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Hike Community Park North at Princeton, NJ

The Park, a generally square tract of 71 acres, encompasses both wooded ground and open space. The meadow areas contain an amphitheater and pond, and trails in this part of the recreation area paved and suitable for wheelchair use.

An interesting feature of the Park's woodlands is the contrast between the lower land along the southern part of the Park, where one is struck by the natural competitive mixture of tree canopy, understory, and ground cover vegetation, and the mature pine plantation of the northern section. This area, separated from the lowlands by a sewer pipeline right-of-way, was once farmed. It now consists of a few Norway spruce and a preponderance of white pine planted in the 1960s. The pine forest seems cool, silent, and detached from town, except for the auto/airplane noise that creeps in.

The hike will be easy and estimate 1-1,5 hours to finish. Lunch at downtown Princeton if anyone interested. Plus walk around Princeton university campus after meal. Of course, we will go for the famous Bend Spoon Ice-Cream.

Parking Lot: 34 Mountain Ave Princeton, NJ  08540 (approoximate) ([masked], [masked])  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Community+Park+North/@40.357555,-74.670629,3a,75y,335.23h,74.24t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s9TPa6AntuXHaBIATHOlSLg!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x7bc548a8ce677c64

Park Information: http://www.princetonnj.gov/parks/commparkn.html

Bad weather cancel (forecast of 40% or more chance of precipitation or any storm/thunderstorm forecast) 

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  • Kirsten

    Great, thanks for organizing YF!

    July 21, 2014

  • Tanya

    Awesome find, YF. Thanks for hosting.

    July 20, 2014

  • Tej

    Thank you YF and the rest of the group. It was a great first hiking experience! Thank you for waiting :)

    July 20, 2014

  • YF

    Thanks you all for joining me on this beautiful weather Sunday. It was a good experience to picnic in downtown Princeton. Thanks again to all those who contributed for my free Bent Spoon ice-cream *^_^*.

    1 · July 20, 2014

  • Heather

    This sounds like so much fun, but I'll be in Princeton for something else at 11. I should be done by 12, so I would love to meet up with you guys for lunch/ ice cream and walking around Princeton. If it's OK, I'll give someone in the group a call to find out where you guys are eating. Have fun! :)

    July 19, 2014

    • YF

      you can call me[masked]

      July 19, 2014

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