|Lake Lefferts, Matawan, NJ
Lake Lefferts is near the border of Old Bridge, NJ(Middlesex county)and Matawan, NJ(Monmouth county). I 've passed through Lake Lefferts
numerous times, enjoyed it's scenes spring, summer, fall and winter, but I never took the time to look up it's name on the map. It is surrounded by
residences and has a pavillion near the water and recently I found a small parking lot adjacent to it.
Lake Lefferts crosses three county highways. It has a boat launch, boat and canoe rental, and a large catering restaurant. Since 1924, Lake
Lefferts has been designated for recreational use. Every Independence day, residents enjoyed fireworks in the park. 2008 is no exception, while
other towns are cutting down, Matawan continued. I really enjoyed this half-an-hour firework show.
The waterlily in Lake Lefferts is a mixture of white and pink. The latter is rarely seen in wild.
A great egret is successfully feeding.
A snowy egret had a good lunch also.
Attractive white waterlily
Brilliant pink waterlily.
Next time we go play a game of chess, Shall we?
We will be as happy as this duckling.
Some pictures of the fireworks 7/06/08.
Dragonfly with black spots on the wings.
Southernly view from County Road 516 to the head of the
lake. July 2008.
Northerly view from CR 516.Behind the waterlily patches is the pavilion. Active citizens collected debris and brought them away. Mid July, 2008