It was a cold, but sunny, day today. It seemed a good day for a drive. We drove to Chapman State Park. Chapman State Park is located near Clarendon, PA, approximately 15 miles from our house. The park is open for year round recreation. Recreational opportunities include swimming, fishing (including ice fishing), boating, camping, hiking, hunting, ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, picnicking, and sledding.
This is the Chapman Dam spillway. According to the State Parks website, the Chapman Dam was constructed near the old earthen dam of the Bucher Mill Log Pond, which dates back to Bucher’s Mill that was built about 1849.
Isn’t this a great-looking tree? The tree creates a natural frame through which to view Chapman Lake. Standing beyond the tree, on the lake, is one of several ice fisherman that we saw today.
Ice fishermen on Chapman Lake
Do you see the building across the lake?
The previous photographs were taken from that side of the lake.
Here are two close-up pictures of the ice fishermen.
In the photograph shown below the man closest to the camera is carrying a fish in each hand.
In addition to seeing ice fishermen on Chapman Lake, we saw activity on the sled riding hill. People of all ages were having a wonderful time riding down the hill on sleds, tubes and snowboards.