Hike with Morris County Park Commission

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014

  • MEET AT HORSESHOE LAKE AT 9AM
  • WE’LL CARPOOL / RIDE SHARE TO MCPC HEDDEN PARK IN RANDOLPH
  • START HIKING FROM HEDDEN’S CONCORD RD PARKING AREA
  • HIKE HEDDEN PARK TO AND THROUGH MINE HILL’S DICKERSON MINE PRESERVE
  • HIKE THROUGH ROXBURY’S BLACK RIVER PARK ON THE BLACK RIVER TRAIL
  • SIDEWALK HIKE BACK TO HORSESHOE LAKE
  • TOTAL 5.5 MILES, ABOUT 3 HOURS +

SUGGESTIONS

  • WEAR GOOD HIKING FOOTWEAR. WE WILL BE “BUSHWHACKING” A SHORT DISTANCE
  • BRING AND USE TICK SPRAY
  • BRING WATER AND A SNACK
  • WE PLAN TO HAVE A PICK-UP / DROP OUT VEHICLE AT SEVERAL POINTS

QUESTIONS AND SIGNUP AT   tedmunds@morrisparks.net BY NOON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31

2014 11 MCPC Map

 

Veterans Park-New Picnic Area

If you have explored the yellow trail at Veterans Park, you would have noticed a break in the trees overlooking Succasunna Valley… and you may have thought that it was a perfect spot for a picnic table to rest and enjoy the view.  Thanks to Chris Cudia, it is a reality!  Working on his Eagle Scout project, Chris built an amazingly well-constructed table for hikers to enjoy… Many thanks, Chris!  :)

Chris Cudia Table Pic

Fall 2014 Upcoming Hike Dates

 

Saturday, November 22nd – Hike and Trail Work Day, 10am-12pm

Join the Roxbury Trails Committee for a fun morning hiking and cleaning up the trails. Work will include removing garbage and cutting back overgrowth. Perfect for community hours, or just a great feeling of accomplishment in nature! Please register below so we know you will be attending. We will email you with important details, such as which trails we will be working on.

 Upcoming Free Guided Hikes

  • Saturday, November 1st-Horseshoe Lake to Hedden Park in Randolph-more info to follow
  • Saturday, January 24 at 10am – Black River Park, 1 Main Street, Succasunna
  • Saturday, February 28 at 10am – Ice Age Trail, across from 12 Orben Drive, Landing
  • Saturday, March 28 at 10am – Veterans Park Blue Trail, 45 Patricia Dr., Flanders
  • Saturday, April 25 at 10am – Trail Clean-Up Day at Ledgewood/Morris Canal Park

Please register below for the hikes you plan to attend. This allows us to email you in case of a change in plans!

 

Landing’s Ice Age Trail now Open!!

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On Saturday, May 31st, over 70 people came out for the ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the Ice Age Trail, located at 12 Orben Drive in Landing, NJ.  WOW, what a great turn-out!!! Roxbury loves trails! group pic-b Before we cut the ribbon, we had a great surprise…Rob Jakiun, Store Manager of our Home Depot, and his team came by with a foot bridge…HD bridgeWe are so lucky to have Home Depot in Roxbury!! Councilmen Mark Crowley and Rich Zoschak cut the ribbon, with Trails Committee Chairman Tim Burns and Don Banta… ribbon cutting 1And we hiked the newest trail in Roxbury! on trail 2What great views from the ridgeline….

viewThanks to all who made this trail program possible — especially you, who are out there hiking on Roxbury’s trails! Enjoy this great new trail…… Check out http://www.hikeroxbury.org in the fall for more guided hikes!

New Trail in Landing! Ribbon-Cutting and Guided Hike

Sat, May 31st, 10am – Ice Age Trail, Landing

Our National Trails Day event includes a hike at our newest trail, located across from 12 Orben Drive, Landing. Join us at 10am for a 1.5 mile hike with some steep areas, trekking up and down the hillside. Appropriate for children ages 8 and up who enjoy a challenge.  Beautiful views from the ridge line, overlooking Mt. Arlington and Landing. On a clear day, Allamuchy Mountain can be seen!  The park is a natural habitat for viewing birds, such as Pileated Woodpecker and Scarlet Tanager.  This event is rain or shine. *Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, such as sneakers or hiking boots, and bring a bottle of water.

Please register below for this event:

Black River Park’s Clean-Up Event a Success!

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 Each spring, as part of its Earth Day observances, the Raritan Headwaters Association organizes clean-up programs along the banks of streams and rivers across the region, and Roxbury took part in it for the second year. This year’s event on Saturday, April 26th took  place at Black River Park, located on Main Street in Succasunna, and includes the Black River Pond.

kayak canoe

Over 50 volunteers including residents, scouts, members from the Environmental Commission, plus the Trails and Recreation Committees teamed up to make this park a cleaner place for residents to enjoy. A special thanks to Ramsey Outdoors Store for providing six canoes to aid in the cleanup of the pond.

stocking men in canoe

Over ten bags of trash were removed from the pond’s edges alone, which could not have been accomplished without the use of the canoes. In total, approximately 30 bags of trash were removed from the park, including three tires, a chair, and an old bicycle. A monofilament bin, to aid in recycling fishing line, was installed along the ponds edge.

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Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers and Ramsey Outdoors for a wonderful day! :)

Great Hike at Black River Park!

These are real hikers; dark skies and rain don't stop 'em!

These are real hikers; dark skies and rain don’t stop ‘em!

Roxbury hikers are awesome; it didn’t matter that the sky was dark, we still hiked last Friday!  We had about 35 hikers at Black River Park, even with some rain sprinkles. We noticed some trash around the park and in the water…. Check out the post below for the next event, cleaning up Black River Park!  Register today!  :)