A Rare Treat At Rockland Lake State Park

Dated: 02/12/2014

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Rockland Lake in Congers is frozen with ice thick enough to walk on. You can blame global warming, global cooling, or El Niño, but this the first time in many years the Park Rangers have deemed it safe enough to go out on. Rockland Lake was the leading ice producer for New York City from 1831-1924. The Knickerbocker Ice Company delivered what many considered the cleanest and purest ice. Huge barns filled with saw dust sat on the North East shore of the lake, keeping ice well into the summer. It would seem to many historians that the winters were colder 100 years ago.
Today there is tremendous ice fishing for yellow perch, a tasty treat on the table. There is also ice skating and hockey if the snow does not get too thick on the ice. If nothing else, it is a beautiful sight to behold, its frozen splendor twinkling in the sunlight. Take a ride over and enjoy this natural wonder either from the shore or atop the ice.
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Paul Bambara

My love of the real estate business began when I first started investing in residential and commercial properties in 1982. I found that my life-long residency of Rockland County, my eight years on the....

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