SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 — Norvin Green Hike and Swim, Wanaque, NJ Leaders: Charlie Stepnowski,[masked] and Bijoy Mechery, [masked], cell[masked]
Meet: 9:15 for 9:30 am start.at the new Weis Ecology center on Snake Den Road. We will hike for 3 hours, depending on the weather, on the leader’s choice of trails. After the hike there is an option to swim at the Highlands Pool, a unique, spring fed pool, located next to the parking lot. Bring water and snack. Not recommended for beginners. NOTE early start time.
After the hike there is an option to swim at the Highlands Pool, a unique, spring fed pool, located next to the parking lot, with annual membership as well as daily guest passes: https://www.highlandsnaturalpool.org/visit.html. We’d like to complete the hike early enough so that we can enjoy an afternoon at the pool: “Olympic-sized, stream-fed freshwater swimming pool is located in a wooded setting adjacent to the 5,400-acre Norvin Green State Forest in Ringwood, NJ. No chemicals are used in the pool.” The hiking is moderately strenuous, hilly with great views. Boots required. Bring water, lunch. You can leave any swim or afternoon picnic gear in your car. Rain cancels.
Directions: The New Weis Center (formerly Weis Ecology Center), Wanaque, NJ Coordinates: N41°
4.19', W74° 19.29' I-287 North to Exit 55 (Ringwood Ave., CR 511). North on
Ringwood Ave. 4 miles to left on West Brook Rd. Follow West Brook Rd. (left at first fork) about 2 miles to
Snake Den Rd. on left. Follow Snake Den Rd. 1 miles (bearing left at Dale Rd. intersection) to Weis Ecology Center parking lot on right.
Please watch this site on the morning of the hike for any last minute changes/cancellations.
If this is your third trial meetup event with the TSR Meetup group, we now ask you to join our TriState Ramblers Club for $15 for a yearly membership. By paying the club membership fee you will have a FULLER SCHEDULE of hikes, bike rides, and canoeing events 6 DAYS a week, all year long. You also will not need to sign up in advance for most hikes or be waitlisted. You can attend all activities. Visit our website at tristateramblers.org for an application and schedule preview.