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24 05, 2021

Chester Library Hosts Trails Presentation


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
25 10, 2020

Cub Scouts Hike through Sewards Hill and Highlands Ridge Park


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
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
11 11, 2016

New kiosks along Patriots Path in Chester


Hello All, our newest kiosks are ready for hikers!  Many thanks to Eagle Scout candidate Michael Servais and team for making the kiosks and installing them.  Ed Ng wrote and put up the informational sheets with history, geology, trails, and acknowledgements.  Many thanks to NJ DEP, Morris County Parks Commission, Chester Recreational Trails Team, the Chester [...]

New kiosks along Patriots Path in Chester2016-11-11T10:26:48-05:00
30 09, 2016

‘911 Memorial Trail’ Hike on 10/30/2016


On Sunday, October 30, at 8:45am, the MetroTrails hiking group ( is running a hike from Long Valley to Waterloo Village.  This hike follows the new 911 Memorial Trail (, and mostly coincides with Patriots' Path in Morris County.  Hikers will meet at the end point (Waterloo Village) and shuttle back to the start of [...]

‘911 Memorial Trail’ Hike on 10/30/20162016-09-30T11:50:20-04:00
14 01, 2016

Hike the Morris Canal, Highland, & Sussex Branch Trails


On Sunday, January 17, 2016 we will do a 5-6 hour hike on the Morris Canal Trail, Highland Trail, and Sussex Branch Trail. There is a natural exit point about halfway the hike (Waterloo Village). We will meet at 8:45am on the Sussex Branch Trail trailhead in Allamuchy State Park, on Waterloo Road (CR 604), across [...]

Hike the Morris Canal, Highland, & Sussex Branch Trails2016-01-14T22:04:35-05:00
28 06, 2015

Independence Day Hike on Patriots Path


On Saturday July 04 2015 (Independence Day) we will do a hike on the white blazed Patriots' Path, from Stephens Park to Fairview Ave. We will meet at 8:45 on the parking lot between Fairview Ave and the Columbia Trail in Washington Township. We will then drive with as few cars as feasible to Stephens Park, and hike back. [...]

Independence Day Hike on Patriots Path2015-06-28T16:37:56-04:00
21 04, 2015

Two Kids’ Mountain Bike Races in May at Parker Road Preserve


1.   U19/ Youth Mountain Bike Race at Parker Rd Preserve May 2 @ 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM 10th Annual Team Bulldog Mountain Bike Race, and NJ State High School and Middle School Mountain Bike Championships, will be held on Saturday, May 2nd. These races are for kids in kindergarten through High School. The races start at [...]

Two Kids’ Mountain Bike Races in May at Parker Road Preserve2015-04-21T20:39:50-04:00
17 04, 2015

Parker Road Preserve Mountain Bike Trails Opening 4/18


The first phase of the Parker Road Preserve trail system is complete, thanks to the hard work of volunteers. Here are a couple of events planned at the Parker Road trails: Saturday, April 18th, 9:00 a.m. - Grand Opening Ceremony: Chester Township Mayor and Council members will be on hand for a ribbon cutting and to officially [...]

Parker Road Preserve Mountain Bike Trails Opening 4/182017-04-05T16:21:23-04:00
17 10, 2014

Hike on the Morris Canal Trail Sunday 10/26


On Sunday October 26 we will hike from Stephens Park in Morris County to the Sussex Branch Trail trailhead in Allamuchy State Park, in Sussex County. The hike uses a small part of the white blazed Patriots Path, a good part of the Morris Canal Trail, and small parts of the Highlands Trail, the Liberty Gap Trail, and the Sussex Branch Trail. We chose Sunday instead of Saturday because of [...]

Hike on the Morris Canal Trail Sunday 10/262014-10-17T09:23:02-04:00
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