5-6-17 10:00 am | Hike
Hike Around Lums Pond (camping optional)
6 – 8 mile fun hike around Lums Pond in Bear, DE
Join us for a hike at Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE. As described on the website; “the Swamp Forest Trail loops around Lums Pond through fresh water wetland forests of Black Cherry, Sweet Gum, and Maple following a gentle terrain over a packed earth or crushed stone surface and crossing over many elevated boardwalks and bridges." Bear, DE is only about an hour and a half from the Lehigh Valley, close enough for a day hike, but a few of us will be camping for the weekend, heading up on Friday, May 5th and staying through Sunday, May 7th. If you would like to camp, you can reserve a campsite through Reserve America. Fees are listed on the Reserve America site. The campground is small but with fairly new bathroom facilities. We will be camping rain or shine. Any questions about camping, please contact Michelle or Cindy. The campground offers kayaking (need to bring your own as rentals are not yet open) a zip line course through GoApe! and several hiking trails. For more information on camping, kayaking, the zip line or the park, go to: http://www.destateparks.com/park/lums-pond/ For the Saturday hike, please meet at 9:45 am in the Campground at Yurt #2. Pack a lunch as we will be stopping for a nice view somewhere along the pond. If you are coming Saturday only, there is a daily use fee of $8 per carload. Carpooling is encouraged to split the cost. If you sign up on Meetup, there are a few people signed up there who may be willing to carpool. Heavy rain cancels the hike; check Bear, DE weather.
Round trip road miles distance: 180 miles
Hike / bike / on-water distance: 6-8 miles
Hike rating: B
Meeting place: The Lums Pond State Park campground entrance is off Red Lion Road (RT 71) between the intersections of Howell School Road and Summit Bridge Road (RT896).For the Saturday hike, please meet at 9:45 am in the Campground by Yurt #2.
Posted on meetup.com? YES
Leader: Michelle Hinkle 484-221-3172
Co-leader: Cynthia Paetow 215-536-7311 cpaetow@hotmail.com