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“Nice for LONG Hikes”
Review of Westwood Park

Westwood Park
Ranked #4 of 12 things to do in New Castle
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

This park is a little bit out of the way but it is nice and secluded. Most people who come here stay at the campground and fish because they have a very nice lake here. We have been a few times to Geocache and hike. Their trails are much more rugged than those at Mounds Park so it's nice to have a bit more of a challenge. The trails however are really meant for mountain bikes and are not designed for walking. The trails are narrow and they are choppy in parts. If you are going to hike the trail, be sure to wear sturdy hiking boots or shoes or you will regret it. The area is very clean and it is not crowded.

My only complaint is that the full trail is very long - it is 10 miles of up and down. Once when we were there, we were half way around and it began to rain - then pour out of the blue. The problem with this was there are NO "escapes" to the trail whatsoever. Once you are in, you are in it to the end and it is a single, one way trail. And I am talking a 4 hour hike here for two able bodied experienced hikers. Almost every other place we have hiked had some way to get off the trail and onto a main road in the event of an injury or rain or whatever. This is not the case here, so if you got hurt help would have to come the way of the trail just so you know. On the day we were there and it began to rain, the trails became a slippery mud pit in no time and it seemed like it took forever for us to get back. Next time we might take bikes just in case.

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Reviewed 15 October 2012

It isn't the greatest park I've been too by any means, but it's nice for New Castle. In my experience, it's been a fairly clean park. We take a boat out on the lake from time to time, but keep in mind the most power you can have is a trolling motor. Just so ya know. There's a few bike trails, but none of them are too advanced. They're fairly well kept though, and make for a fun place to ride casually with friends.

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Reviewed 9 August 2012

Great track with some hills ... Intermediate level. Could use some more difficult optional loops.. Back when DINO was racing here, the track was better groomed, but it's still ok...

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