This is the biggest lake. I did it on Forth of July weekend and it was busy. The traffic died out once I got around back. This lake appears to be two lakes if you start around it clockwise but that is just a big peninsular and not a land separation of two lakes. Around back there are what appear to be brick kilns and future around is swamp.
Of the three lakes this is the most beautiful AND the least traveled. I did it on a 4th of July weekend and had it to my self. The other two lakes were mobbed. It was a very beautiful day so maybe that added something to the beauty of the lake, but I think it would be a joy any time.
A beautiful day, beautiful lakes, beautiful forest but maybe too many people. The long 4th of July weekend ha certainly brought them out. These trails are shaded most of the way so the 90 degree weather was not a factor. The lake to the right has many different tree species marked. The lake to the left had humans fishing and the lake to the right had eagles fishing. The trails are also very level so if somebody had limited ability but wanted to hike a beautiful trail, this is the right place.
The lakes are old gravel pits used to build I95 nearby. They are shallow, and two are open for fishing. The park borders the swamp, and wildlife is common. I have seen otters, beavers, various snakes and birds. The trails go around the lakes and West into the woods on the former access road. There is a nice nature center with a huge aquarium with native fish. In the 1960's the area was barren red clay. The transition to forest is amazing.