Sunday, October 20, 2013

Swartswood State Park, NJ - Duck Pond Multi-Use Trail Area

Swartswood State Park - New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

GPS Coordinates 41.072747, -74.819451

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There are some maps that look like this one and they are not accurate.  The Spring Lake Trail description on the web site is not accurate either.
I colored in the trails on a picture of the kiosk map to  make it more clear.  It's a better map and makes more sense with colors.  Black is the paved Duck Pond Trail.
My track won't make much sense because I did some looping around trying to figure out the trails and make sense of them.
Swartswood State Park, NJ at EveryTrail


Hiked together with Swartswood State Park - Grist Mill Trail

The yellow-blazed trail starts to the right of the paved Duck Pond Trail.
The yellow trail ends at the other end of the paved Duck Pond Trail.  Cross straight over to the start of the white-blazed trail.
A bridge over nothing to nowhere.
A crow in waterless Duck Pond.
A VERY confused dog wondering where the water is.
Bone dry Duck Pond.
Standing in Duck Pond.
The white trail ends at a T-intersection where the red trail goes either way.  Left goes to the campground, right goes to Spring Lake.
Some water in Spring Lake!
Spring Lake
Frog Pond, a grassy area sometimes with water.
An old trail marker.
Back at the bridge over nothing to nowhere.
Returning on the Duck Pond Trail.
Meeting some other hikers in the parking lot.

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