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“Nice place to visit”

Loantaka Brook Reservation
Ranked #4 of 18 things to do in Morristown
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Decided to visit Loantaka Brook Reservation with my friend on a Sunday at 3 in the afternoon. It is fairly convenient to drive to & there is a lot of parking available. There are manly different trails that one can take. In the parking lot there is a space that has a map so you can see the different areas one can walk. I suggest that you definitely bring along some drinking water.

We spent a few hours walking around the park. The trails are pretty well paved. I didn't see that many areas where one can "take a break & sit for a while". My only complaint is that I wish there were someway that there was a dedicated bike lane. Walking on trail with bikes, families with children running all over & in carriages, dogs running is a bit crazy. Some bikers rode in the middle of the trail (so everyone including families with children in strollers) had to move out of the way,;some bikers (who were behind us) at least had the consideration to yell " on your left, or on your right" .

We passed a children's playground and we saw a child's birthday party going on in a gazebo on the property. ...thought that was a great place for a child's party.

Basically a nice park & a nice way to spend a few hours.

Thank burgerbabe711
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"great park"
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

In the hot summer, it's nice to have this shady place to go where you can wander along the cool stream path or adjacent paved path.

In the winter, the flat smooth surface is very good for cross country skiing.

Thank r-j-infinity
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Parked on Loantaka Way in Chatham/Madison to Morristown area to a well used trail that crossed over to a beautiful pond with ducks and an old swan. Native trees, babbling brooks and the music of the birds escorted me all the way. If you like nature, take an hour out of your day to escape.

1  Thank Marybelle231
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

Both a nature reserve and a public park, Loantaka "place of cool water" has three trail heads. The Yellow Trail can be picked up on south Street near the Seaton Stables. There you will find a crushed limestone trail for horses and a macadam trail for bikers, joggers, roller bladders and walkers. The Blue Trail is in the middle of 5 miles of mature trails while the Red Trail is only macadam. Parking lots are available at each trail head with a water fountain and restroom facilities. A picnic area and grills exist at the South Street and Kitchell Road entrances. A children's playground area is at the South Street entrance also. The 570 acre park also has cross-country skiing opportunities in the winter. A map of the park can be printed out on-line at the website.

3  Thank duck8to
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Loantaka has as many recreational options as it does ways to pronounce it. On a nice day you will find people engaged in walking, jogging, biking, skating, horse back riding, frisbee, softball, fishing - and relaxing. There's an area for a picnic, with grills, and a playground for young children. There are 2 sets of restrooms, although one is more seasonal. This is a great park for all to enjoy!

1  Thank Scottbennett
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