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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-28-2015, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Local Driftwood?

Hey All,

Anyone know of a good spot around New York/NJ border, or even a bit north, where they have found some good drift wood? I was going to go on a few hikes around Ramapo and Harriman state parks and try to find something worthwhile, but was curious if anyone had a known spot somewhat easy to get to.

Obviously not expecting to find manzanita, but something gnarly enough to fit in nicely with a nature aquarium.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-28-2015, 07:49 PM
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I'm not from your area and have no knowledge of local but I do a lot of wood hunting and might throw an idea or two?
I find Google maps to be a real help when searching out likely spots. A little knowledge of the local winds is also useful. Much of the US has prevailing winds which blow from SW to NE. If that is true in your area, look to the coves on the NE sides of lakes. That is where the larger portion of wood will be found. Combine the knowledge of where the wood is likely to collect with looking very closely on the maps and you can often spot the wood lying on the shore. Back off the close look a bit and spot how close you can drive to the site and you can do a lot of the search from home and avoid the long, long trek to haul a ton of wood back?
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Just be cautious about removing wood from state parks. Typically that's against the law and the severity of the penalties might surprise you.
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