Lenape Trail Tales

November 1, 2014 was an ugly Saturday with temperatures in the 40's, rain all day and winds of 20 miles per hour blowing. it was so bad the FreeWalkers cancelled the Whistle Stop Walk. But a couple hearty walkers from the Cross New Jersey Walkers (XNJ) decided that would not stop their Lenape Trail Walk. Read all about one tough Lenape Trail walk - starting from the western spur in Roseland.

2014 Lenape 34 Walkers

Name: Miles
Al Walker 34
Scott M. Bryant 34
Risa Olinsky 30
Judi Fox-Hernandez 30
Catherine kirkland 30
Robert Quinlan 30
Paul Kiczek 30
Renata Luisi 16
Roger Vellekamp 14
Pedro Castro 13
Ana Della Sala 13
Cory Storch 13
Gennie Mayo 12
Coralyn Gorlicki 9
Joyce Faggins 9
Yohana Osorio 5
Pedro Castro 5
Tom Landes NA
Tom Nisonger NA
Fran Becker NA
Adriane Berg NA
Ilene Silver NA

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Congrats to the 2014 L34 Walkers

Our one-day 34-mile trek through the wilds of Essex County will took place on Monday, October 13, 2014. This was our 5th annual L34 event. The weather was mild and overcast all day but misty rain arrived as the sun was going down. Over 20 FreeWalkers braved the famed Lenape Trail covering much of Essex County. 

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The LENAPE34: The Origins Walk, is still considered by many to be the toughest event of our entire calendar due to its terrain, amount of daylight, weather, and various areas it covers.

We traverse a mind-boggling 4 reservations, 3 public utility access routes, 15 parks and over a dozen towns. This walk is a 34-mile trek through woods, neighborhoods, and urban settings in the tradition of modern-day explorers. The walk starts in Millburn and ends in Newark for those that would try to make it all the way. For others, there are plenty of smaller sections to challenge and enjoy in this event.

Join us next year on Columbus Day, October 12, 2015 for the full 34 miles or set your own distance! It's FREE and open to everyone.


Press Articles on the 2013 Lenape 34 Walk



Read about past LENAPE34 events

Lenape Trail Overview

The Lenape Trail was first established over 30 years ago by Al Kent, a retired trail coordinator who wanted to connect as many natural resources and points of interest in Essex County as he could, traversing towns, parks, woodlands, and residential areas along the way. Our walk along the trail takes you from the peak of South Mountain to urban Newark. The Lenape Trail is currently going through a revitalization effort largely due to Steve Marano and the NYNJ Trail Conference efforts. Steve also is involved in an effort to finalize the 130-mile Liberty Water Gap Trail across New Jersey.


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