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NJ State Park Service issues advisory for Worthington State Forest and Wawayanda State Park visitors

The New Jersey State Park Service has issued the following advisory for Worthington State Forest and Wawayanda State Park visitors:

Worthington State Forest — All Appalachian Trail parking areas on Interstate 80 are closed but the parking lots off Old Mine Road in Worthington State Forest remain open. The Appalachian Trail and other trails can still be accessed at other parking lots in Worthington State Forest and the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area.

Wawayanda State Park — The Pochuck Boardwalk on the Appalachian Trail in Vernon Township, a 1-mile section off Route 517 in Glenwood, is closed. This trail’s boardwalk and bridge are too narrow for visitors to maintain the required six feet of social distancing. There is no parking allowed on Route 517 adjacent to the boardwalk. The remaining 19 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Wawayanda State Park remain open. The Appalachian Trail and other trails can still be accessed from other parking lots in Wawayanda State Park.

Do your part to slow the spread of the COVID-19 by only visiting the parks nearest to you. Visit spstrailtracker.nj.gov to find a park.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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