LENAPE34: The Origins Walk - 2013

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LENAPE34: The Origins Walk - 2013

Time: October 14, 2013 from 7am to 8:30pm
Location: Millburn to Newark Along the Lenape Trail
Street: Starts: Millburn Train Station
City/Town: Millburn, NJ
Website or Map: http://lenape34.org
Phone: 973-214-1811
Event Type: walk, long distance, lenape, hike, south mountain, newark, millburn, west orange, eagle rock
Organized By: Paul Kiczek
Latest Activity: Oct 25, 2013

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Event Description

This Columbus Day 34 mile walk starts at the train station in Millburn, NJ and follows an old marked trail called the "Lenape Trail" in beautiful South Mountain, Eagle Rock and Mills Reservations. It includes suburban towns such as Montclair, West Orange, Verona, Bloomfield, Nutley, and Belleville, and ends in urban Newark.

This is the third annual LENAPE34 which turned out to be very challenging yet popular with the FreeWalkers last year. The walker is faced with about 50% wooded trail and 50% suburban and urban sidewalks and streets. Shorter daylight hours add to the physical and mental challenge.

There are alternatives for shorter segments. So you may choose to do less but can still walk along with the group. We'll also have the support of two train lines for mass transportation both to and from several points along the way. Since its on a Monday (but not fully observed holiday), we'll have the benefit of working with a full weekday schedule for this particular walk - allowing more frequent trains for your convenience. There are also several busses runnng in the area.

As always, the walk is free and everyone is invited. Most of this trail is a major segment of the Liberty Water Gap Trail, the 130-mile east-to-west trail across the entire state of New Jersey. Its name "Lenape" suggests honoring the Native American ancestors of our area on a day where we also honor the discovery of America. So, we're tagging this event the "Origins Walk".

This is an effort to support the revitalization of the Lenape Trail and the Liberty Water Gap Trail concept as well as help support a unique natural-to-urban trail and pedestrian environment which should be seen and experience by more citizens.

NOTE: We will use be using the old southern segment in South Mountain Reservation - not the western continuation (East Hanover) of the Liberty Water Gap Trail.

Visit http://lenape34.org for more information.

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Comment by Ray Smith on October 25, 2013 at 2:30pm

Hello All, I really did enjoy this walk. It was one of the most challenging one-day walks I have ever done. I especially appreciated the comradery and cooperative nature among you freeWalkers. I apologize to those I blabbed to non-stop: it was the caffeine in me. Please let me know if I can help facilitate anything, within reason, for either the Kennedy March in November or the Kennedy Walk in February. "Walk on," Ray Smith

Comment by Paul Kiczek on October 2, 2013 at 8:38pm

Roger,

That's a good walk and covers some great reservations. Look forward to seeing you again.

paul

Comment by Roger Vellekamp on October 2, 2013 at 12:52pm

This will be my fourth year walking the Lenape Trail walk.  As in prior years, I will walk from Locust Grove to Verona Park.

Comment by Judi Fox - Hernandez on October 2, 2013 at 6:53am

Excellent Paul, thanks for responding.
I look forward to walking part of the LENAPE34 !

Comment by Paul Kiczek on September 30, 2013 at 9:59pm

Judi,

We will have a carpooling forum going for this one too. Most likely, if you hang in there for a while, there is either an Upper Montclair train or a carpool ride at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield as the best alternatives for a late afternoon finish.

Comment by Judi Fox - Hernandez on September 30, 2013 at 8:26pm
Okay so I thought I left a comment here but I don't see it so who knows where it may be, lol.

Anyway, I was wondering what the train plans are to get back to Milburn during the LeNape walk. Unfortunately I have to work the following day so I don't think I will complete the entire walk and wanted to figure out where my route would end. Thanks in advance for all input.

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