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Now is the time to visit your favorite Roxbury trail; then branch out and visit a trail you’ve never been on. The Roxbury Trails Committee has been hard at work clearing away all damage and overgrowth from the summer season, and all the trails look great! Check out the gallery below with pics from theContinue reading “Roxbury’s Trails Ready for Fall”
The Roxbury Trails Committee is looking for a person or group to walk these trails each season, which is a perfect way to give back to the community while enjoying a walk through nature. These trails are easily maintained; it’s a level walk totaling one mile. The trails follow streams and the Black River Pond,Continue reading “Black River Park Trails Available for Adoption”
Improvements to the Ledgewood Pond Dam are scheduled to begin Monday, March 14, 2022, and Ledgewood/Morris Canal Park will be closed for about three months. The work will take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays, with no work taking place on weekends. The area will stay off-limits; hopefully the park will reopenContinue reading “Ledgewood/Morris Canal Park Trails Closed”
Alex Doty, an Eagle Scout of Roxbury Boy Scout Troop 159 in Succasunna, has installed a wooden boardwalk on the Blue Trail at Black River Park in Roxbury with the help of family and Troop 159 scouts. This new addition carries the hiker over a section of the trail that is often wet and muddy,Continue reading “Improving Black River Park”
Members of the Trails Committee will give an overview of Black River Park, Horseshoe Lake Park’s bike path connection to West Morris Greenway, Ice Age Trail at Orben Park, Ledgewood Park/Morris Canal Park, Riggs Trail, and Veterans Park. Review will also include hiking best practices, and which trails are best for beginners and for theContinue reading “Best Places to Hike in Roxbury”
Did you know that kayaks, canoes and rowboats are allowed at Black River Pond in Roxbury? To make it even more enticing, a future Eagle Scout has installed a dock to easily launch your watercraft from the shoreline. Corey Smith completed his Eagle Scout Project on Saturday, October 3, 2020. The kayak launch dock isContinue reading “Kayaking in Roxbury”
These beautiful trails connect with Roxbury’s Ice Age trails, and are definitely worth a visit to explore!
Fall is a great time to hike the trails and enjoy the foliage show, but be aware that there are bears in the forested areas of Roxbury. To avoid an encounter with a bear: Do not feed or approach the bear! Bears are wild animals and their behavior can be unpredictable. Remain calm and makeContinue reading “Bear Season”
Having a favorite trail in town to hike can feel like a wonderful getaway close to home. When your piece of solitude is broken by trash or damage, you may feel like restoring it to its pristine, natural condition. A perfect solution is to Adopt-A-Trail! Available trails are: Veterans Park Yellow Trail Veterans Park GreenContinue reading “Roxbury’s Adopt-a-Trail Program”