Farview-Karamac Parking Areas
Old Mine Road, Worthington State Forest, Warren County, NJ


Directions:

This is a parking area, Farview (on the right side of Old Mine Road) and the Karamac Parking area on the left. (0.9 of a mile from the red light for the one land road section.)


History:

New Yorkers, John Newmarker and Arthur Feindt, close friends of area large land owner Charles  C. Worthington, built Camp Karamac, a river-front hotel along with cottages, swimming pools, playgrounds, and boating facilities. The name Karamac came from a fictional Indian warrior.

Worthington sold the camp owners his retired ferryboat in the area. Worthington's two sons, Reginald and Edward, later opened the Buckwood Inn on nearby Shawnee Island.


Trails:

Reach the Karamac Trail by heading west toward the Delaware River. The trail goes off to the south and heads to a parking area along Old Mine Road.

The Beulahland Trail (yellow blazes) heads up the Kittatinnies. It takes the hiker to Sunfish Pond.

4/22/2005.  Ceferino Santana, dog Sonar and I walked down to the Delaware River.  I had not noticed before just how much sand there is along the Delaware River.  Dog Sonar had a blast running back and forth and digging in the sand.  He had not experienced sand like this before.  We walked up the river for a short ways and then returned.  Brief stay.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney. 


PLANT LIST:
Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = blooming on date of field trip, 04/22/2005


Trees:
Acer negundo (box elder maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Amelanchier arborea (shadbush) *
Betula lenta (black birch)
Carpinus caroliniana (musclewood)
Carya tomentosa (mockernut hickory)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood) *
Fagus grandifolia (beech)
Ostrya virginiana (American hop hornbeam)  -- lots
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Quercus prinus (chestnut oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock) 

Shrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry) -- way too much of it
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)*
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Vaccinium sp. (hillside or low bush blueberry) *

Vines:
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Smilax sp. (greenbrier)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Herbs:
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)
Erythronium americanum (trout lily)
Galium sp. (bedstraw)
Glechoma hederacea (gill-over-the-ground) *
Hedyotis sp. (bluets) *
Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain)
Podophyllum peltatum (mayapple)
Potentilla sp. (cinquefoil)
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion) *
Trifolium sp. (clover)
Viola pubescens (yellow forest violet) *
Viola sororia (common blue violet) *
vetch

Sedges:
Carex laxiflora (loose-flowered sedge)
Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge)

Grasses:
Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stilt grass)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Dryopteris marginalis (marginal woodfern)
Polypodium sp. (rockcap fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)