Lenape Trail

Lenape Trail

Watchungs Region

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The Lenape Trail is a unique 34-mile trail that extends from Newark’s Military Park west to the Passaic River through one of the most densely populated counties in the United States.

Established in 1982, the Lenape Trail links a dozen county and municipal parks, a rail trail, historic areas, and other landmarks along a 34-mile route in Essex County. The trail was a joint undertaking of the Sierra Club and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs.

The Lenape...

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Newark; Nutley; Montclair; Cedar Grove; Verona; Roseland; West Orange

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Contact Information

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Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs


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Trip Reports

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July 18, 2012
Please be advised that the section of the Lenape Trail that runs along the PSE&G right of way from Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange, NJ to Eisenhower Parkway in Roseland, NJ will be closed until Summer 2014 due to power line upgrades.  Call (877)678-5784 with inquiries.  For more information on the Lenape Trail, visit www.lenapetrail.org.
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October 01, 2010
For a walking map extending from the Lenape Trail into historic Nutley and then looping back around to the trail click here.
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Phil McLewin
October 01, 2010

From the Nutley Sun:

Putting Lenape Trail on the map
Friday, October 1, 2010

"Over the years, the yellow-colored markings of the nearly 40-mile Lenape Trail, like the network itself, has faded from the public's eye, but efforts by Essex County and volunteers of the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference promise to expand the trail and publicize it."

For the rest of the story, click here.

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Phil McLewin
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