MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – New signs have been installed at entry points to the Musconetcong Watershed National Water Trail on Lake Hopatcong and Lake Musconetcong to mark the nationally designated system of water trails.
The trials were created to promote recreational access within the Musconetcong Watershed and includes routes along Lake Hopatcong, Lake Musconetcong and the Musconetcong River.
National Water Trail signs for the Musconetcong Watershed have been installed at the following locations:
- Hopatcong State Park, located at 260 Lakeside Boulevard, in Landing.
- Lee’s County Marina, located at 443 Howard Boulevard, in Mt Arlington.
- Ashley Cove, located at the corner of Espanong Road and Ripplewood Drive, in Jefferson.
- Mountain Inlet Sanctuary, located at Lakeside Avenue, in Hopatcong.
- Lake Musconetcong, located at Allen Street & Dell Avenue, in Netcong.
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that operates programs designed to improve and promote the history, protection and culture of the Lake Hopatcong region and community, thanked the efforts of the Hopatcong Borough Department of Public Works, Hopatcong State Park and the Morris County Department of Public Works for their assistance in installing the National Water Trail signs, which were provided by the United States Department of Interior.
A trail brochure offers information on the 11 Musconetcong Watershed National Water Trail trip segments, which provide access for recreation in natural, historic and agricultural landscapes. Best for kayaks and canoes, conditions range from flat water to advanced white water in segments 4-12 miles long, or longer when combined.
Search for other nationally designated trails in the National Recreation Trail Database.