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Pahaquarry Trail, Mt. Tammany Trail in Worthington State Forest closed due to increased bear activity

COLUMBIA, NJ (Warren County) – The Pahaquarry Trail (blue dot), Mt. Tammany trail (red dot) and all access to Mount Tammany in Worthington State Forest is closed until further notice due to increased bear activity, officials said.

Hikers should plan their itineraries accordingly. The access to the Appalachian Trail is not impacted at this time, officials said.

To report black bear damage and nuisance, call the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection 24-hour, toll-free hotline at 1-877-WARN DEP (1-877-927-6337).

To learn more about black bears in New Jersey, visit:

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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