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Trails

Explore Franklin's Trails

Franklin Township, Hunterdon County is home to a number of picturesque trails and wildlife management areas.  Weather you enjoy hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, bird watching or just sitting quietly in a peaceful setting Franklin's trails offer a great opportunity to get exercise and fresh air.

 

Landsdown Meadows and Trail

The Landsdown Meadows and Trail is 186 acres total.  The Landsdown trail is 1.5 miles in length and is located between Lower Landsdown Road in Franklin Township and West Main Street in the Town of Clinton.

For more information refer to the Landsdown Meadows and Trail Map and Guide

 

Melick's Bridge Section of the South Branch Reservation

The Melick's Bridge Section of the South Branch Reservation is a total of 62 acres.  It is located at 245 Hamden Road and offers two short trails for access to the river's edge for fishing.  Canoe access is also available from an area just beyond the parking lot.

For more information refer to the Melick's Bridge Section of the South Branch Reservation Trail Map and Guide

 

Pine Hill Section of the South Branch Reservation

The Pine Hill Section of the South Branch Reservation is a total of 41 acres.  It is located at 34 Pine Hill Road and offers a 1/2 mile moderate circular trail that provides a scenic view of the South Branch from the bluff.

For more information refer to the Pine Hill Section of the South Branch Reservation Trail Map and Guide

 

Valinski Section of the South Branch Reservation

The Valinski Section of the South Branch Reservation consists of 83 acres of open space.  It is located on Hamden Road in Clinton Township and River Road in Franklin Township.  River access for fishing and canoeing is provided.

For more information refer to the Valinski Section of the South Branch Reservation Trail Map and Guide

 

Capoolong Creek Wildlife Management Area

This park is owned by New Jersey Department of Enfironmental Protection, and is four miles long.  The trail follows the old Lehigh Valley Railroad spur and contains several access points.  The trail begins on Lower Landsdown Road and terminates in Pittstown, where the old train station still stands.

For more information refer to the Capoolong Creek Wildlife Management Area Trail Map and Guide

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