Cheesequake State Park
Three months ago we returned to this beautiful park for the first time in ten years. There are so many trails (many not even on the map) that we decided to return today to do more of the trails we hadn't previously done.

Using this map we parked at the large lot at the park office (just east of the parking lot where most of the trails begin). We took a paved road north to the white multi-use trail doing that trail for the first time. There's a nice little butterfly area just off this trail though being that it's still winter there were no butterflies, nor wildflowers, to be seen. Returning back to the park office we continued west to the main trail network taking yellow north to Hooks Creek Lake, then walked along the southern and eastern bank (unblazed) to the beach area, continuing SW to the crabbing area on a nice boardwalk. South of the boardwalk we found an unblazed trail that skirts the swamp area (not on the map). We took this south eventually reaching blue which we took west to Perrine Pond, then continued south on another unblazed trail climing to green. We took this trail all the way back to the main trailhead and walked back to the park office.

Total distanced hiked today was 5.3 miles in just over 2.5 hours.

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