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Warwick is ON!!!
  • Topic created by MaryFrank on Sat Apr 7, 2018 at 1:21 pm
    Mary Frank (MaryFrank)
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    Hey, the weather prayers are working.  No 4 inches of snow.  The woods are GORGEOUS. 

     

    We could use a few helpers if you have an hour or so to spare, that would be great. 

     

    See you tomorrow!!!!

  • Reply by dreider on Sat Apr 7, 2018 at 8:00 pm
    Diane  Reider (dreider)
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    I'll be there early and can help out when I'm done running.  It's too cold for me to run epunch.

    Diane
  • Reply by BRycharski on Sat Apr 7, 2018 at 9:13 pm
    Bob Rycharski (BRycharski)
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    Mary, why is the Warwick park  directions on DVOA schedule kinda vague  (unlike other directions that say you are so far from Buckstown ...)?  I have never driver there, is the Park Road signed or obvious from the route 23 state road?  just makig sure I (and others)  can get there, any one can chime in on the correct directions (please)
  • Reply by edscott on Sun Apr 8, 2018 at 7:49 am
    Ed Scott (edscott)
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    Easiest way to get directions is to click on the map name and look at the map.

  • Reply by KathleenG on Mon Apr 9, 2018 at 10:58 am
    Kathleen Geist (KathleenG)
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    Warwick was awesome (except for the rocks, and nothing can cure those).  Even the swamplands were not as "swampy" as usual.  Thank you all for a nice time in the woods!

    I sure hope Bob found it.  The drive is mostly pretty easy (just follow 23) but the turn off of 23 is a bit obscure.  Looks like a driveway until you are right there!  Attack points: You pass a pull-off on the left next to a wooden sign for the park.  The speed limit drops to 35mph.  You pass a church on the left, quickly followed by 2 small ponds next to each other.  Then you are "in town."  Keep your eyes peeled, the little road is on the left, and an O sign will point to it from the right.  If you end up going all the way through town and steeply uphill, you missed it, and you are on your way to the turn-off for French Creek!

    Once you do make that left, all is easy.  You cross a little bridge, and then there is a huge sign for the park leading right in to the parking lots.


  • Reply by BRycharski on Tue Apr 10, 2018 at 8:33 pm
    Bob Rycharski (BRycharski)
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    Hi Katleen G, yes I made it.  I am a DVOA member, but also a Garden state model RR member, and I needed the extra directions so I could get in quickly and out to cover a Rail Road Show in North Haledon, NJ.  Better directions  to a Warwick park I had never visited  before was the expectation.  I hope someone at DVOa woud yes have said the park road is at the store front such an such.  I was lucky, I could not see the street sign, but at the last second I saw the O sign arrow, an overshot the left turn, had to back up 10 feet, lucky that there was no one behind me or else I wouuld have had to take a long U turn as the warwick directions were IMO vague.   Anyway, I am sure the ED mary Frank can tak a breather from her other DVOA duties and rewrite the Warwick directions from - just follow your nose (silly giggle) ... to 3.x miles from route 100 or 2 miles from the Qwarwick traffic double helix circle (more guffaws).  Just someone please realize that warwick is easy for you repeat softshoe visitors, its not so good for (4) us NJ newbies to that nice park Sealed

    That and I hope the resultsa are posted on the web soon
  • Reply by ErikEddy on Wed Apr 11, 2018 at 6:35 am
    Erik Eddy (ErikEddy)
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    Google Maps gives wonderful directions. Clicking on the event name on the schedule pins the start location or just search the park and look for O signs when you are close.
  • Reply by KathleenG on Wed Apr 11, 2018 at 8:25 am
    Kathleen Geist (KathleenG)
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    Should have added the town is Knauertown.  Once you enter Knaurtown, that is when to be super alert for that rather obscure turn onto County Park Road.
  • Reply by furlong47 on Fri Apr 13, 2018 at 10:44 pm
    Julie Keim (furlong47)
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    An idea for future reference: when I'm going somewhere new, I often look at the directions on Google Maps and then use the street view feature to actually see what the intersections and nearby landmarks look like so I will know when my turn is coming up once I get there in real life. Doesn't work for everywhere (some locations still don't have street view photos, but most do, even some really obscure and rural areas.)
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