This summer our family explored Laurel Hill State Park in Somerset County. We went canoeing on the 63-acre Laurel Hill Lake and hiked among the 15 miles of trails. We took the easy Pumphouse Trail through the forest to the waterfall at the Jones Mill Run Dam, a site built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930s. On the way back, we took the Tram Road Trail which was a little more difficult but also much more fun and adventurous. This trail followed the path of a former logging railroad used during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Highlights of the hike included the waterfall, the historic dam, the sunlight shining through the trees, and the footbridges across the water. Enjoy the pictorial – it’s just like you were there.
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