Free Recreation Walks & Senior Strolls

Registration Instructions: 

Pre-registration required. Submit our registration and medical forms by email to parks@co.hunterdon.nj.us, mail to P.O. Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822, or drop off at the Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 State Highway 31, Lebanon, NJ 08833. 

Please be considerate of others… we often have a waiting list, so if you are unable to attend a hike, please call our office to alert our staff as soon as possible at (908) 782-1158. Thank you!

Walks for Fun

  • Dates: Tuesdays
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Ages: 12 through adults (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Cost: free! (pre-registration required) 
  • Instructor: Liz Braidwood-Fulmer, Recreation Program Coordinator 

Please note: No restroom facilities available. Please wear sturdy footwear and dress for the weather. 

March 21: Landsdown Trail (36 Main Street, Clinton, next to Fox Lumber) 

Spring begins… let’s follow the old railroad spur line.

April 25: Point Mountain (Musconetcong River Road & Point Mountain Road, Washington) 

This trail is difficult, uphill on a rocky trail through the woods to the overlook.  

May 30: Jugtown Preserve (408 Mine Road, Asbury) 

This trail might be wet, so wear appropriate footwear.

Free Recreation Walks

  • Dates: Wednesdays
  • Time: 9:30 am to 11 am
  • Ages: adults
  • Cost: free! (pre-registration required)
  • Instructor: Patrick Eckard, Recreation Program Coordinator

Meet Patrick at each location and he will introduce you to the beauty of the parks as he inspects the trail systems. Learn about the history of each park as you get some fresh air and exercise. Then come back on your own to hike the trails at your leisure. These trails are easy to moderate hikes.  =

  • February 15:    Echo Hill (42 Lilac Drive Flemington, NJ 08822)  SORRY; SOLD OUT; call for wait list. 
  • March 8:          Teetertown Camper’s Lot, 20 Pleasant Grove Road, Port Murray 07865
  • April 12:          Tower Hill, 944 Mountain View Road, Asbury 08802              
  • May 10:           Wescott Satellite Parking, 63 Strimples Mill Road, Stockton 08559  

Senior Stroll at Landsdown Trail

  • SORRY; SOLD OUT; call for wait list. 
  • Date: Wednesday, January 25
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Location: Landsdown Trail, 21 West Main Street, Clinton, (by Fox Lumber)  
  • Ages: adults
  • Cost: free! (pre-registration required) 
  • Instructor: Liz Braidwood-Fulmer, Recreation Program Coordinator 

We will follow what was once a spur line for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, that connected the Town of Clinton with Landsdown. Imagine life when to go visiting you would jump on the spur to get a lift to the main line! Type of walking surface: a railroad bed, flat, wide, well-packed, crushed trail gravel. 

Senior Stroll at Riverfield Section of the South Branch22-002-L Senior Stroll Point Mountain 8.24.22

  • SORRY; SOLD OUT; call for wait list. 
  • Date: Wednesday, February 8
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Location: Riverfield, 1738 State Highway 31 North, Clinton, NJ 08809 (Clinton Township)   
  • Ages: adults
  • Cost: free! (pre-registration required) 
  • Instructor: Liz Braidwood-Fulmer, Recreation Program Coordinator 

Take a deep relaxing breath as we visit the river and listen to what the lowlands are sharing. Settlers of these river lands harnessed this river’s power! Parking is in the Clinton Health Campus of the Hunterdon Health and Wellness Center: pull in and turn right to the trailhead. Type of walking surface: flat, dirt path with some roots; sometimes it’s very muddy so please take note to wear the appropriate footwear for the weather. 

Senior Stroll at Hoffman Park

  • Date: Wednesday, March 15
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Location: 26 Baptist Church Road, Hampton (Union Township)
  • Ages: adults
  • Cost: free! (pre-registration required) 
  • Instructor: Liz Braidwood-Fulmer, Recreation Program Coordinator 

Enjoy a march in March! The group will parade down the hill, on the paved road to Manny’s Pond, then meander through the woods for a spell, then back up the hill. Please note: A porta-potty restroom facility is available. Type of walking surface: Paved road and flat well-worn wide trails through the woods.

Senior Stroll at Sunnyside

  • SORRY; SOLD OUT; call for wait list. 
  • Date: Wednesday, March 29
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Location: 47 Kiceniuk Road, Annandale
  • Ages: adults
  • Cost: free! (pre-registration required) 
  • Instructor: Liz Braidwood-Fulmer, Recreation Program Coordinator 

Listen to the babble as we follow the South Branch River through the lowlands. Incudes a moment of silence as we visit the Awossagame Grove (Leni Lenape word meaning “a sacred place”) dedicated to the residents of Hunterdon County who were lost on September 11, 2001. Please note: No restroom facilities available. Type of walking surface: flat mowed grass path, sometimes wet. Please wear the appropriate footwear.

Senior Stroll at Point Mountain

  • SORRY; SOLD OUT; call for wait list. 
  • Date: Wednesday, April 19 
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Location: Musconetcong River Road & Point Mountain Road (Lebanon Twp.) 
  • Ages: adults
  • Cost: free! (pre-registration required) 
  • Instructor: Liz Braidwood-Fulmer, Recreation Program Coordinator 

Enjoy the earth and all it shares as we walk along the beautiful Musconetcong River. Bring a happy Earth Day tale, nature fact, poem, or memory to share as we pass the story stick. Please note: No restroom facilities available. Type of walking surface: flat twisty well-worn dirt trail, some rocks with roots; trail goes along the river through the woods.

Senior Stroll at Columbia Trail

  • Date: Wednesday, May 17
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Location: 362 West Valley Brook Road & 40 Vernoy Road, Califon (Tewksbury Twp. border of Morris County)
  • Ages: adults
  • Cost: free! (pre-registration required)
  • Instructor: Liz Braidwood-Fulmer, Recreation Program Coordinator 

Let’s walk-about and talk-about a once busy railroad, now a busy trail! How things change. Please note: No restroom facilities available. Type of walking surface: flat, well-groomed aggregate surface.