Join the Madison Open Space and Parks Committees on National Trails Day® for the ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the new trail loops at Summerhill Park
The festivities will take place on:
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Summerhill Park Trailhead can be accessed off of Ridgedale Avenue between the Luke Miller House and Fairview Avenue.
Limited parking is available.
Summerhill Park is a beautiful wooded park in Madison, NJ. The land has been acquired to protect open space preservation and natural resources preservation. as part of the borough Open Space and Recreation Plan. Situated in the southwest corner of the park is the Luke Miller house, the oldest house in Madison dating back to the Revolutionary War. The house's forge is now situated in the Park.
The Park has many access points thereby creating connectivity to our downtown, other parks and recreational facilities and two of our schools. Visitors can easily access the park's trails from Dehart Place, Central Avenue and Ridgedale Avenue. On a beautiful weekend, start at the Ridgedale trailhead and take the loop to Dehart Place and from there walk into town for ice cream, a smoothie, or a delicious meal at one of Madison's fine restaurants.
Summerhill Park is open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Trails were put in throughout Summerhill Park, thanks to a generous grant from the Morris County Planning and Preservation Trail Construction Grant Program.
The estimated hike mileage throughout the Summerhill Park trails is roughly 1.5 miles. Madison Open Space and the Parks Committee continuously work to improve, refresh and add trails within Summerhill Park.
Taking place on the first Saturday in June, National Trails Day® is a day of public events aimed at advocacy and trail service. Thousands of hikers, bikers, rowers, horseback riders, trail clubs, federal and local agencies, land trusts, and businesses come together in partnership to advocate for, maintain, and clean up public lands and trails.
To learn more about the American Hiking Society National Trails Day®, take the pledge or find an event, visit their website here.