October is the perfect time to head outdoors and check out all the vibrant colors of autumn, and Garret Mountain is the place to be. GSWA Education Associate, Adam Palmer, will take you on a journey through the trails of Garret Mountain and identify the many varieties of trees and plants as they begin to prepare for a long winter’s nap. Situated 500 feet above sea level, Garret Mountain Reservation offers several overlooks with panoramic views of northern New Jersey and New York City that you can’t see from anywhere else in Passaic County. Wear your hiking boots and dress for the weather. The hike will begin at the Green Trail and then you will follow the Yellow Trail. This is an intermediate hike with many ups and downs and steep trails, so be prepared for a little challenge. Bring along water, snacks, sunblock, binoculars, and whatever else you will need to be comfortable for a two-hour exploration hike.
The following link shows you the location of the parking lot: https://goo.gl/maps/kuyYmDrppgn3C5tr6 – You can also type these coordinates into your GPS exactly as they appear to get you to the general area: 40.900833, -74.173361 [then follow below]:
As you drive up the portion of Valley Road located within the Reservation, the entrance to the parking area will be on your left side. You will drive past the Lambert Castle Museum approx. 0.4 miles to the end of a loop parking area located behind the museum.
Click here to view the map of Garret Mountain Reservation.