I did the loop around the lake, crossing both bridges and the inlet and outlet spur of the Ramapo River. This is a great place to see interesting watefowl. Aside from the typical ducks and geese, I saw a large white heron and swans.

Map of the Route.
North Jersey Trails

Lake Henry from the eastern shore,
Facing West towards Hawk Rock

Zoomed in to Hawk Rock
Note the People atop of the Rock

Lake Henry from the Northeastern Side

White Heron on the Northern Side of Lake Henry

Bridge Crossing the River Inlet of the Mahwah River to Lake Henry

The Mahwah River north of Lake Henry

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