The 5,286-acre Nockamixon State Park is in the rolling hills of scenic Bucks County, close enough to Philadelphia for a day trip, but far enough away for a vacation. Tohickon Creek, Three Mile Run and Haycock Run feed the 1,450-acre Lake Nockamixon, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and a destination for boaters and anglers. Visitors can stay the night in a cabin or enjoy the many activities of the park for the day. Popular activities are picnicking, visiting the pool, hiking, biking and boating.
Great for biking, not so much for hiking.
Path is very narrow, and everything from the obstacles to bumps in the road indicate it was for cyclists. Everyone was nice but all but one person was a cyclist and I started to feel like I was in their way.
Apart from feeling out of place the trail was incredibly beautiful, almost entirely in the woods and shaded, and easy to follow. I won't be walking it again but if I ever get comfortable doing off-road biking I will certainly be back. Highly recommend this one to cyclists.
We group of 5 initially planned to go to Franklin Parker Preserve. But due to the weather, we had to change our plans. And i am glad we picked Nockamixon. Its one and half hr drive from jersey city. Though the Park office were closed on weekend the Rangers were very helpful in guiding us the way to trail.
Even though everyone are beginners in our group, we were able to complete Coldspot and Hammer trail (total of 4 miles) in 1 and half hour. The climate was just right neither cold not hot. We saw only a couple of bikers on the hike other than them there were no one else. But there were lot of flies in the woods. make sure to take insect repellent when you go. Keep some water for hydration and few snacks. Overall it was a good trip and we enjoyed a lot.
We did some loops of the red, blue, green, yellow, and combination trails. Once we moved from the yellow/green to the green, there were very poor markings, and we ended up bagging on doing a couple of loops because we couldn't find trail markers. That being said - it was a really nice hike. The trails aren't particularly difficult, and just about everything leads to a water source, you'll see lots of families and dogs having a good time running through the streams. The forests are nice, it's just a really easy and great way to spend a day.
did a sunrise ride this morning, gorgeous. I've been through twice before but last time I was in town the trails were closed following super mega ultra storm Sandy. they're open now due to the efforts of valley mountain bikers, ridenox.com and what must have been an army of volunteers. thanks everybody. the damage was extensive, the cleanup must have been too.
go check it out. www.ridenox.com has trail maps and condition reports.
Lake Nockamixon provides for a variety of activities over the span of a large State Park. You can picnic and watch sailboats by the marina, hike and birdwatch along numerous trails, check out the Cormorants by the boat rental or even participate in the many "car meets" setup in the park throughout the summer. The marina is my favorite part to check out sailboats, watch seagulls and sparrows and just relax along the lake.
Trails are open, the club did an awesome job. Everything is marked pretty well. Switchbacks, creek crossings, pine forests, cedar forests, trails along the lake-good stuff. Wear bright colors Monday through Saturday, it's hunting land too. Went twice, the second weekend was considerably more busy than the first, the word is out. (maybe I shouldn't be writing this)