Friendship Park

Photo

Wetland at base of descent. Photo by Daniel Chazin.

Location


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Park Overview:

Friendship Park features mature woods, a swamp and rolling terrain -- making for a pleasant walk

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:1.2 miles
Park Acreage:44 acres
City/County/
State:
Bloomingdale/Passaic/NJ
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description:

Maintained in its natural state, the park has quite a few nice craggy rock structures on rolling terrain, mature woods with full understory, a  swamp with a wooden bridge at the very south end off the main trail, another swamp with glacial erratic to the north.  A blue lollypop loop passes the glacial erratic.  A yellow trail passes by the south side of the northern swamp, and a red trail runs north-south through middle of park. Both ends of all three connect with orange-blazed Friendship Loop Trail at both ends.

Birders will find the area rewarding. 

Trails Overview:

This used to be an 8-acre park, but recently the County acquired an adjacent 36-acre parcel, making a total of 44 acres and allowing the blazing of a loop trail slightly longer than one mile.  Click for a detailed description of a hike around this loop

Directions:

From I-287 north or south take Exit 53 (Bloomingdale) and turn left onto Hamburg Turnpike. Upon entering Bloomingdale, the name of the road changes to Main Street. In 1.3 miles (from Route 287), you will reach a fork in the road. Bear right (following the sign to West Milford), and in another 0.1 mile, turn right (uphill) onto Glenwild Avenue. Proceed for another 0.3 mile to the intersection of Woodward Avenue (on the left). Opposite this intersection, you will notice a dirt parking area bordered by stones on the right. Turn right and park here.   

 GPS Coordinates of trail head:  41.009115,-74.334695  

Contact Information:Passaic County Department of Parks and Recreation
9738814921
Region:Wyanokies
Fees:None

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