Hit the Trails This Season!

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!

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National Trails Day Picture Winner

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:

13398461_1940864786139811_2095858239_n It’s never too late to enjoy a hike and take part in the scavenger hunt. Feel free to send in a pic any time!

National Trails Day 2016

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 Hunt2016 6 Trails Day Scavenger Hunt

Veterans Park Red Trail ReBlazed

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.

Red Trail Blazed

Black River Park Clean-Up a Success!

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. This is the fourth year in which Roxbury participated in this regional event. This year’s event on Saturday, April 16th took place at Black River Park, located on Main Street in Succasunna, and includes the Black River Pond. Over 40 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 four canoes to aid in the cleanup of the pond. Over eight 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 and the metal coils from an old mattress.  A monofilament bin, to aid in recycling fishing line, was installed along the ponds edge. It takes 600 years for monofilament line to decompose in the environment. A car tire takes between 50-80 years to decompose.  Roxbury’s volunteers keep Roxbury clean!

Volunteer to clean up Black River Park!

Take a Hike in Roxbury, NJ

2016-RHA-Stream-Clean-Up-FlyerRain or shine! Ramsey Outdoor will be there with canoes for volunteers to access the banks around the pond. To register, visit www.raritanheadwaters.org/streamcleanup . Register as an individual or as a group. Sponsored in partnership with Raritan Headwaters Association, Roxbury Environmental Commission, and Roxbury Trails Committee.

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