Trails Maintenance Committee

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


Trails Committee meets 2nd Tuesday in May and December at 7pm in the Council Chambers


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

Agendas and Minutes


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. Meet at Lincoln Trail Head, 1850 Lincoln Ave.  Please bring your own gloves and hand tools.

  • Sunday March 19, 2023 at 2pm
  • Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 10am
  • Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 10am
  • Saturday, June 24 2023 at 9am
  • Sunday, July 9, 2023 at 10am
  • Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 9am
  • Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 10am
  • Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 10am
For trails inquiries or to report an issue, email Trails@PomptonLakes-nj.gov


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
2019: Morris Canal Greenway Ribbon Cutting - Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:00 am
2022:  Program and Location To Be Announced

2023: South End Trail Tree Planting Project - Sunday, June 4, 2023 10:00 am


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.

  • June 4, 2023 at 10am - National Trails Day
    Willow Field / Yellow Trail Head - Pompton Lakes
  • August 19, 2023 at 10am - Lincoln Trail Head, 1850 Lincoln Ave. - Pompton Lakes
  • September 24, 2023 at 2 pm Fall Scout Hike - Lincoln Trail Head, 1850 Lincoln Ave  - Pompton Lakes

 

Trails Maintenance Committee Members:

One year term to 12/31/24

  • Lauren Venin - Chair
  • Erik DeLine - Council Liaison
  • Francis Beideman
  • Bill Brown
  • Josie Brown
  • Erin Chazotte
  • Cheryl Cruz
  • Cristiane Jennings

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 Trails@PomptonLakes-nj.gov .

Trails Committee meets 2nd Tuesday in May and December at 7pm in the Council Chambers