Thursday, June 18, 2009

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of New Jersey!

I didn't know there were Seven Official Natural Wonders of New Jersey, but after visiting this Garden of Eden, I'm going to find the other six! We hiked Sunday, straight up 1.2 miles to the top of the mountain where Sunfish Pond is located. This picture was taken from the Appalachian Trail that passes the pond here. Do you see the little Stonehedge formation? I'm sure some hiker had fun putting that up!

The pond was surrounded by gorgeous pink and white Mountain Laurel. The flowers look like cake decorations.

There were masses of them everywhere.

So peaceful a setting.

I just loved the masses of ferns growing at the higher elevations. The trail was easy going here!

We also saw the yellow fish jumping out of the water to feed. Even the fish were beautiful!
I highly recommend this hike if you are in the area.


Abi said...

It looks lovely, what beautiful photos!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

It all looks absolutely gorgeous, you took some amazing photos!!!
♥ Teresa

Shirley said...

I didn't know about them either and I live only an hour from New Jersey. Isn't mountain laurel the most beautiful flower. It grows all over Minnewaska State Park here in NY and we always hike there when it's blooming.

grannyann said...

What a great place to hike. The pink and white Mountain Laurels are fantastic. Wish I had a flower bed full of those.

Anonymous said...

Garden of Eden - like the sound of it.

Funny and I can see the rock formation :-) They must have a blast doing that I bet. and have to agree. the pink flowers that aren't open yet sure looks like icing piped on the cake :-) yum! LoL

Now my fave, that pond(?) within the forest. It's beautiful. It looks untouched and I hope it stays that way.

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