walking
10 days ago

Bring your boots! We’ve had an exceptionally wet year, but this trail has puddles that appear to be permanent blocking the entire road. You can try to navigate around them, but be prepared to get your feet wet. There are trails leading out to the dikes, but they are so overgrown it’s not worth the bother. There are some pretty views and the walking is easy in the dry spots.

I’m not really sure how to review this trail. We only got about 1/8 mile in and we encountered a flooded path. After walking off trail through the vines and trees to get around two sections ... it appeared as if most of the trail running next to the lake was going to be the same. The water appeared to be at least a foot deep in the areas we encountered. The trail up to that point was easy to walk and enjoyable. Parking was easy but not a large lot. Was bummed we couldn’t get through to see the rest of the trail. Not sure if this is the norm or just from a lot of rain.

It was a nice little hike, but a bit disappointing. As a previous reviewer wrote some huge areas of standing water that require you to detour off trail to avoid. Also more trash than I was expecting to see. Most of the trails were fine until we got to the backside of the lake (former cranberry bogs) where there didn’t seem to be any trail. Just lots of soaked areas impossible to navigate. We had to turn back. We managed to log over 4 miles and we saw two deer cross the trail not too far from us so that was a bonus! Doubt we’ll come back though unless we hear it’s been cleaned up. Has great potential.

hiking
Friday, August 18, 2017

Trails are not kept well. Had to cut my hike short because I was unable to pass thru the trails. lots of standing water, bring your big spray!

it was nice.

hiking
Friday, February 26, 2016

This is a beautiful forest with upland and wetland trails. Trail system was once 5 star but now is in poor shape due to vehicle damage creating large areas of flooding where the trails should be. Parts are so wet they are impassible. The three cranberry bogs are separated by 3 dikes that have breaches making it difficult or impossible to get across without walking in the water. The township environmental commission is working with township officials to install gates to stop illegal entry of vehicles and dumping. Signs will be placed along property lines. A plan to fix the trail system is part of the project being spearheaded by the environmental commission. Over the next couple of years this area will be a 5 star trail system again. The future of this park is going to include guided nature hikes, bird watching tours and other public events.

hiking
Monday, October 23, 2017

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hiking
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hiking
Wednesday, June 15, 2016