Index For County: Morris County

Loantaka Brook Reservation

Loantaka Brook Reservation is a a 570+ acre park located in Morris County between Chatham, Harding & Morris. Inside the park is the namesake Loantaka Brook, a pond, and 8+ miles of all purposed paved trails, and at least 6 miles of marked dirt hiking trails. Located near the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and Lord Stirling Park the terrain is a similar fairly flat roll through woods and wetlands, though less marshy. There are multiple entrances to the park, where trails spill out into local roadways, with a large parking area located along Kitchell Road where you can also find a picnic area, pond and ballfields. Hike Descriptions Trail … Continue reading

Jockey Hollow

Look for a full description of Jockey Hollow, part of the Morristown National Historic Park System to appear here soon. In the mean time please look to the references below for info or post your experiences in the comments area below. Visitors Center The Parks Service operates the Jockey Hollow Vistor Center, open daily from 9am to 5pm, at the south end of the park (parking off of Tempe Wick Road at Jockey Hollow Rd). Volunteer information is available on the parks website. Hike Descriptions Up to date trail maps are provided by the NPS. Hike descriptions and suggestions can be found at: Backpacker Magazine, and NJ Hiking. Purchase Photographs … Continue reading

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

New Jersey birders and cyclists already know the area around this national wildlife park for different reasons—the park itself offers some of the best birdwatching and photography opportunities outside of the Meadowlands and a few stops along the shore—and the flat quite roads around the park offer miles of great cycling. But away from the roads and pull offs the Great Swamp also offers nature walkers and hikers alike some peaceful walking trails. From the Wildlife Observation Center parking area along Long Hill Road one can find a few short trails, mostly over boardwalks, and bird observation blinds located around the marsh. Its a great stop for children and families … Continue reading