Time: October 9, 2017 from 7am to 9pm
Location: Millburn to Newark Along the Lenape Trail
Street: Starts: Millburn Train Station
City/Town: Millburn, NJ
Website or Map: http://lenape34.org
Event Type: walk, long distance, lenape, hike, south mountain, newark, millburn, west orange, eagle rock
Organized By: Paul Kiczek
Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2017
The Lenape 34 is on for 10/9/17. Weather looks mixed for the day but the event will go on.
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 sixth annual LENAPE34 which has always been both challenging and 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, 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 buses running 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 and so named the "Origins Walk".
Here's some docs to review for details on the upcoming event.
Some useful links:
We will have hard copies of Plan, Itinerary and Map available at the start. See you dark (sunrise 7:00 am) and early in Millburn on Monday! There are two short route changes to be aware of and will be discussed at start.