Monday, February 25, 2013

NJ Urban Forests and Saddle River County Park


The purpose of NJ Urban Forest site is to raise awareness for what is in our own literal and figurative backyards.

They point out some economic incentives: "Tax Ratables are often king more than not it seems. Open space is the best ratable. NJ is the most populated state in the country and should preserve it’s remaining natural areas."

An example is Bergen County’s Saddle River County Park. This 577 acre linear greenway parallels the Saddle River and  has 6 park areas, a historic site and an easy to walk 6 mile  paved path used by bicycles, pedestrians and skaters.


Though it is hardly the wilderness, it was a great place to take my kids when they were younger for some easy fishing which is allowed throughout the park.

Adults will need a license at the trout-stocked Saddle River and Ho-Ho-Kus Brook as well as the three ponds found throughout the park. The Ho-Ho-Kus Brook is trout stocked from Whites Pond in Waldwick until its confluence with the Saddle River.

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