and Open Space Access
to maps below)
Montgomery is a great place to take a walk. While resident and commercial development continues to threaten open space resources in Central New Jersey, Montgomery has been leading the way for over a decade by implementing an ambitous land preservation strategy. A key element of that Preservation plan in an extensive pathways network.
This planned network of multi-use pathways is designed to link our schools, parks, farmland, historic sites and districts, and residential neighborhoods along scenic stream corridors and preserved uplands. It is also designed to link our community to the great regional greenway resources of the Sourland Mountain Preserve and the Delaware and Raritan Canal Park.
While some links in the pathways plan are actually being constructed by developers, others are being built by the Township through federal and state grant programs, and still others by our local Scouts. The process is ongoing and it will take some time to fully implement the whole plan, but we have made significant progress. It is the purpose of this page to introduce our residents and visitors to the pathways that exist now. As new pathway links are completed, this page will be updated.
We ask that all
residents respect their surroundings and other users by 'taking only
pictures and leaving only footprints.' Areas are open only from dusk
to dawn and are randomly patrolled by parks and police staff. ATVs
and alcohol use are not permitted.
(The following links requires adobe acrobat reader)
For a Complete Guide to Parks & Pathways with Maps: Pathways Booklet (12 MB)
For overview: Conservation Plan Map (2012)
For where to begin: Trailhead Locations
For directions: Montgomery Road System Map
Here are a few individual maps of parks and pathway areas in the beautiful Montgomery countryside:
Cherry Brook Preserve Open Space Map new, 12/2012