Ribbon-Cutting and Guided Hike at New Red Trail at Veterans Park

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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!

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Landing’s Ice Age Trail now Open!!

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On Saturday, May 31st, over 70 people came out for the ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the Ice Age Trail, located at 12 Orben Drive in Landing, NJ.  WOW, what a great turn-out!!! Roxbury loves trails! group pic-b Before we cut the ribbon, we had a great surprise…Rob Jakiun, Store Manager of our Home Depot, and his team came by with a foot bridge…HD bridgeWe are so lucky to have Home Depot in Roxbury!! Councilmen Mark Crowley and Rich Zoschak cut the ribbon, with Trails Committee Chairman Tim Burns and Don Banta… ribbon cutting 1And we hiked the newest trail in Roxbury! on trail 2What great views from the ridgeline….

viewThanks to all who made this trail program possible — especially you, who are out there hiking on Roxbury’s trails! Enjoy this great new trail…… Check out http://www.hikeroxbury.org in the fall for more guided hikes!

Black River Park’s Clean-Up Event a Success!

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 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, and Roxbury took part in it for the second year. This year’s event on Saturday, April 26th took  place at Black River Park, located on Main Street in Succasunna, and includes the Black River Pond.

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Over 50 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 six canoes to aid in the cleanup of the pond.

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Over ten 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, a chair, and an old bicycle. A monofilament bin, to aid in recycling fishing line, was installed along the ponds edge.

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Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers and Ramsey Outdoors for a wonderful day! 🙂

Black River Park Clean-Up Event-Saturday, April 26th

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Join Roxbury’s Environmental Commission and the Trails Committee to clean up Black River Pond…. by water!!  Bring your own kayak or canoe and we can work together to clean this beautiful, scenic pond.  Landlubbers welcome too!  Special thanks to Ramsey Outdoors for supporting this event.  Parking available at 1 Main Street, Succasunna. Click for more information and to register: Stream Clean Up flyer 2014