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Enter from Bellevue Avenue and park in the first parking lot on the left. We will be gathering near the the playground area. We will be walking the outer path. There are several break off points if you do not want to walk the entire path. The walk will be about an hour or at least 3 miles. Wear comfortable shoes! Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early. The walk will start promptly. Brookdale Park offers the public access to both passive and active recreational activities as well as picturesque vistas. Trails for walking and running, lush groves and extensive lawns, playgrounds, sports fields, track facilities, tennis courts, an archery range and stadium grandstand are just some of the numerous attractions that make Brookdale Park a magnet for nature lovers, families, and physical fitness enthusiasts for miles around. https://www.essexcountyparks.org/parks/brookdale-park
JOIN US for a walk. To find Kiosk#1 go pass the Highland Pavilion and stay left. There will be a parking lot at the end of the curve to your left. This is Kiosk #1. We will walk for about an hour so wear comfortable shoes, long pants & socks, and bug spray. We will be walking on the trails. https://www.essexcountyparks.org/parks/eagle-rock-reservation Eagle Rock Reservation is 408 acres of hills, streams, and valleys located on the borders of West Orange, Verona, and Montclair, New Jersey. Though located in the middle of the most densely populated county in the most densely populated state in the country, the Reservation is mostly undeveloped and boasts an extensive trail system within its borders. Please make sure to RSVP and arrive 10 minutes prior to walk time.
THE DOCS ARE BACK Come join the docs, bring a friend or family member and GET HEALTHY! The WALK WITH A DOC program is a National program where there is always a friendly doctor and/or friendly medical staff members walking with you each and every Saturday morning from April through November. The Walk With A Doc team is OPEN TO ANSWER any and all questions you may have! The walks are considered to be "SOCIAL IN NATURE", and are at "YOUR PACE". No need to feel you have to run or compete. The walks are just under 2 miles in length on a beautiful scenic, paved, flat path around the pond and takes anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes to complete. Many start early or go around the pond 2 or 3 times, however its usually once around for the docs. Again, it is at your pace. The real reason we walk?? Simply put, WALKING IS HEALTHY and we ENJOY THE CAMARADERIE! And the doctors that walk? The doctors are board certified Vascular Surgeons who most often prescribe a Walking program for all their patients. These doctors really "walk the walk" as they show their commitment to the community they serve! (They are also really nice, regular folk who walk with their spouses, children, pets, etc. They join the walks in a very, very casual and informal way often disguised in baseball caps and sneakers just like the rest of us. They are always willing to answer questions.) Is this a safe place to walk? Yes! It is one of Essex County's Secret Gems, attached to the Turtle Back Zoo! Absolutely magnificent place to exercise! There is NEVER a cost to join our walks, parking is free! Only the people, venue and the health benefits are priceless.
Hike the Morris Canal Greenway The next Bloomfield Morris Canal Greenway Hike will be Saturday, April 27 from 10:00am to 2:30pm. On this three mile hike, conducted by Ron Rice and Bloomfield Councilman, Rich Rockwell, we'll explore the path of the Morris Canal through Bloomfield using historic maps and photos, then take a bus ride for an additional 2 miles stopping at two newly reclaimed sections of the canal. Reservations are required. $5.00 donation requested to cover the cost of the bus and 20 page handout with historic photos and color maps. To reserve a space, email [masked]. The excursion is co-sponsored by the Historical Society if Bloomfield, the Bloomfield Morris Canal Greenway Committee and the Bloomfield Recreation Department. Meeting location will be provided upon registration