Lenape Trail - Corridor Clearing, Bog Bridging and Treadwork

Crew Name: 
South Mountain Conservancy
Project date: 
Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Project/Trail Location: 
South Mountain Connector, Lenape Trail
Region - Subregion (supervisor): 
NJ - Lenape Trail - LTC
Project Description: 

Lenape Trail Volunteers with Tools

The Trail Conference and South Mountain Conservancy are helping West Orange to construct an important extension of the Lenape Trail on the northern border of South Mountain Reservation, connecting the Reservation to the main branch of the trail. We need a large turnout to continue clearing the trail started in November, and will be working on setting sills for future bog bridging over wet areas. All volunteers, beginner or expert, are welcome!

Trail building is very satisfying, but can be hard work. We use hand tools such as picks and adzes to create and shape the trail tread. Wear shoes with solid soles and long pants…dress in layers. Meet at: In front of 2 Ellison Ave., West Orange. The trail goes south from there.

For information, see contact information below.

Contact name: 
Dennis Percher
Contact email: 
[email protected]
Contact phone: 
(973) 868-6994
Travel directions: 

2 Ellison Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052