Dryden Lake Professional Review and Guide
"120-acre Dryden Lake is surrounded by Dryden Lake Park, replete with picnic areas, pavilions, a playground, restrooms, and fishing/observation platforms. It also sits at the midpoint of the 4-mile-long Dryden Lake Park Trail, which began its existence as the Southern Central Railroad in 1865. Before that, Indians used this area as a campground and settlers built a sawmill here. In June, we watched carp jump out of the water in their spawning dance. Later in summer, vegetation mats the lake. The area abounds in geese, herons, ospreys, swallows, etc. Several species of turtles sun themselves on the logs. Beavers can be seen too. Take your time and enjoy the plants and animals as you paddle this picturesque lake that is ringed with forests, a golf course and farmlands."