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Kayaking 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”

Bear Season

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”

Hike With a View

A less-traveled trail in Roxbury, the Yellow Trail in Veterans Park offers a great view of the Succasunna Valley. Parking for this trail is 45 Patricia Drive in Flanders. This trail is a loop, and includes part of the Blue Trail. Start at the kiosk where the blue trail begins, and cross over the easementContinue reading “Hike With a View”

Crowd-less Hike

Yesterday we hiked on the Ice Age Trail, which is located at 9 Orben Drive in Landing. It’s a 1.3 mile trail, which will give a beginner hiker a good workout. It’s a steep but short well-marked hike which takes a hiker up to the ridgeline, with views on either side. It’s a nice hikeContinue reading “Crowd-less Hike”

Spring Hike

A perfect secret of a hike that gets you outside without other people is Veteran Park’s Green Trail. it’s a loop trail that is 1.3 miles in length, and is fairly level; a great trail for someone just looking for a stroll in the forest. Drive up Mooney Mountain to Patricia Drive. Once you enterContinue reading “Spring Hike”

Fresh Air

These last couple of weeks have been pretty scary for all of us. Our main goal is to keep our family, friends and neighbors safe, and to be sure that we have enough TP. (At this point, I think we all do!) For some of us, it’s rough being inside all day, but it isContinue reading “Fresh Air”

Prevent Lyme Disease!

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. Continue reading “Prevent Lyme Disease!”