Do you like to go on long walks?
How about conquering 34 miles of the Lenape Trail from South Mountain Reservation in Millburn to Penn Station in Newark?
FreeWalkers, a social network of walking-enthusiasts, will host the fourth annual Lenape-34 on Monday, Oct. 14.
The Columbus Day walk traverses residential and urban areas as well as woodlands, including three reservations along the Lenape Trail. The walk takes an estimated 11 to 13 hours to complete, but participants are welcome to jump in or out at various points.
The trail was established in 1982 by a retired trail coordinator named Al Kent who wanted to connect points of interest and natural resources in Essex County.
Highlights along the trail include:
- Ferry Street in the Ironbound
- Penn Station
- Military Park
- Newark Museum
- Sydenham House (Newark's oldest house)
- Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
- Kingsland Manor in Nutley
- Kips Castle in Montclair
- Morris Canal remnants
- Riker Hill Fossil Site
Last year, more than 40 walkers took part in the trek, with eight of them completing the entire route.
Find out the various points where you can join the walkers on Monday and learn more about the Lenape 34 at lenape34.squarespace.com.