Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Ogletown Orphanage Property Trail Map

The Orphanage Property proposed park and trail system should be of interest to many of our readers. I mapped it by GPS last year when we first learned that it is threatened by an enormous mixed housing development. As many of you know, we are in the fight of our lives to save this beautiful landscape as a regional park for Ogletown - something that is desperately needed.

Residents in the eastern greater Newark area have been vastly underserved when it comes to parkland and open space. None of NCC's regional parks with amenities are within a safe walking or biking distance of their homes, while other surrounding areas including the City itself are continually adding them.

The easiest way to access the trail system is Pearson Drive, through Todd Estates II, south of Route 4. Pearson dead-ends at a major trail head with room for parking. Use caution; there is a small chance that you may encounter ATVs. The trails are mostly hard packed dirt, with occasional erosion and low spots that need restoration.

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