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Gobble Gobble Walk

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South Mountain Reservation

Essex County Dog Park

Maplewood, NJ 07040

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Burn off that big meal on our annual post-Thanksgiving hike.

Start: South Mountain Reservation
Finish: South Mountain Reservation
Distance: 4-8mi
Return: train or on foot
Coordinator: Risa Olinsky

Highlights:

-Fairy Trail
-Hemlock Falls

Trail hike for 4-5 miles. Finish time will depend on the pace of the group. Estimate is 3 hours.

Directions: Enter South Mt Reservation from South Orange Ave onto CREST DRIVE (from either east or west).

Drive straight to where the road ends.

Turn right onto Bear Lane. Park near the gazebo and look for the FreeWalkers banner.

For safety and comfort:

Dress for warmth (layers suggested)
Hiking shoes/boots. Trails may be muddy and rocky in some areas.
Hiking poles (If you don't have them, there will be SOME to borrow.)
Water and light snack for quick energy.

This year we are supporting the South Mountain Conservancy wtih any donations collected the day of the HIKE!!

Children welcome with parent/guardians. NO strollers, bicycles, or other wheels, please.

DOGS welcome but must REMAIN on LEASH. It's the LAW. If your pup is used to running free, this may not be the event for him/her.

Leader: Risa Olinsky, Contact info: risafitness@hotmail.com Mobile: 201-618-5582. There will be two shorter options, but you are responbile for getting back on your own or arranging a ride for yourself. Call or email for details on this suggesiton.

Option ONE: Walk to Washington Rock and turn around and retrace your footsteps.

Option TWO: Hike 1.5 miles or so to the Fairy Trail entrance where you can be picked up by family or friend, or you can hop a train as well. This is in Millburn.

If you decide to bail out you are on your own to get back.


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Maplewood, NJ 07040

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