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Hike: Watchung Warm-Up

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Hike: Watchung Warm-Up

Time: April 3, 2011 from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Watchung Reservation
Street: 452 New Providence Road
City/Town: Watchung, NJ
Website or Map: http://goo.gl/maps/QvvD
Event Type: union county, athletic
Organized By: Laura Occhipinti
Latest Activity: May 10, 2012

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Event Description

Located in the hills of Union County, Watchung offers a welcome break to those living in nearby city and suburban areas. Watchung Reservation is the only Union County Park that has over 10 miles of hiking trails and lots of beautiful scenery to go with it. Please join us on our little adventure into the woods where we will get to see a little bit of everything!


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Member Cost:
$5 for the first 5
$10 for the next 6 to 25
$20 at the door

Non-Member Cost:
$20 online and at the door.

Tickets:
There are a limited number of Tickets for sale. Tickets are not mailed, but your name will be kept at the door. All sales are final.

Specs:
The hike is classified as moderate.
Hike will be about 5.5 miles long and we will walk at an easy to medium pace.
The hike should take about 3 hours.
As with all hikes you must be in good athletic shape.

Sweeper:
If the group size is larger than 10, we are going to look for a volunteer to act as a sweeper. Sweepers will walk at the end of the hike line and will make sure the group stays together.

Hike Leader:
Keira will be leading this hike.

What to bring:
Hiking boots and water (required).
We recommend a light snack, tissues, plastic bags for garbage, and similar items.

Inclement Weather:
Heavy precipitation will cancel this hike; drizzle will not. Please check your inbox for updates and the NJYP.org calendar. Tickets will be refunded.

Finding the Group:
Meet in the parking lot adjacent to the “Trailside Nature & Science Center".  Please leave extra early as many of these parks are harder to find. As a courtesy to the others this hike will start on time.


Directions:

VIA ROUTE 78 WEST:

1. Take Rt. 78 West to exit 43 (New Providence/Berkeley Heights).
2. Turn right at first light onto McMane Avenue.
3. At T-intersection, turn left onto Glenside Avenue.
4. Go 1.2 miles and turn right into the Watchung Reservation (Rt. 645 – W.R Tracey Dr.).
5. Proceed past Lake Surprise, uphill and straight past loop picnic area to the wooded traffic circle.
6. At traffic circle take the first right (Summit Ln) and proceed ½ mile (you will bear right and merge onto New Providence Rd.). Parking lot is on the right.


VIA ROUTE 78 EAST

1. Take Rt. 78 East to exit 44 (New Providence/Berkeley Heights).
2. Turn left at the traffic light onto Glenside Avenue.
3. Go 1.2 miles and turn right into the Watchung Reservation (Rt. 645 – W.R Tracey Dr.).
4. Proceed past Lake Surprise, uphill and straight past loop picnic area to the wooded traffic circle.
5. At traffic circle take the first right (Summit Ln) and proceed ½ mile (you will bear right and merge onto New Providence Rd.). Parking lot is on the right.

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Comment by Larry on April 10, 2011 at 3:49pm

Google Maps plot of the hike via my GPS device: Watchung Hike

 

It's disjointed because my device lost satellite signal a few times due to the hills.

 

Comment by Laura Occhipinti on April 3, 2011 at 8:27am
Remember to wear boots, there WILL be mud, and to arrive on time.  Out of respect for everyone the hike will start on time so if you think you may get lost leave extra early.
Comment by Lizzie on March 22, 2011 at 10:42pm
Yay!
Comment by David on March 17, 2011 at 3:16pm
I'm even going to hike to the hike, from the Westfield train station.
Comment by Kristan on March 13, 2011 at 9:29am
Hi Keira. Nice to meet you at the Tripod Rock hike. I'm looking forward to this next one.
Comment by Keira on March 7, 2011 at 10:44pm
Watchung is a nice, moderate hike offering forested trails that help you forget it's surrounded by suburban sprawl - perfect whether you're a new hiker or you just want to get the blood circulating after hibernating all winter!  Hope you can join me!

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