March 30, 2013 · 10:00 AM
Join us for a really neat loop hike that will follow the level and mostly sandy Cranberry Trail to Pakim Pond. We’ll travel at a moderate and steady pace. Bring an ample supply of water, some snacks and lunch if you wish. After walking around the pond there will be a lunch break beside the pond. Then we’ll return to where we began by way of the Batona Trail. The Batona Trail has a few ups and downs, but is fundamentally flat. Total distance is approximately 7 miles. Optional post-hike meal.
Directions/ Meeting Place and Time:
The meeting time and place for the hike is 10:00 am in the Forest Office’s parking lot. From the traffic circle at the intersection of NJ 70 and NJ 72, follow NJ 72 east 1.0 mile and turn left at a sign for Brendan Byrne State Forest. Take the first right (Shinns Road) and the Forest Office and its parking lot are on the left. A link for the Forest’s website is: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/byrne.html