If you’re looking to get outdoors this weekend then you’re in luck. The public is encouraged to participate in ‘National Trails Day’ events taking place this Saturday, June 3rd.
The New Jersey Department of Environment Protection has organized more than 30 recreational, educational, and stewardship events across the state.
New Jersey offers more than 4,000 miles of mapped public trails such as the grand Appalachian Trail to trails surrounding our small county parks, and nature preserves, among other locations.
“National Trails Day provides an opportunity to get outdoors and truly experience the diversity and splendor that New Jersey has to offer,” said John Cecil, DEP Commissioner for Parks, Forests & Historic Sites. “Trails Day events are designed to accommodate all levels of interest, experience and age and are sure to inspire many on the path to years of outdoor fun, adventure and appreciation.”
Some examples of events include:
- Attend an accessible trail ribbon-cutting at Madison Recreation Complex, Morris County, or a ribbon-cutting and guided hike at Oxford Mountain, Warren County
- Challenge yourself with a hike at High Point State Park, Sussex County; at Batsto Village at Wharton State Forest; or along the Ramanessin Brook Greenway, Monmouth County
- Lend a hand at Northern Community Park or the Trenton section of the D&R Canal State Park, Mercer County; Rivercrest Trail, Passaic County; Parvin State Park, Salem County; or Camp Inawendiwin, Burlington County
- Spruce up the gardens and fix fencing at the Johnny Allens Cove trailhead at Island Beach State Park, Ocean County
- Take a guided history hike at Washington Crossing State Park, Mercer County
- Learn how to not “Get Lost in the Woods” at Round Valley Recreation Area, Hunterdon County
- Learn how to navigate trails using a map and compass in Ramapo Valley County Reservation, Bergen County
- Enjoy the moonrise or “watch out for unicorns” at Stokes State Forest, Sussex County
- Join the mayor for a National Trails Day Walk in Franklin Lakes, Bergen County
Scroll below for more information on just a few of the scheduled events being offered here in New Jersey this Saturday. You can also click here to view the full list or to sign up now.