|Ramapo Lake in Late October
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|The Dam||Lake View||Trail View||Trail View||Lake View|
|Lake View||Trail View||Tree||Tower View||Hazy Day|
|Wanaque Reservoir||Castle Ruins||Castle Ruins||Castle Ruins||Castle Ruins|
The Ramapo Lake loop starts at the top of Skyline Drive in Oakland across from a campground (Tamarack?). From there you head into the park via the gated access road 1 mile down to the lake. Turn left and continue around the lake til you see a driveway on the left with 2 concrete pillars on either side. Head up that driveway about a mile. You'll pass a carriage house on the left near the top and shortly after that will reach the ruins of an old castle like structure. It was a spectacular old home at one point, and was used as a bordello before it burned down earlier in the 1900s. To the right you have a sweeping view of the Wanaque Reservoir. To the left you have a view of the central Manhattan skyline.
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