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Round Mountain Section, Deer Path Park
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Welcome to the Round Mountain Section of Deer Path Park.  Formed during the Triassic Period, Round Mountain reaches an elevation of 600 feet above sea level.  The mountain was originally used by the Lenni Lenape for encampments.  Early European settlers used the mountain for a variety of resources.  Timber was cut for lumber as well as for heating fuel.  Fertile farmland surrounding the base of the mountain provided food for the settlers.  Today evidence of these past uses can be found throughout the park.  The logging road has been incorporated into the trail system and stone walls can be found at the edges of farm fields.  The County purchased 55 acres in 1979 from Frank Keogh.  Since then, additional acreage has been preserved, raising the Round Mountain Section’s total acreage to 229 acres. 

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Photographs by Valerie Lykes