Jordan Lake - New Hope Creek Trip
Put In - The New Hope Creek access is off of 751at the first bridge crossing coming from the north. It is on south/west side of the bridge, look for a gravel area. A trail leads down to a nice sandy beach, however, the trail is at least 100 yards long and is quite grown over with vegetation. There are various trails off shoots, you want the one that goes by a pond. I tried the various legs of the trail and could not make it down to the water.
Distance/Time - 8.8 miles/4 hours/2.1 MPH Avg
Difficulty - Difficult based on the long portage to the Put In.
Trip Directions - I headed straight north to the far northern part of New Hope Creek. I also was looking for the New Hope Creek trail which is on an old railroad bed. It was a little tricky to find. Took a nice hike up the trail till over grown vegetation block my way.
Scenery - Very scenic area for birds. Many egrets or herons, hawks, and eagles. Various ducks also forging. One really nice bald eagle is in the area.
Hazards - Low water at this time of the year.