Tag: walking tour

October 3 – Walk in the Watershed, South Bound Brook/Bound Brook!

Please join us Sunday October 3, 2-4 pm for our second “walk in the watershed” in South Bound Brook/Bound Brook with LRWP Board Member and Rutgers Professor David Tulloch! We also expect Green Brook Flood Control Commission Chair Raymond Murray to join us for part of our tour.

Plan to meet at D&R Canal Lock 11 in South Bound Brook. There is limited parking in this lot, however there is plenty of street parking.

We will start our conversation at D&R Canal Lock 11, explore a bit of the canal and talk about its function and its relationship with the health of the river. From there we will walk over to Bound Brook to see the flood control gates by the traffic circle and the levees at Billian Legion Park. We will continue our walk up the Lincoln Ave Bridge to take in views of the Raritan.

July 24 Watchung Mountain “Hidden Streams” Hike

Registration is now open for the LRWP’s first “Watershed Highlights and Hidden Streams” walking tour of 2021!

Join us on Saturday July 24, 10-noon as we visit one of the northernmost areas of the Lower Raritan Watershed and explore the Watchung Reservation’s Blue Brook and Lake Surprise.

The walk, guided by our own David Tulloch, will help our hikers begin to discover this massive Olmsted Brothers-designed park. With help from a few maps, Dr. Tulloch will talk about the context of the park within the watershed as well as the context of this culturally-significant historic landscape within the surrounding communities of Union County.

We will be meeting in the Watchung Reservation at the area called The Loop (Some park signs point towards the Loop and its playground). At 10am our group will depart on foot from the building (with bathrooms) shown with the red marker below (40.687, -74.374).

Estimated 4 miles of walking.

Registration required. Please check the LRWP website for updates, especially in the case of inclement weather.

The Watchung Reservation is in Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

November 9 – Watershed Highlights Walking Tour, Monmouth Battlefield

Please join the LRWP on Saturday November 9, 10-noon for our final “Watershed Highlights and Hidden Streams” walking tour of 2019! This tour will kick off from Monmouth Battlefield and include exploring the Wemrock Brook area of Manalapan Brook Watershed.

This hike will be led by LRWP Board Member and Rutgers Professor David Tulloch, who shares this about his plans for the morning:

“In contrast with past hikes along the river itself, this outing will explore one of the more outermost areas in our watershed. While Monmouth Battlefield State Park is best known for its Revolutionary War history, it is also home to Wemrock Brook and Weamaconk Creek. This hike will bring a different perspective to the battlefield, talking about water and watershed. And, of course, asking where the water delivered by Molly Pitcher was coming from.”

Estimated 4 miles of walking.

Registration required. Please check our website for updates, especially in the case of inclement weather.

Please meet at Monmouth Battlefield State Park visitor center:

16 Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726

GPS Coordinates
DMS 40° 15’ 22.13” N 74° 19′ 14.59″ W

Directions:
Located approximately 12 miles east of exit 8 of the NJ Turnpike on Business Route 33.

From the NJ Garden State Parkway, take exit 123 to Route 9 south for 15 miles to business Route 33 west. Park is located 1.5 miles on the right.