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Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve - 12/23/12

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed was never really on our radar to do, but when the Watershed contacted us to put up their trail map onto njHiking.com we saw that there was a longer trail, the Watershed Trail, that linked the two smaller sections. Now we could likely get a solid 8+ miles in.

Most of the trails here are easy and level, or on grass at the edge of fields. Some areas are quite wet and can be crossed using sections of wooden boardwalks. Large blow-downs from Hurricane Sandy had been cleared all over the park.

Two sections of evergreens took a real battering from Sandy. The first we encountered was the “Red Pine Grove” along the Watershed trail where there was a domino-effect of downed pine.

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