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Saturday, November 6, 2021                  Cranberry Lake Loop                  Moderately Strenuous

Today will hike around Cranberry Lake. The trail is about 7 miles and hilly, but with good views of the lake at many points.

Leader:     Mac McCaulley          973-398-3002           [email protected]     Cell 908-416-4460

Meet: 9:30 AM     Cranberry Lake, Allamuchy St. Pk. Boat Launch, 8 South Shore Rd, Byram Township, NJ 07821

From Rt-80 Exit 25 (Rt-206W): Go approximately 3.5 miles on Rt-206 west to left turn onto South Shore Road.  Landmarks before South Shore turnoff are first: Byram Twp. Fire Department and then the Stonewood Tavern on the left.  Once on South Shore Road go about 100 yards to left turn and continue 200 yards to a sharp right turn up to parking lot. If it is full, return to South Shore Road, and turn right to the overflow parking area.  GPS Rt-206 South Shore Rd. turnoff:  (40.9512, -74.7345)

GPS Parking Lot sharp right turnoff: (40.9506, -74.7370)


Sunday, November 14, 2021        Splitrock Reservoir Circuitous Loop                         Strenuous

This hike is around the entire Reservoir. We start out clockwise along the 4 Birds Trail to the end of the Reservoir. Then we return on the Splitrock Loop trail. There are good views along the waterfront and Indian Cliffs. It's a total of 11 miles,

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

                  Jill Wilson                   973-879-0531           [email protected]

Meet: 8:30 AM     Split Rock Reservoir Parking Lot; 345 Split Rock Road, Boonton Twp. NJ 07005

From I-80 Exit 37 Rockaway/Hibernia: Go north on Green Pond Rd. (Rt-513) toward Hibernia. At about 6.5 miles turn right at the Marcella Firehouse sign. This is Upper Hibernia Rd. Continue 2 mi. to fork in the road. Bear left onto Split Rock Rd. After the pavement ends keep going over the dam. The new fisherman's boat launch parking lot is about 1/8 mile on the left after the dam.

From I-287 Exit 52, (Rt-23): Take Rt-23 North 9.5 mi to right turnoff for Clinton Rd Turn Left and cross over to Rt-23 South. Drive south 0.2 mi to Green Pond Rd on the right. Drive south on Green Pond Rd. 5 mi to Upper Hibernia Rd. Turn left onto Upper Hibernia Rd. and continue 2 mi. to fork in the road. Bear left onto Split Rock Rd. After the pavement ends keep going over the dam. The new fisherman's boat launch parking lot is about 1/8 mile on the left after the dam. Meet at 8:30 Start at 9:00    (GPS 40.9625, -74.4575)


Sunday, November 21, 2021        Bayonne to Elizabeth via Staten Island                     Strenuous

This urban walk from Bayonne to Elizabeth via Staten Island uses relatively new foot/bicycle paths on the Bayonne and Goethals bridges. The distance is about 10-12 miles but all flat with great views on the bridge crossings.

Leader:     Craig Nunn                 551-206-6823           [email protected]

Meet: **    Meeting Time at the Hoboken Station will be announced a week before the hike by the IHC e-mail Network.


Sunday, November 28, 2021    Natural Lands Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary PA    Moderately Strenuous

This is a short hike, only 5 miles but steep to mountainous. We will loop around all the trails in natural lands and see two steep and pretty views of the Delaware river. Natural Lands has many interesting signs describing what is happening in their woodlands. We will stop to read them. There will be an optional extra hike in Riegelsville and on the D&L canal starting from the D&L Trail Riegelsville trailhead.

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

Meet: 9:00 AM     Natural Lands' Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary, 240 Sunnyside Rd, Easton, PA 18042

From I-287 & I-78 intersection: Take I-78 West 27 mi to Exit 3, Rt-22 North. Exit northbound and drive 0.4 mi to Rt-122 West by taking the jug handle and crossing Rt-22 at light. Continue west 0.9 mi on Rt-122 to Rt-519. Turning Left follow Rt-519 3 mi to junction with Rt-627. Travel 3 mi on joint roads and take Rt-627 at right split and continue 7.5 mi to Riegelsville. Continue straight when Rt-627 turns left to Milford. Cross the Delaware, jog right then left still on the main road. At the light make a right onto Rt-611 towards Easton PA. Drive 0.8 mi and you will be beyond Riegelsville and make a left on Spring Hill Rd. Drive 0.6 mi and make a right on Sunnyside Rd. Drive mi and park at Mariton parking area on left. Sunnyside road becomes private after Mariton. GPS (40.6066, -75.2044)

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