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January - Hike of the Month - 01/29

  • 29 Jan 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Mills Reservation Parking Lot, 31 Normal Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

-- Hike of the Month –

CANCELLED!! - Inclement Weather

January 29th  (Saturday) -- Meet @ 10 AM

Mills Reservation Trail – Cedar Grove

(Hike and Scavenger Hunt)

2.1-mile Loop Trail – EASY – Mills Reservation is located on the First Watchung Mountain, one of three Watchung Mountains which are long, low ridges of volcanic origin in northern New Jersey.  

There is a view of NYC!!

History:  During World War II, an anti-aircraft gun or searchlight emplacement was made in Mills Reservation at the lookout point on the cliffs overlooking New York City. All that remains of this today is a circular cement platform. Earlier the platform may have been the base of a water tower for the steam machinery and firefighting system of the quarry there of Osborne & Marselis etc. There are also some reports that that cliff-edge location was used as a fire-beacon station in George Washington's communication, and earlier as a smoke-signal point by the Indians. Lenape Trail runs through the park.

Bring:  Hiking Boots, Rain/Snow Gear

Hiking Backpack - 6 Essentials:

  •  Flashlight
  • Filled Water Bottle
  • Whistle
  • First Aid Kit
  • Sun Protection
  • Trail Food

Uniform – Dress Warm, Layers

Hike Coordinators –

Ben Barbro   804-928-4009   bbarbro@gmail.com

Kerry Kilborn   201-600-3338   kilbornkerry@gmail.com

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