|Hike Name:||Purple Heart Trail|
|Directions:||Route 9 north or south to County Rt 528/547 Central Ave in Lakewood continue west on the road staying on Rt 528 which turns into East Veterans Hwy in Jackson. The park entrance, a dirt road entrance, is on the right 4.5 miles from Rt 9. If you hit Bowman Rd on the left you went to far.|
|Total Hike Distance:||1.50 miles|
|Hike Type:||In & Out, Backtrack Hike|
|Hike Starts/Ends:||At the main parkinglot|
|Trails Used:||Purple Heart Trail|
|Backcountry Water Sources:||None|
|Management:||City Park Service|
|Contact Information:||Jackson Parks and Recreation
95 West Veterans Highway
|Best Season:||Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Users:||Hikers, Bikers, Dogs, Horses|
|Road Conditions:||Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads|
|Hike Summary:||The park is a relatively new park in Jackson Twsp. The trail is perpendicular to an old cranberry bog that is now an active lake for fishing and canoeing/kayaking. There is side trails to the lake, an observation deck, and benches along the way to sit. The trail is wide and sandy with a few water crossings and some low points that flood after a sustained rain.
It is a nice easy out and back trail.