Schedule for January 2021                                    IHC home page

Friday       January 1, 2021                 New Year’s Day Hike                                               Easy

Meet at NJ Audubon Plainsboro Preserve for an easy 4-5 mile hike around Lake Mc Cormack. Bring something hot to drink and a snack to share for New Year’s Day!

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

Meet: 11:00 AM   NJ Audubon Plainsboro Preserve Parking Lot, 80 Scotts Corner Rd, Cranbury, NJ 08512

From NJ Turnpike Southbound Exit 8A Cranberry: Exit and after tolls bear right for Rt-32 West. Ramp is big U-Turn to Rt-32W. Drive mi westward to Rt-130. Turn Left at light onto Rt-130. Follow it South 1.6 mi to the light at intersection of Rt-130 and

Dey Rd. (Rt-614). Make a Right onto Dey Rd. and follow Dey Rd to the next traffic light, and then make a right onto Scotts Corner Road. The Preserve's entrance is 0.8 mi on your Left, drive in 0.1 mi to barrier for parking lot.  GPS Entrance (40.3492, -74.5570)


Sunday     January 10, 2021               Great Swamp                      Moderately Strenuous

The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in Morris County, New Jersey. Established in 1960, it is one of more than 550 refugees in the National Wildlife Refuge System. We will be hiking for about 7 miles. We’ll enjoy its rich wildlife and if we’re lucky, we’ll see some eagles or hawks.

Leaders:    Udi & Neli Cohen       732-543-4624           [email protected]

Meet: 9:00 AM     East/ South Parking Lot, Orange Trail, 646 Whitebridge Road, Gillette NJ, 07933

From I-287 Exit 30: Take North Maple Ave. Southbound 2.7 mi to Lord Sterling Rd on left. Drive East 3.4 mi on Lord Sterling Rd. to intersection with New Vernon Rd. (Rt-604) Note! [The road just past Somerset Co. Environmental Center is unpaved for a short distance and name changes to Whitebridge Rd.] At the intersection with Rt-604 / New Vernon Rd., continue straight 0.5 mi to South Orange Trail Parking Lot at the end of road. GPS (40.7062, -74.4681)


Sunday     January 17, 2021           Wawayanda in Winter                     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. In case of ice on the trails, bring micro spikes if you have them!

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

                  Jill Wilson                   973-879-0531           [email protected]

Meet 8:30 – Hike Starts 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 Meeting Place (41.1927, -74.4289)       GPS Park Entrance @ Warwick Turnpike (41.1993, -74.3920)


Sunday     January 24, 2021              Capoolong Creek Trail                                             Moderately Strenuous

We will start on the Landsdown trail and then follow Capoolong Creek trail. This will be an 8 to 9 mile hike.  It is all rails to trails. The hike is flat, but pretty along the Capoolong Creek. The trail is well kept, sometimes there are horses passing through - so watch your step!

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

Meet: 9:00 AM     Fox Lumber Parking, 11 West Main Street, Clinton, NJ, 08809. 

From Intersection of I-287 & I-78: Merge onto I-78 W toward Easton, PA and drive 14 miles. Take Exit 15 and from right lane at intersection merge onto Rt-173 East toward Clinton. Drive 0.4 mi to just before the Exxon on the right. Turn in to parking lot (P sign) just before Exxon and drive to the rear into Fox Lumber parking. Fox Lumber is closed on Sundays. GPS (40.6348, -74.9122)


Sunday     January 31, 2021           South Mountain Reservation                  Moderately Strenuous

This hike of about 8 miles will include the Lenape (yellow), Turtle Back (orange) and Rahway (white) trails.  We will pass scenic views, historic points, and a waterfall, and cover a large portion of the park.

Leader:     Paul Ferlazzo              973-979-2010           [email protected]

Meet: 9:00 AM     South Mountain Reservation, Locust Grove Parking Lot, 199 Glen Ave, Millburn NJ 07041

From I-280 Exit Pleasant Valley Way: Take Pleasant Valley Way south (becomes Cherry Lane and then Brookside Drive) about 5.5 miles to Glen Ave. at traffic light. Then turn left on Glen Ave. and continue 0.3 mi. to Locust Grove Parking Lot (on the left) at the corner of Glen Ave. and Lackawanna Place, across from the Millburn RR station.    GPS (40.7266, -74.3048)


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