Trails Maintenance Subcommittee

The Trails Maintenance Subcommittee is a volunteer group dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of Pompton Lakes' trails, located on the south end along the Pequannock River. 

For a map of the trails and guided hike information, download the information on the right hand side of the page. 

Trails Maintenance

The Committee hosts 8 regularly scheduled maintenance days per year, two per season, to ensure the trails are in good condition and free of debris, for the enjoyment of Pompton Lakes residents and visitors.

For trails inquiries or to report an issue, email

National Trails Day

In addition to maintaining the trails, the Committee has planned, organized, and hosted the annual American Hiking Society's National Trails Day(r), which is held the first Saturday of every June. Past National Trails Day events include: 

2015: Pompton Lakes Trails Ribbon Cutting and Family Hike
2016: Wildflower Planting at entrance to Lincoln Trail and Family Hike
2017: Bat Box installation and Ribbon Cutting for Oakwood Connector Loop
2018: Hershfield Park Trail Work and Dedication - Saturday, June 2, 2018, 10:00am

2018 American Trails Day Event Details

Family Hike Series

The Trails Committee also partners with the Pompton Lakes Recreation Commission to sponsor and lead its Family Hike series, intended to connect Pompton Lakes families and kids back to nature. The hikes are committee led, and attainable so young children can participate. 

2018 Family Hikes:

  • April 22nd Earth Day Hike - Tourne County Park, Boonton, NJ - 2:00pm
  • May 26th - New Weis Center, Ringwood, NJ - 10:00am
  • June 2nd - National Trails Day, Hershfield Park, Pompton Lakes - 10:00am
  • July 22nd - Leonard Buck Garden, Far Hills, NJ - 12:00pm
  • August 12 - Laurelwood Arboretum, Wayne, NJ - 10:00am
  • September 16 - Pyramid Mountain, Montville, NJ - 2:00pm
  • October 14 Appalachian Trail Hike in Pochuck Valley - Vernon, NJ - Meet at Hershfield Park at 8:30am to carpool

2018 Trails Maintenance Subcommittee Members:

  • Lauren Venin - Chair
  • Erik DeLine - Council Liaison
  • Ed Merrill - Borough Environmental Officer
  • Bill Brown
  • Josie Brown
  • Erin Chazotte
  • Peter Chazotte
  • Cheryl Cruz
  • Christianne Jennings
  • Keith Jennings
  • Orlando Mundaca

Get involved!

If you are interested in helping to maintain the trails, setting up a scouts service project, or joining us on a hike, contact or visit the Pompton Lakes Open Space Committee Facebook Page