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Chatham, New Jersey Map

VERY overgrown. Impassable in some spots. Needs trail maintenance badly after the winter storms. Very muddy after rain. Thorny and wet, come prepared! Follow the paw prints or else your boots will end up soaked!

Wet trail next to the Passaic River. Lightly trafficked, so it becomes a bit overgrown in fall and spring. Feels like interior woods/wetlands despite being in a suburban area. Good wildlife watching on the river, ducks of several species.

6 months ago

This path was around 0.3 miles. Not much to see here besides some berry bushes, weeds, and wildflowers. Someone attempted to do some plantings. A few more gardens along the trail would be nice.

Next to road so there is a lot of noise from cars and trucks.

8 months ago

9 months ago

A lovely short trail in the heart of Chatham, NJ. A "figure eight" loop, easily accessed by a parking lot along Hillside Avenue. Native flower plantings, benches and a picnic table with pretty views over the far mountain ridge. Wildlife including fox, deer, ground hog, birds (especially woodpeckers) and many species of butterflies, bees and other insects. The land was formerly part of the Averett Farm, purchased by Chatham Township with support from Morris County and the State of New Jersey.

Beautiful 2015 addition to Morris County's Loantaka Brook Reservation. This trail goes through the heart of the historic property once owned by Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge. Previously used as a Revolutionary War encampment. Lovely natural plant communities, a small pond, and wonderful views. Cinder path is easy on the legs. Dogs on leashes. Enjoy!

on Hillside Trail

5 months ago

Sunday, November 08, 2015