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First Day Hike at
Watchung Reservation

New Jersey hikers ascending a steep mountain trail with trekking sticks.

Friday, January 5, 2024

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Price: Free

Trailside Nature and Science Center

452 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ 07092


Event Description

What could be healthier than starting the New Year with a beautiful walk in nature with others? Join our First Day Hike tradition. The hike will be approximately 5-6 milles depending on weather and trail conditions that day. 

Make sure to dress warm and wrap-up. After we will celebrate at a local spot (TBD) in Summit, NJ near the train station for convenience.

Important: If you are registering for multiple guests please complete the forms with their names. If your plans change you can easily cancel your registration as well... much thanks.

Tranportation: NJ Midtown Direct train to Summit leaves NY Penn at 10:11 am. Carpool offered from the station if arranged in advance. Free parking at Trailside Science Museum as well.

Preparation: HIking shoes, hiking poles suggested (have a few to lend), layered clothing. Pack a lunch/snack and water.

Bathrooms: available at the start and midway along the trail.

Difficulty: Moderate, with some hilly and rocky trails. We will stay together! 

FreeWalkers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization led by volunteers. Donations of any amount are always appreciated (during registration or the organization's website).

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