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Patriots' Path

photo: Historic Speedwell Lake Dam on Patriots Path, in Morristown, NJ with the remains of an 18th century iron works opposite the dam;

Length: 75.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Greenway
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (on pavement)
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: 10 Towns; NJ Just S of Morristown at Morristown Nat. Hist. Park.
State(s): New Jersey
Counties: Morris
Longitude: -74.53401
Latitude: 40.79141

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Description

Patriots' Path is a developing network of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, as well as green open spaces that spans across Morris County. Originally conceived in 1968, Patriots' Path provides opportunities for light outdoor recreation while protecting and enhancing the environmental and aesthetic integrity of streams, valley, and uplands. Patriots' Path links several dozen federal, state, county, and municipal parks, watershed lands, historic sites, and other points of interest across southern Morris County.

Stretching from East Hanover where it connects with the Lenape Trail in Essex County, Patriots' Path currently extends as far as Allamuchy Mountain State Park in Sussex County, and the Village of High Bridge in Hunterdon County.

Additional Details

Width: 36 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 4%
Maximum Grade: 15%
Elevation Low Point: 180
Elevation High Point: 1,100
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1980

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Albert Kent
Path Coordinator
Morris County Park Commission
P.O. Box 1295
East Hanover Ave.
Morristown, NJ 7962 -1295
(973) 326-7600
akent@morrisparks.net
http://www.morrisparks.net

 

Photos

Tree Limbs After Rain, Overlooking Speedwell Lake. Photo by David Veasey.

Tree Limbs After Rain, Overlooking Speedwell Lake. Photo by David Veasey.

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