On Sunday, January 21st, Commissioner Susan Soloway joined members of the community and the Readington Township Open Space Advisory Board for an afternoon hike at Natirar County Park in Peapack, Somerset County. It is the hiking groups annual tradition to once-a-year step outside the Township and explore a trail system in a nearby municipality or county.
Commissioner Susan Soloway shared, “What a beautiful day for a hike! I enjoyed meeting with members of the Readington Township Open Space Advisory Board to learn more about open space preservation opportunities and trail system connectivity. I encourage residents and visitors alike to participate in these hikes, that are offered year-round in beautiful Hunterdon County and surrounding areas.” For the last 20 years, the Readington Township Open Space Advisory Board has sponsored a monthly Sunday afternoon hike in natural areas for members of the community, that features trails in one of Readington’s 21 trail systems.
These events allow opportunities for outdoor family recreation, while providing public outreach, education, and information to residents about open space parks and trail systems. Typical attendance numbers are from 15 to 40 participants, and the walks take place in all seasons of the year. The trails chosen are well marked and maintained by the Township, members of the Open Space Advisory Board, a local partner organization, the Readington Trail Association, and volunteer members of the community.
Open Space hikes are scheduled for the third Sunday of each month, and the next hike will be on Sunday, February 18th at the Lazy Brook Greenway Park, in Readington Township. For more information or to register for a hike visit; email@example.com or leave a message at (908) 782-6452.