Summerhill Park Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

IMG_4396Madison, NJ - May 28, 2019 - The Madison Open Space, Recreation & Historic Preservation Advisory Committee and Parks Committee will be holding their ribbon cutting ceremony on National Trails Day® to celebrate the new trail loops at Summerhill Park. This event will be held on Saturday, June 1 at 11:00 a.m. and will include a ceremony as well as a tour of the new trails.

Summerhill Park is a beautiful wooded park in Madison, NJ. The land was acquired to preserve open space and natural resources as part of the Borough’s Open Space and Recreation Plan. The many access points within the park allows for the connection to downtown Madison, other parks and recreational facilities, and two of our schools.

Throughout Summerhill Park, trails were created due to generous support from the Morris County Planning and Preservation Trail Construction Grant Program. The estimated hiking mileage throughout the park is approximately 1.5 miles, but the Madison Open Space and Parks Committee continues to work to expand the trail network throughout our community.

Visitors can access the park from Dehart Place, Central Avenue, and Ridgedale Avenue. Open from sunrise to sunset, visitors can start at the Ridgedale trailhead and take the loop to Dehart Place where they can then walk down to get ice cream, a smoothie, or a delicious meal from one of Madison’s fine restaurants.

Access to the park for the ribbon cutting ceremony is best via Ridgedale Avenue between the Luke Miller House and Fairview Avenue.

“We look forward to the ribbon cutting at the new Summerhill Park Trails on National Trails Day®,” says Council President Astri Baillie. “These trails have been made possible thanks to a Morris County Trail Construction Grant, so join us as we officially open the park and take a walk on the newly created trails,” continued Baillie.

National Trails Day®, which is held on June 1, is a day of public events that is aimed at advocacy and trail service. The coming together of thousands of bikers, hikers, rowers, horseback riders, trail clubs, federal and local agencies, land trusts, and businesses aims to advocate for, maintain, and clean up public lands and trails.

A PFD of the release can be found here.