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.
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!
Rain 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.
Saturday, January 30th at 10am
Join members of the Roxbury Trails Committee for a beautiful winter hike!
The level trail 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, NJ.
Please register below:
Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 10am at the Roxbury Senior Center, 72 Eyland Ave, Succasunna, NJ
Add a scavenger hunt to your next hike, and discover the fun of geocaching! Geocaching is a fun filled adventure for all ages. With a GPS receiver, and the Internet, you are ready to explore and search for a “geocache” almost anywhere in the world. You will enjoy the thrill of the hunt but the real discovery is the countless locations of natural beauty and historical interest you will find that you never knew existed. Join us for an introduction on the basics of Geocaching and learn how to research and locate geocaches, and then try your hand at hunting for hidden caches in Roxbury Township. Click on Geocaching 101 for more info.
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Saturday, May 30th at 10am – Veterans Park Red Trail Ribbon-Cutting
Great loop hike! Explore the eastern side of Mooney Mountain on Red’s technical trail winding its way through woodlands and rocky terrain. We will begin at the Mountain/Conkling trailhead on the blue trail, and pick up the red trail on the left about 1/3 mile in. We’ll follow the red trail to connect with the yellow trail, and return on the blue trail. Total hike is approx. 3 miles. Great hike for adventurous families! Parking available at Mountain/Conkling trailhead; GPS directions are 44 Conkling Road, Flanders. Please register below for the guided hike; we can then contact you if there’s any changes to the date/time.
Special thanks to Roxbury’s Trails Committee member, Jake Kovalcik, for planning and blazing this new addition to the trails at Veterans Park!