Pochuck Boardwalk Section of Appalachian Trail

Pochuck Boardwalk Section of Appalachian Trail

New Jersey Boardwalk on the Appalachian Trail - Photo Moe Lemire New Jersey Boardwalk on the Appalachian Trail - Photo Moe Lemire
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The 1.5-mile Pochuck Boardwalk and its 110-foot long wooden suspension bridge elevate this section of the Appalachian Trail over what was once a prehistoric lake between the Pochuck and Wawayanda Mountains in northern New Jersey.

 

The 1.5-mile Pochuck Boardwalk and its 110-foot long wooden suspension bridge elevates this section of the Appalachian Trail over what was once a prehistoric lake between the Pochuck and Wawayanda Mountains near Vernon, New Jersey.

This beautiful walk is full of native cattails, plumed grasses, wildflowers, hemlock, firs, and five species of oak. The National Park Service has...

Know Before You Go

  • Parking is very limited, especially near the access from Route 517; be aware that vehicles parked outside of proper parking areas may be ticketed along Route 517 or nearby side streets.
  • Remain on the boardwalk to avoid disrupting the delicate wetland ecosystem that hundreds of plants and animals rely on.
  • Dogs are allowed but must remain on-...

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