Lenape Trail Walk, Wednesday, August 9th at 6:30pm

Enjoy a 1.7 mile walk along part of the Lenape Trail, a 32-mile urban trail in Essex County. We will follow the yellow blazes to discover how the Lenape Trail connects 4 Montclair parks: Brookdale, Yantacaw, Tuers, and Bonsal Preserve. We will learn about native and non-native trees and plants, the Lenape settlers in Brookdale Park, the Dutch origins of Upper Montclair (Speertown), the original site of the Upper Montclair Golf Club, and see where farms (with houses still standing) were located along Alexander Avenue that fed New York City residents in the late 19th century. We will end at an 1845 dairy farm, aka Applegate’s, where ice cream awaits!

The starting point is Brookdale Park – Enter the Park from Bellevue Avenue. Go south down the park road and park in the first parking lot on the left – near the soccer fields & the bleachers. The walk will begin at the northern end of the parking lot. Please RSVP to info@mtcenv.org or on Facebook.

5 comments

  • Debra Kagan

    Hi, My name is Debra Kagan and I’m currently the New York New Jersey Trail Conference’s Lenape Field Manager. We are in the process of updating the Lenape Trail and promoting it among the 19 parks that the trail runs through. I believe this is the walk Deb Ellis is leading and I have met with Deb. I will be joining you and can tell you what the future plans area s well for the trail. Feel free to contact me at the email below
    Looking forward to the walk!
    Best, Debra Kagan

  • Michele Sionas

    Hi, Michele Sionas here responding that my husband, Paul, and I would like to join the Lenape a trail walk on August 9. Please verify the time.

    • Siobhan McCarthy

      Hi Michele, the walk will start at 6:30! We’ll be starting a little earlier than originally planned to make sure we finish by dark.

      • Michele Sionas

        So sorry to say that something has come up that prevents us from joining the Lenape trail walk.

  • Mike Morgan

    Hello I am Mike Morgan, area resident and I plan to join the walk on Wednesday, 8/9.
    Looking forward to it!