Patriots’ Path

Please be informed that bow hunting is scheduled to begin on September 9 in several parks in accordance with the Park Commission’s White-tailed Deer Management Program. Please click here for the hunt schedule. Please contact (973) 326-7600 with any questions.

Please be informed that bow hunting is scheduled to begin on September 9 in several parks in accordance with the Park Commission’s White-tailed Deer Management Program. Please click here for the hunt schedule. Please contact (973) 326-7600 with any questions.

270 Mendham Road, Morristown, NJ 07960

(For driving / GPS address)

*Please be informed that bow hunting is taking place in some of the parks along Patriot’s Path in accordance with the Park Commission’s White-Tailed Deer Management Program. The parks will remain open during this Program. Please use caution and stay on blazed trails. More information, including the hunt schedule and hunting map, click here. Contact 973.326.7600 with additional questions.*

Hours of Operation / History

If you enjoy recreational activities, such as biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, jogging, walking your canine companion, and hiking, Patriots' Path is the place to visit. Comprised of 55 miles of main trails and 35 miles of spur trail located on 291.9 acres, Patriots’ Path is a trail system of hiking, biking and equestrian trails, as well as green open spaces. It links several federal, state, county, and municipal parks, as well as watershed lands, historic sites, and other points of interest throughout Morris County. Since much of the Path lies along the corridors of the Whippany and Black Rivers and the South Branch of the Raritan River, you can always enjoy a trail along the water. The Black River and the South Branch of the Raritan River are two of the most pristine trout-production steams in the state. This trial extends across the entire County of Morris from Essex County to Warren County.

 
The trail system is stabilized in many sections with crushed stone and gravel, other areas are left as narrow pathways on earth and rock and shorter sections in Morristown and Morris Township area are paved.  Several miles lie on cinder and gravel beds of old railroad lines. Digital trail maps are available online.
 
 
The main stem of Patriots’ Path extends from East Hanover and connects the Lenape Trail in Essex County to Allamuchy Mountain State Park in Sussex County, intersecting with the Columbia Trail in Washington Township. The purpose of the trail system is to provide opportunities for passive outdoor recreation while protecting and enhancing the environmental and aesthetic integrity of the stream valleys and uplands through which it passes.
 
 
Points of interest along the trail include:
  • Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center
  • The Frelinghuysen Arboretum
  • Acorn Hall
  • The Ford Mansion
  • Fosterfield Living Historical Farm
  • Pocahontas Lake
  • Historic Speedwell
  • Lewis Morris County Park
  • Jockey Hollow
  • Black River Wildlife Management Area
  • Cooper Gristmill
  • Chubb Park
  • Schooley's Mountain County Park
  • Kay Environmental Center
  • Willowwood Arboretum
 
Patriots' Path is supported by dedicated Adopt-A-Trail participants who assist in maintaining sections of the path under the jurisdiction of the Morris County Park Commission.  Please call 973.631.5136 if you or your group are interested in adopting and maintaining a portion of Patriots' Path.
 
The first parcel of land was acquired in September 1968, and there was a bikeway dedication ceremony held on September 12, 1975.  In 2014, the development of Patriots’ Path is nearly completed.
 
Plans are underway to create a September 11th National Memorial Trail. The Patriots’ Path section of the Liberty-Water Gap Trail in Morris County will be included as a portion of this proposed historic trail Once completed, the trail will connect all of the September 11th memorials through numerous states, from the Pentagon Building in Arlington, VA to the field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to Ground Zero where the World Trade Center in New York City once stood.
 
Patriot’s Path trails are open daily Sunrise to Sunset throughout the year.

things to Do:

Biking
Commercial Filming
Commercial Photography Permits
Cross-Country Skiing
Hiking
Photography Permits
Snowshoeing

Features:

* Requires permit/advanced scheduling |

(HC) Handicap Accessible

Click below for driving directions

GPS Address: 270 Mendham Road, Morristown, NJ 07960

Harrington Park :

90 Rock Road, Washington Township, NJ 07853

Schooley's Mountain:

91 East Springtown Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853

Fairview Avenue:

113 Fairview Avenue, Long Valley, NJ 07853

Gillette Trail:

76 East Mill Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853

Palmer Park:

Palmer Park, Bartley, NJ 07853

Chubb Park:

Chubb Park, Chester, NJ 07930

Cooper Gristmill:

Cooper Gristmill, Chester, NJ 07930

Kay Environmental Center:

200 Pottersville Road, Chester, NJ 07930

Bamboo Brook:

170 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931

Willowwood:

300 Longview Rd, Far Hills, NJ 07931

Heisteins Park:

Heisteins Park, Mendham, NJ 07945

India Brook:

49 Combs Hollow Road, Mendham, NJ 07945

Highlands Park & North Road:

137 North Road Chester NJ 07930

Black River - Huggs Road:

11 Huggs Road Chester NJ 07930

Black River - Main Street:

2 Main Street Randolph NJ 07869

Old Brookside Road:

30 Old Brookside Road Randolph NJ 07869

Mountain Avenue:

73 Mountain Avenue Mendham NJ 07945

West Main Street:

323 Mendham Road West Mendham NJ 07945

Dismal Harmony Natural Area:

40 East Main Street Morristown NJ 07960

Mendham Road by Lewis Morris Park:

192 Washington-Mendham Road East Mendham NJ 07945

Sunrise Lake - Lewis Morris Park:

Sunrise Lake Drive Mendham NJ 07945

Whitehead Road:

59-81 Whitehead Road Morristown NJ 07960

Washington Valley Road:

110 Washington Valley Road Morristown NJ 07960

Fosterfields:

10 Ramney Hill Road Morristown NJ 07960

Sussex Avenue:

403-407 Sussex Avenue Morristown NJ 07960

Inamere:

17-21 Inamere Road Morristown NJ 07960

Lake Valley Road:

44-46 Lake Valley Road Morristown NJ 07960

Speedwell:

292 Speedwell Avenue Morristown NJ 07960

Frelinghuysen Arboretum:

353 East Hanover Avenue Morristown NJ 07960

Central Park of Morris County:

39-41 Eden Lane Whippany NJ 07981

Bee Meadow Park:

22 Howell Street Whippany NJ 07981

South Beverwyck Road:

1231 Southg Beverwyck Road Parsippany NJ 07054