Schedule for January 2019                                    IHC home page

Tuesday      January 1, 2019         New Year’s Hike—Cold Brook Preserve               Easy

Come shake out the Old Year with an easy 4 mi. hike thru preserved farmland. The property was acquired from a developer by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation (IHC contributes to this group), and the 280 Acres were added to the Hunterdon County Park System, in 1984.

Leaders: Guy & Jen Percival  973-590-7437                [email protected]

Meet:  12:00 PM    Cold Brook Preserve, 100 Old Turnpike Rd (Rt-517), Oldwick, NJ 07830

From I-78 Exit 24, Oldwick/Whitehouse: Proceed north from this exit on Rt-523 towards Oldwick. Continue straight on Rt-517 when Rt-523 turns to the right. After passing through the center of Oldwick, the park entrance will be on the left. A gravel parking lot is located on the right side of the driveway. GPS (40.6811, -74.7512)


Sunday      January 6, 2019          Lewis Morris & Jockey Hollow Exploration      Moderately Strenuous

On this 8 mi. loop around and thru the various historic places, we shall revisit in our minds the hardships of the Continental Army during the winter of 1779-80. It was during this “cruelest winter” that twelve men often shared one of over one thousand simple huts built in Jockey Hollow to house the army.

Leaders:  Guy & Jen Percival 973-590-7437               [email protected]                         

Meet:  9:30 AM      Morristown National Historical Pk. Visitors Ctr. (Jockey Hollow), Morristown, NJ 07960

From: I-287 Exit 30: Go north on Rt-202 for 1.8 miles to traffic light at Tempe Wick Rd. Go left (West) 1.4 miles to Park Entrance on right. Proceed mile to parking lot. GPS Park Entrance (40.7622, -74.5457)


Sunday     January 13, 2019     Fort Lee Park, NJ to Van Cortland Park, NYC    Moderately Strenuous

This city walk starts from Ft. Lee Historic Park and we walk across the GWB. Then we continue North through Ft. Tryon, Inwood Hill, and Riverdale Parks to Van Cortland Park. Enroute we pass the Cloisters, Toscanini Estate & perhaps the Wave Hill Estate. Return by subway (B-way line) to 181 St. and then walk the GWB back to our cars.   About 8 miles.

Leaders: Chris Davis              718-633-0928               [email protected]

               Guy Percival            973-590-7437               [email protected]

Meet: 9:00 AM       Fort Lee Historic Park, Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee, NJ 07024.

The co-leader (Guy Percival) will guide us across the GWB to the Bus Terminal in Manhattan (Rest Rooms), where we will meet the leader (Chris)

From Rt-4, Rt-46, I-80: Proceed east to the George Washington Bridge Area and exit at the sign “last exit before the tolls." Continue on this ramp (parallel to the bridge approaches) crossing several lights until the “T” intersection with Hudson Terrace. The Park entrance is straight ahead.     GPS Park Entrance (40.8526, -73.9640)     GPS Parking Lot (40.8521, -73.9623)   


Sunday      January 20, 2019             Wawayanda                  Moderately Strenuous

Its winter and the lake will be frozen with perhaps Ice Fishermen on it. We’ll hike taking the Blue and Orange trails around the lake with a side trip out to Lake Lookout and the Pickle Trail. About 8 miles.

Leader:   Mike Roulier            201-522-0259               [email protected]

Meet 9:00 AM        Wawayanda State Park, Wawayanda Rd, Beach Parking, Hewitt, NJ 07421

From I-287 Exit 55: Go north on Ringwood Ave. (Rt-511) (name changes to Greenwood Lake Tpk.) about 13 miles to Warwick Tpk. at south end of Greenwood Lake. Continue straight-ahead 5 mi. on Warwick Turnpike past Upper Greenwood Lake. Turn left at park entrance. Continue past the Ranger Station 2 mi. to the entrance to Beach Parking on the left at the north end of Wawayanda Lake. (GPS 41.1927, -74.4289)


Sunday      January 27, 2019          Institute Woods Princeton      Moderately Strenuous

Pleasant walk through Institute woods. We will intersect with the D&R Canal and hike north and then into Princeton for a campus tour. Return via Springdale road and back into Institute woods. About 8 miles total. Mostly level.

Leader: Guy & Jennifer Percival   973-590-7437               [email protected]                                                                             

Meet: 9:30 AM       Princeton Battlefield Park, 450 Mercer St (Rt-583), Princeton NJ  08540

From 1-287 South Exit 17, (Rt-202/206 South): Drive 1.5 mi to split of Rts-202/206. Take Rt-206 south 17 miles into Princeton. In the center of Princeton make a right at intersection with Rt-27. This is Stockton street and still Rt-206. Go 0.3 mi and turn left onto Edgehill St and next right onto Mercer Street. Go 0.9 mi south until you reach an open park. At the PEDX-ing sign, there will be a large siding along what is now Rt- 583.  GPS (40.3331, -74.6752)


****Hike ideas for June 2019 to end of November 2019 are due today, Jan 27, 2019 ****


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