Lenape Trail

Lenape Trail

Along the Lenape Trail in Verona Park Along the Lenape Trail in Verona Park
40.804997, -74.238418

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. An interactive map can be found by clicking here.

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 Trail is a segment of the Liberty Water Gap Trail which connects Liberty State...

Park Acreage:

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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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June 11, 2018
Route through Hilltop - North Caldwell
On thru hike June 9, 2018 - noted turn from West Essex Rail trail up to Fairview Road is fenced off due to site work in Hilltop. Old trail continuing on WE Trail through Verona still marked. Pick up trail again on Bloomfield Ave and Gould Street. Not sure how long construction in place. Too bad - trail in Hilltop a great new re-route.
Stephen Brown
October 01, 2010
Putting Lenape Trail On The Map

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.

Phil McLewin
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