Lenape Trail

Lenape Trail

View from the Lenape Trail in Mills Reservation View from the Lenape Trail in Mills Reservation Along the Lenape Trail in Verona Park Along the Lenape Trail in Verona Park
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The 34-mile Lenape Trail is a unique urban/suburban trail network connecting 18 parks and 11 municipalities in Essex County. It offers a green respite in one of the most densely populated counties in the country.

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Named in recognition of the Lenni-Lenape, the original inhabitants of this area, the Lenape Trail offers an easy escape to treasured green space including forested reservations, hilltop meadows, stunning overlooks, and rushing rivers. Along the way, those following the yellow blazes will find historic landmarks, community gardens, and three parks planned by Frederick Law Olmstead - the famed...

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

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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."

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Phil McLewin
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