Sunday, February 14, 2021

Frozen Greenwood Lake

Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park
Greenwood Lake
Orange Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:

Total Time: 2:00 hours
Estimated Distance: 4.5 miles

Pros: Scenic lake that is great when frozen
Cons: None
Hike Type: Loop hike
Level of Difficulty: Very easy (with proper footwear)

Map of Route:

Greenwood Lake is the largest lake in the region. It is 7 miles long and crosses the state line from New York into New Jersey. I had been here several years prior, and now with the first solid cold-snap in several years that allowed the lakes to fully freeze, I decided it was time for a return. 

The scenery here is incredible. The lake is flanked by mountains on both sides, and with a deep layer of snow on the group it was an incredible winter scene. There were plenty of ice fisherman and spectators enjoying the tranquil location.

I parked at at the parking lot at Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park in Greenwood Lake village, at the northern end of the lake. This is the center of the activity on the lake on the winter. I walked through the area with the ice fisherman, and walked south about 2.5 miles not far from the state line. I turned around and then headed closer to the eastern side walking back towards the northern end of the lake and back to my car in the park parking lot.

Map of the Route

Going on the Lake

Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park at the Greenwood Lake Beach

Greenwood Lake Looking South

Bellvale Mountain from Greenwood Lake

Greenwood Lake Looking Southeast

Lots of Ice Fisherman at the North Side of the Lake

More Ice Fisherman

A Lone Ice Fisherman Down the Lake

More Ice Fisherman Deeper Down in the Lake

Me on Greenwood Lake

View from the Northern Part of the Lake

Walking Down Greenwood Lake, Facing South

Me Deeper Down in Greenwood Lake

Looking North from Deep into Greenwood Lake

Looking South Towards the Middle of the Lake

View Towards Fox Island

View Facing North

Another View in Greenwood Lake

More Views of Greenwood Lake

Me at the End of the my Distance on the Lake Prior to Returning

Icy Snowmobile Tracks on the Lake

Lakefront Homes Along Greenwood Lake

At the Return with Ice Fishermen Near the Park

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