Hike the Swamp Forest trail at Lums Pond State Park
Saturday, August 30, 2014, Meet at 9:00 am at the Area 4 parking lot, first lot to the right past the Nature Center. The 6.5 mile hike on relatively flat terrain will take you around the pond skirting wetlands and forest thickets. There will be an entrance fee for anyone who doesn't have a State Park yearly pass. Hikers are invited to join Mark for lunch at Stewart's Brewing Company in Bear after the hike.
About the Park: Lums Pond State Park is built around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. Lums Pond itself covers 200 acres, and although there is no swimming allowed, boating and fishing provide water-bound recreation. Before the pond existed, St. Georges Creek flowed through the hardwood forest and was the site of several Native American hunting camps. The creek was dammed in the early 1800's when the C & D canal was built. Water from the pond was used to fill the locks of the canal and power a small mill. This area was first used as a state park in 1963.
Trip leader: Mark Fields. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org