Terrace Pond - NJ Travel Blog› entry 843 of 1090 › view all entries
Almost 4 months ago I hiked in the New Jerseyian Wawayanda State Park, see here. Wawayanda is really a large park, it has several sections: the Wawayanda Mountain Section in the west (see here), the central lake section I just mentioned and there is the Bearfort Mountain area, in the east. Bearfort Mountain is 451 meters (1479 ft) high and is stretches out in long ridges. In the ice age, when Glaciers covered this area, holes were carved in the mountains which now appear as ponds. Terrace Pond is one of them. It is not very big, but it is located almost at the top of Bearfort Mountain.
Since I still felt a bit jetlaggish and needed some fresh air I felt it was a good idea to make a simple hike, not too far away.
Then I reached Terrace Pond. A beautiful gem. Despite the clear signs that stated that swimming was prohibited, and given the deadly history of the pond, see here, it looked more like the Jersey Shore. Some 15 - 20 people were cliff jumping on the steep cliff at the other side of the lake.
More pictures below!!