Lake Hopatcong

wks

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Feb 12, 2021
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Another favorite place to visit for me is Lake Hopatcong.
Short distance from the NJ Transit train station.
My photos from 2016.

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I remember visiting here as a kid on summer camp trips from NYC in the 1970s.

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Still looks the same in 2016.

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I remember there was an amusement park just north of the beach.

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Amusement park is long gone but there are condominiums there now.
Not the pine barrens but many hiking opportunities here to enjoy.

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Lake Hopatcong station depot above the tracks.

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Train platform about 25 feet below the depot.

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Westbound NJ Transit train heads to Hackettstown.

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Ready to go.

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Waiting for the next train.
 
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imkms

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I lived across the street from the lake until I was 7 years old, and moved from there in 1958. The area was a lot more remote with almost no development back then (only 8 houses scattered about on my side of the lake!). I visited there 10 years ago and was shocked/disappointed how it has been so overly developed.
 

wks

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You probably remember the amusement park in the area.
Must bring back happy memories.

Town area is more developed but the lake area is still enjoyable to visit and walk.
I plan to revisit in May to do more hiking. And take more photos.
The internet has some good reviews of various trails at and near the lake.

On the link to my YouTube channel I did a few videos.
On my playlists click NJ Transit.
Change to date added (oldest)
Should be in the first four videos.

Also shows my trip to nearby Netcong.
 
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imkms

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You probably remember the amusement park in the area.
Must bring back happy memories.

Town area is more developed but the lake area is still enjoyable to visit and walk.
I plan to revisit in May to do more hiking. And take more photos.
The internet has some good reviews of various trails at and near the lake.

On the link to my YouTube channel I did a few videos.
On my playlists click NJ Transit.
Change to date added (oldest)
Should be in the first four videos.

Also shows my trip to nearby Netcong.
I do remember the amusement park, a lot of games of chance as I recall.
 
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