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Tillman Ravine, Walpack Cemetery, Millbrook, Van Campens Glen - 5/1/11

 

Our spring hiking so far was getting tripped up by weather, weekend obligations, and a vacation spent tooling around the Yucatan in Mexico (where the vast, flat expanses of trees reminded us of Jersey's Pinelands!).

Finally we got some time free, and with some recent rain decided on two hikes with plenty of waterfall action. First up, a quick 2.0 miles at Tillman Ravine, followed by 6.9 miles at Millbrook - Van Campens Glen.

Tillman Ravine is flat out gorgeous and is an easy, short hike with a rushing stream, and plenty of water cascades. There is a unmarked path that leads to Walpack Cemetery, where the gravestones date to the 1800's.

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After Tillmans, we drove to Millbrook Village. This hike starts at historic Millbrook Village and mostly follows woods roads. Get a peek at the Delaware River from atop a bluff, walk past houses abandoned because of the Tocks Island Dam project, and take a brief side trail to tiny DePue Cemetery. Then hike through Van Campens Glen - a shady, rocky (and popular) path next to a stream and waterfall.

 

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Comment by Daniela Wagstaff on July 3, 2011 at 9:35am

I did the Millbrook/Van Campens Glen hike in the reverse direction in an attempt to avoid crowds at Van Campens Glen and had the place all to myself.  It was lovely. My favorite thing ever is hiking through hemlock ravines so I was in heaven. When I came out at the end of the trail at the Van Campen Picnic Area around 9 am, people were already staking out their picnic spots, fires blazing,  boom boxes blasting...  Back into peace and quiet for the rest of the hike.  Never ran into another person the entire time until arriving back at Millbrook Village.  Some spots on the trails are overgrown.  I hiked part of the Donkey Hollow Trail but that is very overgrown and apparently very unused. Pulled 7 ticks off of my dog and that is with her being current on monthly flea/tick treatment that is supposed to repel ticks.  Click here for directions and pictures for the reverse route. 

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