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.

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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.

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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!  :)

Black River Park Clean-Up Event-Saturday, April 26th

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Join Roxbury’s Environmental Commission and the Trails Committee to clean up Black River Pond…. by water!!  Bring your own kayak or canoe and we can work together to clean this beautiful, scenic pond.  Landlubbers welcome too!  Special thanks to Ramsey Outdoors for supporting this event.  Parking available at 1 Main Street, Succasunna. Click for more information and to register: Stream Clean Up flyer 2014

Updated Events…Check it out!

Join the Trails Committee for these fun events! Be sure to register below… if the hike changes, we can let you know!

Fri., April 11th – Twilight Hike  at Black River Park

Hike begins at 5:30pm at Black River Park.  The level trails follows the start of the Black River, and joins hilly trails in Randolph and Mine Hill. Two hike options! First is a mostly level hike approximately one hour long, and suitable for children.  Second option is to extend hike in Mine Hill on hilly, rocky terrain, for a two-hour hike.  Both hikes offer great views of Mine Hill Lake.  Driveway for parking is available at 1 Main Street, Succasunna.

Sat., April 26th-Black River Pond Water Clean-Up Event

Roxbury’s Environmental Commission, along with the Trails Committee, are cleaning up Black River Pond both around the edges and on the water. Join us for a fun morning! Event takes place 9am-12pm at Black River Park, 1 Main Street, Succasunna.  BYOK/C (Bring your own kayak/canoe :)  More info coming soon.

Sat, May 31st – Ribbon Cutting and Hike at Ice Age Trail, Landing

Our National Trails Day event includes a hike at our newest trail, located at 10 Orben Drive, Landing. Join us at 10am for a 1.5 mile hike with some challenges, walking up and down hillside. Beautiful views from the ridge line, overlooking Mt. Arlington and Landing.

*Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, such as sneakers or hiking boots, and bring a bottle of water.

Veterans Park Green Trail Hike

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Our hike on Saturday, March 15th was a big success with over 50 people of all ages in attendance! Here’s a pic of those who were able to stay still long enough to be in it… We enjoyed a beautiful winter day and scenic views of the Succasunna Valley.  Stay tuned for our updated list of upcoming events!