Wear repellent. Use a repellent with 20% DEET. Also, clothing treated with Permethrin kills ticks.
Check for ticks daily. Check for ticks on you and your children. Ticks like to hide in folds of skin and in the hair. Check your pets too!
Shower soon after being outdoors. Shower after being outdoors to remove ticks. Tumble clothes in a hot dryer to kill hidden ticks.
Call your doctor if you get a fever or rash. A Lyme disease rash may appear within 3 – 30 days, followed by fever, muscle and joint pain, or fatigue.
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Stream Clean-Up at Black River Park
Join the Environmental Committee and Trails Committee to clean up this beautiful, scenic park. Ramsey Outdoor will be there with canoes for residents to use, to help collect trash from the pond’s banks. Register for Saturday, April 22nd, 9am-12pm, at lack River Park, Main Street, Succasunna. Help to keep these waters trash-free! Register by April 4th to be guaranteed clean-up supplies. Registration is at www.raritanheadwaters.org. To register a group of 15+ people, please email Jackie at email@example.com. Sponsored by the Raritan Headwaters Association.
Winter is the best time to take a hike… It’s a great time to dress warm and set out under clear blue skies and enjoy the peacefulness of the outdoors. Without the foliage on the trees, the views are great! Some trails with views of distant peaks are the Ice Age Trail, and Ledgewood Park’s yellow trail. A visit to Veterans Park’s green or yellow trail will afford gorgeous views of the Succasunna Valley.
Special thanks to Boy Scout Troop 163 and the Roxbury Trails Committee for a day cleaning up the trails at Ledgewood/Morris Canal Park on November 12th!
Saturday, June 4th was a beautiful day to be on Roxbury Trails!! We hope you all enjoyed a hike… Here’s the winner of our scavenger hunt pic for the day. Thanks, Crystal, for submitting your pic. This is the tree at the Ice Age Trail, which decided to grow inside a tire:
Saturday, June 4th, marks National Trails Day as designated by the American Hiking Society. Enjoy this day on a Roxbury Trail! Review the Scavenger Hunt below, personalized to each trail…something unique and interesting to find while you enjoy your nature experience. Take a pic and submit below, for us to share on this website! Download here 2016 6 Trails Day Scavenger Hunt
On Friday, April 22, 2016, two members of the Trails Committee visited the new red trail and painted blazes on the trees. The trail, created by Trails Committee Chairman Jake Kovalcik, has been visited frequently and reports were given that the blazes were removed from the trees which made it a challenge to follow the trail.
The red trail, which stems off of the blue trail at the Conkling/Mountain Roads trailhead and meets up with the yellow trail, is now well-blazed and easy to follow.