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Photo Walk at Chapman State Park

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.

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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.

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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.

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Bob, with Chapman Lake in the background
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Ice fishermen on Chapman Lake
Do you see the building across the lake?
The previous photographs were taken from that side of the lake.
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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.
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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.

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Sled Riding Hill

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10 Responses to “Photo Walk at Chapman State Park”

  1. StacerLeeLee

    We should go back to Chapman and retake the photo of dad, only this time I'll dress up as Jason Voorhees from Friday the Thirteenth and pretend to be sneaking across the lake to slaughter unsuspecting campers. That would be fun.

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  2. Linda (PA_shutterbug)

    You'd have to do some real fast sneaking, Stacey. Your dad wasn't too keen on standing in the shade for more than a few moments. It was too cold in the shade; he wanted to be in the sun.

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  3. Salitype

    ohhh! look at those ice fishermen….interesting and fascinating to watch them standing right abive where the fishes swam beneath them..maybe one day i could experience sled riding. i doesn't snow here very often, too cold to snow, i guess!…lol!eng

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  4. Tes

    Fun in the sun…and the snow! You guys really had fun huh. Good capture, Linda! Nice composition! Each shot so clear and vivid! Love the one with the trunk as foreground! Beautiful! 🙂

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  5. Denise

    That looks like a wonderful walk Linda. I enjoyed all your photos and look forward to where you will be taking us next. Have a great weekend.

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  6. Tami Weingartner

    I've seen that look on Bobs face once or twice myself…thank God for husbands who sigh deep and comply for the picture taking!I've never been to Chapman. Definatley going to add it to my list!

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  7. ClayrPlayr

    I swear the pic of the guy with a fish in each hand is straight off the cover of National Geographic! Linda, when you become famous, don't forget your fans! =) If you need a helper, I'll be here for ya! I'll probly still be looking for a job! lol

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  8. Elena

    What a beautiful place. Love the tree! Our aquarium for our angelfish is 14 gallons. It is big enough for the 3 fish we have to reach full growth. We may get a larger tank later on. We will see:)

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