Dam Reconstruction at Ramapo Valley County Reservation Closes Portion of Schuber/Silver Trails

Georgette Weir
Bergen County Parks Department


Reconstruction of the MacMillan Dam in Ramapo Valley County Reservation got underway July 15, and the area surrounding the dam, including the park road in that area, is officially closed during the project for public safety reasons.

Dump trucks and other heavy equipment units are using the main dirt road (Schuber/ Silver Trail) from the park entrance to the dam area; public access to the road is officially barred west of Scarlet Oak Pond to the dam area from 7am to 4pm weekdays.

Most trails at the reservation will remain open, though access to them from the main park entrance on Route 202 (Ramapo Valley Road) will be restricted. Hikers can still access trails from trailheads at Glen Gray, Ringwood State Park, or Skyline Drive, but be aware that trails that end at or west of the closed portion of Schuber/Silver Trails will require backtracking or circuitous detours. The project is expected to continue for approximately six months.