Sunday, November 22, 2009

Back at Kakiat

We wanted to hike for a few hours this morning, so we headed over to Kakiat Park.

Creeks and Streams run through the park.

The ruins of an old sawmill on the Mahwah River. The mill was owned by the Blauvelt family who farmed the area and maintained their orchards of apple, peach, and cherry trees.

Kakiat County Park is part of The Harris patent, an original English land patent from the King James the Second. The earliest settlers there called it Hackyackawet , later shortened to Kakiat.