About chestertrails

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far chestertrails has created 13 blog entries.
6 03, 2022

Update on Historic Structures in Chester

2022-03-06T16:37:20-05:00

From Ed Ng of the Chester Historical Society: We are continuing our efforts to repair, restore, and adaptively reuse Chester’s Rockefeller Center, located next to the Gazebo in Municipal Field on Main Street.  As you may recall, in 2021 CHS funded a Rockefeller Center Historic Preservation Plan by Connelly and Hickey Historical Architects, applied for and [...]

Update on Historic Structures in Chester2022-03-06T16:37:20-05:00
3 03, 2022

Chester Furnace Historic Site Video

2022-03-06T20:09:15-05:00

The Chester Historical Society has added a video to its YouTube Channel entitled  The Chester Furnace Historic Site Introduction and Hike with Bruce, Alex, and Ed. From Ed Ng: The Chester Furnace Historic Site helps preserve and educates us on a surprising and unique episode in Chester’s long history. It was a time that historian [...]

Chester Furnace Historic Site Video2022-03-06T20:09:15-05:00
24 05, 2021

Chester Library Hosts Trails Presentation

2021-05-24T14:43:14-04:00

On Saturday, May 22, 2021 an audience of 25 people attended the Chester Library's outdoor program 'A Guide to Walking Chester Trails' which was enthusiastically presented by Chester Historical Society President Edward Ng. Ed is also a founding member of Chester Trails; he has masterfully integrated Chester's trails network and Chester's notable history. Ed taught [...]

Chester Library Hosts Trails Presentation2021-05-24T14:43:14-04:00
20 11, 2020

Monarch Butterfly Waystation Designated at Highlands Ridge Park in Chester

2020-11-20T17:40:10-05:00

Distinctive orange and black Monarch butterflies that flutter from flower to flower each summer consistently delight those who are fortunate enough to watch them. However, they have been on the decline for several decades, largely due to habitat destruction and overuse of pesticides. This trend has prompted a nationwide effort to restore habitat that [...]

Monarch Butterfly Waystation Designated at Highlands Ridge Park in Chester2020-11-20T17:40:10-05:00
25 10, 2020

Cub Scouts Hike through Sewards Hill and Highlands Ridge Park

2020-10-25T20:30:25-04:00

Cub Scouts and their parent(s) from Chester went on a socially distant 2.2 mile hike over Sewards Hill and Preserve through Highlands Ridge Park on a cool, sunny Saturday morning. This property was the site of the AT&T Bell Labs Chester Outdoor Laboratory from 1930 until the early 2000's. This property is now home to [...]

Cub Scouts Hike through Sewards Hill and Highlands Ridge Park2020-10-25T20:30:25-04:00
11 06, 2020

County Parks Reopen with Restrictions

2020-06-11T11:58:31-04:00

From the Morris County Park Commission: Status of Park Operations/Openings-June 3, 2020 "Many of the 38 distinct parks, facilities and trails for which the Park Commission has stewardship responsibility have reopened, with reduced parking and strict social distancing requirements remaining in place. Restrooms and buildings remain closed, along with athletic facilities, playgrounds and picnic areas. [...]

County Parks Reopen with Restrictions2020-06-11T11:58:31-04:00
20 06, 2019

New Foot Bridges added in Black River County Park

2019-06-20T21:39:52-04:00

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

2018-11-08T20:50:59-05:00

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 Parks2018-11-08T20:50:59-05:00
11 10, 2018

Scouts Improve Chester Furnace Trail

2018-11-08T20:49:23-05:00

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 Trail2018-11-08T20:49:23-05:00
Go to Top