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