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9 07, 2014

Triangle Hike on Three Rail Trails, Saturday, July 12, 2014

2014-07-09T09:46:36-04:00

Triangle Hike on Three Rail Trails in NJ Saturday July 12 9:00 start timeMeeting place: parking lot at the intersection of Warbasse Junction Road and the Paulinskill Valley Trail in Lafayette Township, NJ. The parking lot has an outhouse and space for about 20 cars. Coordinates: 41°05'06.1"N 74°41'58.7"W or 41.085037, -74.699641. Google directions from I-80:Take [...]

Triangle Hike on Three Rail Trails, Saturday, July 12, 20142014-07-09T09:46:36-04:00
9 05, 2014

Patriots’ Path Hike on Saturday May 17th at 9:00AM

2014-05-09T20:27:27-04:00

The next Hike Chester Hike will be on Patriot's Path on Saturday May 17, 2014 at 9:00AM. We will meet at the hunter's parking lot at the intersection of Furnace Road and Tanners Brook Road. We will leave some cars there and drive to Schooley's Mountain Park where the hike will start.    The route consists of [...]

Patriots’ Path Hike on Saturday May 17th at 9:00AM2014-05-09T20:27:27-04:00
6 11, 2013

Hike the Black River Gorge and the Luce Forest, November 23, 2013 9:30am-Noon

2013-11-06T21:46:58-04:00

Rains swell the Black River in the Black River Gorge. Photo by Ed Ng By popular demand, we are offering a second hike to the Luce/Kay hike on Saturday 11/23, 9:30am - noon. Saturday, 11/23,  9:30AM  - noon: Join former mayor Ben Spinelli as he leads us on a spectacular hike from the Luce property to [...]

Hike the Black River Gorge and the Luce Forest, November 23, 2013 9:30am-Noon2013-11-06T21:46:58-04:00
25 10, 2013

Next Hike Chester Hike: November 17, 2013 Patriots’ Path Hike

2013-10-25T21:23:51-04:00

The next Hike Chester Hike will be on the Patriots' Path in Chester and Long Valley on Sunday November 17, 2013. The hike leaders will be Teun Ott, Brian Coan, and Bruce Clark, all avid local hikers. We will meet at 9:30am at the endpoint of the hike, the parking area of the Cooper Mill in Chester, NJ. Directions to Cooper [...]

Next Hike Chester Hike: November 17, 2013 Patriots’ Path Hike2013-10-25T21:23:51-04:00
2 09, 2013

Hawk ID class and light hike offered through Chester Recreation on Saturday 9/28 at 9am

2013-09-02T11:50:32-04:00

Hawk watch 2012: Using the concrete pad and old steel stanchion as 12 o'clock, look out around 10 o'clock to see 1 World Trade Center. HIKE CHESTER – Continuing in the series of FREE guided walks for the purpose of getting to know Chester, we are featuring a Hawk ID class offered through [...]

Hawk ID class and light hike offered through Chester Recreation on Saturday 9/28 at 9am2013-09-02T11:50:32-04:00
9 08, 2013

Pictures from July 2013 Hike from Luce to the Kay Center

2013-08-09T19:02:51-04:00

Fifteen hearty souls took a rainy-day hike Saturday, July 13th, 2013 from the Luce property to Kay Environmental Center.  The rain cooled off the summer heat, but made the trail slippery.  Former Chester Township Mayor Ben Spinelli led the hikers through lovely woods to the impressive rapids in the Black River Gorge.  Lovely wildflowers highlighted parts of [...]

Pictures from July 2013 Hike from Luce to the Kay Center2013-08-09T19:02:51-04:00
12 07, 2013

Guided Hike Saturday 7/13–Luce to Kay, with Ben Spinelli

2013-07-12T20:24:02-04:00

Free Guided Family Hike this Saturday! Join former mayor Ben Spinelli as he leads us on a spectacular hike from the Luce property to Kay environmental center. This hike will feature a walk on unmarked trails to a hidden ravine. This park is one of the most spectacular in town, yet very few people know [...]

Guided Hike Saturday 7/13–Luce to Kay, with Ben Spinelli2013-07-12T20:24:02-04:00
16 06, 2013

Birding along the West Morris Greenway Trail in Chester

2013-06-16T12:25:46-04:00

On Saturday, June 15th, a small group of dedicated birders met at 6:30 a.m. to walk along the West Morris Greenway trail in Chester to look and listen for birds. This area is known to be inhabited by around 70 species of breeding birds. Chester birder Bill Gause led the group on a leisurely two-hour [...]

Birding along the West Morris Greenway Trail in Chester2013-06-16T12:25:46-04:00
11 06, 2013

Birding along the West Morris Greenway this Saturday, June 15th

2013-06-11T14:00:47-04:00

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 6:30 a.m. at the terminus [...]

Birding along the West Morris Greenway this Saturday, June 15th2013-06-11T14:00:47-04:00
28 03, 2013

Patriots’ Path Hike, Saturday, April 20, 2013 9:30AM until 12:30PM

2013-03-28T13:00:34-04:00

To kick of the hiking season, local residents Teun Ott and Brian Coan will lead a hike on Patriots' Path in Chester and Long Valley on Saturday April 20, 2013.  We will meet at 9:30 at the endpoint of the hike, the Patriots' Path trailhead next to the Lamplighter Restaurant on old Rte 24 in Chester (now CR [...]

Patriots’ Path Hike, Saturday, April 20, 2013 9:30AM until 12:30PM2013-03-28T13:00:34-04:00