The weather was perfect for a stroll, so I suggested to Bhavna that we go for a walk in Skillman Park. I recommended we explore the trails along the outer edge since I had already checked them out earlier in the year, and I thought she would enjoy something new.
As we began walking on the winding trail that skirts the far perimeter of Skillman Park, a gentle breeze "sweetened" the air.
The trail starts at Lake Drive and follows Rock Brook until its boundary at the Burnt Hill Road bridge. Our trek took us further into the park, where we encountered meadows filled with wildflowers that added vibrant whites, yellows, and pinks to the landscape.
We walked up to the edge of the Rock Brook. Rock Brook is a tributary of the Millstone River, a part of the larger Raritan River watershed. The brook is named after the rock formations found along its course. It meanders through Montgomery Township and significantly impacts the local environment. Rock Brook provides a habitat for various species of wildlife and contributes to the overall ecological health of the area.
We continued north in Skillman Park, crossed the remnants of Maplewood Drive, and proceeded eastward around a large meadow until we arrived at Main Boulevard. After crossing Main Boulevard, we followed Association Drive, leading us to the Morrow Road semi-circle. From there, we connected to Schley Drive, which brought us back to Laroque Circle, where we had parked earlier.