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Distance:
0.2 Miles / 0.3 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~6 minutes
Features:
PA Wilds
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Cowanesque Lake Recreation Area
Town:
Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania
Directions:
41.988208, -77.164071
Added:
November 11, 2019
Updated:
November 11, 2019

The North Overlook Trail at Cowanesque Lake Recreation Area near Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania is an easy 0.2-mile out-and-back trail that leads down to the lake shore and back.

This short trail begins at either end of the stone wall at the parking lot, heads southeast, and then eventually runs down to the water. This is a nice trail to stop at if on a road trip or driving through the area. The trail gives beautiful views of Cowanesque Lake along with some short history of the lake and how it came into existence.

History
Congress authorized the construction of Cowanesque Lake, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project, to reduce the impact of storms such as Hurricane Agnes in 1972. The primary goal of the project was to reduce risk of flooding to communities in southern New York and northern Pennsylvania. Since the project began, the dam has saved millions of dollars in flood damage and continues to protect surrounding communities to this day.

Parking
Hikers can find parking at the coordinates provided. The lot is large enough to fit a couple dozen cars.

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.

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  1. Parking

    41.988208, -77.164071
  2. Main Trailhead

    41.988104, -77.164148
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Hazards

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75 '

Total Change
75 '

Ascent
75 '

Descent

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0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Trail added
November 11, 2019
Hiked on
October 19, 2019
Updated on
November 11, 2019
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
October 19, 2019
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