Welcome to Terrace Pond!
The hike to the pond was filled with amazing views, mostly of the adjacent Newark Watershed lands.
On the way to Terrace Pond, a Black Rat Snake made an appearance.
We saw him slithering around while taking in the views.
This is one of the best scenic hikes in New Jersey. If you want to know more, check out a complete description of this hike at NY NJ Trail Conference. Also this blog entry tells of the adventures of this trail.
Please note that swimming is not allowed at the pond. While on the hike and at the pond, remember to take nothing but photos and leave only footprints in this beautiful natural area.