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Midway point of our travels

We used this as a stop to stretch our legs on our trip. It has a small parking area right off the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tuckerton, New Jersey
nice place to be

Just a standard beach, fishing is okay many good places along the shore to fish. Many many picnic... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2016
Harwinton, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used this as a stop to stretch our legs on our trip. It has a small parking area right off the road during the off-season. We walked down to the lake and realized that if we were going to do the trails we should...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kbron2
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Looks like the running trails are pretty, but I’d be hesitant to ever visit again. Party hangout for teens playing obnoxious music, stagnant, dirty “pond”, cigarette butts in the sand...I’d stay away.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 3WhiteK
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I visit this park all the time with my dog. It has year-round parking, but you can only drive into the park in the summer. There are a lot of trails and BBQ areas, picnic tables and benches. You can swim there or fish. They...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 714megans
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Nice spot to mountain bike - races have been held there. There are hiking trails, picnic areas, and swimming.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank fpxc1
Reviewed August 10, 2016

I love this place for a great walk, winter or summer. During the winter months, the pavement is plowed and it's easy to negotiate without breaking one's neck on ice. It's always incredibly clean and well kept.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Paula B
Reviewed March 1, 2016

Just a standard beach, fishing is okay many good places along the shore to fish. Many many picnic benches and places to picnic all over . Open fields for gaming. Can get very busy in season. The thing that surprises me the most is the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank bilmatu
Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Very nicely kept considering the area. We rent a pavilion every year for a social event. Have always been satisfied Very clean and we'll policed. It is quite a hike to the restroom, especially if you are handicappef, which many of out group are. All...More

Date of experience: August 2015
3  Thank Fred S
Reviewed July 9, 2015

Let me start out by saying the swimming area is often closed for bacteria. the beach is nice and clean, when its open. There are picnic tables and bathrooms near the beach and throughout the park. Parking is also convenient. We enjoy family picnics and...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank honeydoll272
Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a very beautiful, well-kept day-use park. There is a nice lake with a beach area for swimming, lots of walking trails, lots of picnic areas. You can fish, swim, kayak, hike, picnic, bike ride, etc. Very nice place to spend the day and...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank suzycc218
Reviewed April 16, 2015

Hop Brook Lake and Army Corps of Engineers project is a great place for families to spend the day. There are numerous hiking/walking trails, barbecue spots, fishing areas in addition to a clean beach and swimming area. There are group areas in small fields where...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank mary h
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Bruce M
October 18, 2018|
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Response from 3WhiteK | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. Much too small, I think.
Twyllah D
July 30, 2017|
Response from torriterror |
The dogs need to be leashed and are not allowed in or on the swimming area. Any poop needs to be picked up.
mayra q
May 25, 2015|
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Response from linbwtby | Reviewed this property |
4.00 see above