If you’re looking to get outdoors this weekend then you’re in luck. The public is encouraged to participate in ‘National Trails Day’ events taking place this Saturday, June 3rd.

The New Jersey Department of Environment Protection has organized more than 30 recreational, educational, and stewardship events across the state.

New Jersey offers more than 4,000 miles of mapped public trails such as the grand Appalachian Trail to trails surrounding our small county parks, and nature preserves, among other locations.

“National Trails Day provides an opportunity to get outdoors and truly experience the diversity and splendor that New Jersey has to offer,” said John Cecil, DEP Commissioner for Parks, Forests & Historic Sites. “Trails Day events are designed to accommodate all levels of interest, experience and age and are sure to inspire many on the path to years of outdoor fun, adventure and appreciation.”

Some examples of events include:

  • Attend an accessible trail ribbon-cutting at Madison Recreation Complex, Morris County, or a ribbon-cutting and guided hike at Oxford Mountain, Warren County
  • Challenge yourself with a hike at High Point State Park, Sussex County; at Batsto Village at Wharton State Forest; or along the Ramanessin Brook Greenway, Monmouth County
  • Lend a hand at Northern Community Park or the Trenton section of the D&R Canal State Park, Mercer County; Rivercrest Trail, Passaic County; Parvin State Park, Salem County; or Camp Inawendiwin, Burlington County
  • Spruce up the gardens and fix fencing at the Johnny Allens Cove trailhead at Island Beach State Park, Ocean County
  • Take a guided history hike at Washington Crossing State Park, Mercer County
  • Learn how to not “Get Lost in the Woods” at Round Valley Recreation Area, Hunterdon County
  • Learn how to navigate trails using a map and compass in Ramapo Valley County Reservation, Bergen County
  • Enjoy the moonrise or “watch out for unicorns” at Stokes State Forest, Sussex County
  • Join the mayor for a National Trails Day Walk in Franklin Lakes, Bergen County

Scroll below for more information on just a few of the scheduled events being offered here in New Jersey this Saturday. You can also click here to view the full list or to sign up now.

  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

  • Double Trouble State Park

  • Friends of Holmdel Open Space

    National Trails Day / Ramanessin Brook Greenway Hike - CILU - Citizens for Informed Land Use

    Celebrate National Trails Day with us and hike a portion of the Ramanessin Brook Greenway. Meet at 10:00 am in the Holmdel High School Parking Lot near the Duncan Smith Theatre. Walk along sections of the Ramanessin Brook Greenway to Village School. We will be using the new Bell Works-Ba

  • Madison Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Advisory Committee


  • Middlesex County- Office of Parks and Recreation


  • Monmouth County Park System

  • Ocean County Parks and Recreation

  • Friends of Island Beach State Park

    National Trails Day

    For National Trails Day, we will be holding a family-friendly event to help to rejuvenate and beautify the grounds surrounding the IBSP Interpretive and Nature Centers, which are about 7 miles into the park. We will be sprucing up the gardens and Emily De Camp Herbarium, fixing split rail fencing and conducting basic trail maintenance.

  • Montgomery Township Hike, Special Exhibit

    Trails Day - June 3

    Saturday, June 3 is Trails Day and we're excited to explore the Board of Education trails starting at noon. The guided 1.5 mile hike will be relatively level, making it perfect for all ages. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. When: Saturday June 3, 12 p.m.

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