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20 06, 2019

New Foot Bridges added in Black River County Park


We would like to acknowledge some outstanding work done by Eagle Scout David Feller from Boy Scout Troop #139 in Chester NJ. David installed multiple foot bridges throughout wetland areas along the trails at Black River County Park behind the Cooper Mill.  These wooden bridges will keep foot traffic out of sensitive wetlands and protect [...]

New Foot Bridges added in Black River County Park2019-06-20T21:39:52-04:00
8 11, 2018

Boy Scout Troop 139 Eagle Scouts Make Improvements to Chester Parks


Four scouts from Chester Boy Scout Troop 139 have earned the rank of Eagle by completing projects that have made improvements to Chester's parks and trails. Congratulations to James Gause, Chase Mantione, Brian Testa, and Collin Testa. Chase’s Eagle Project involved remarking the Cattle Tunnel Trail and clearing out the tunnel itself. Due to natural [...]

Boy Scout Troop 139 Eagle Scouts Make Improvements to Chester Parks2018-11-08T20:50:59-04:00
11 10, 2018

Scouts Improve Chester Furnace Trail


Users of the Chester Furnace History Trail will be pleased with how area teens have been working to improve the trail. George Serafin of Boy Scout Troop #9 constructed these steps off the Hunters Lot at the as part of his Eagle Scout project. His sister, Caitlyn Serafin of Girl Scout Troop #1191, constructed several [...]

Scouts Improve Chester Furnace Trail2018-11-08T20:49:23-04:00
23 07, 2018

West Morris Greenway Trail Improvement complete


The Morris Co. Parks Commission recently resurfaced the West Morris Greenway Trail in Chester from the parking area on Pleasant Hill Rd. to the 0.75 mile-marker. This 5-mile trail continues to Randolph. Though not ADA compliant, the level stone dust surface has mitigated the problem conditions of ruts, roots, & rocks. Flooded areas have new [...]

West Morris Greenway Trail Improvement complete2018-07-23T11:42:25-04:00
10 05, 2018

West Morris Greenway Trail to be Resurfaced in May


Morris County Parks has scheduled resurfacing of the West Morris Greenway trail in Chester beginning May 14th. The work will likely take a week to complete, weather permitting. The parking area and trail will be closed for the duration of this project.

West Morris Greenway Trail to be Resurfaced in May2018-05-10T08:23:41-04:00
3 05, 2018

Birding Walk on Saturday, May 12th


Join Chester birder Bill Gause on a leisurely early-morning walk to listen and look for spring migratory birds. The section of the West Morris Greenway along the Black River in Chester is one of the best habitats for hearing and seeing spring migrants such as warblers.   We'll be meeting at ​7:00 a.m. at the terminus of the [...]

Birding Walk on Saturday, May 12th2018-05-10T08:17:00-04:00
25 02, 2017

‘Morris Canal Greenway being planned


We thought you might be interested in this story about the proposed Morris Canal Greenway. It was published recently on Jersey Digs: Plans Underway For Statewide Greenway Connecting Jersey City With Phillipsburg By Jared Kofsky - February 21, 2017 Today, one can drive directly from Jersey City to Phillipsburg, a small town along the Delaware River across [...]

‘Morris Canal Greenway being planned2017-02-25T20:49:46-04:00
22 11, 2016

Suggested Equestrian Trails in Chester


We had a question about where to ride horses on Chester's Trails. Ed responds: "According to the Western Patriots' Path map, there are trails for horses, bicycles, and hikers in Chester.  That is the solid red line in the map below.   See the P symbol and green arrows (added)  for parking (Fairview Av., East [...]

Suggested Equestrian Trails in Chester2016-11-22T00:33:52-04:00