Readington Trail Association (RTA) is a qualified 501(c)3 organization with the goal of preserving the rural atmosphere of Readington through establishing and maintaining many miles of beautiful trails throughout the Township. In addition to trail work, RTA works within the community to support essential/emergency services and educate members and others about equine health, safety and emergency procedures.
Our membership spans a diverse spectrum of equine disciplines and we welcome new members! Please click here to learn more....
Equine Science Center
Mission Statement-The Rutgers Equine Science Center is dedicated to better horse care through research
and education to advance the well-being and performance of horses and the equine industry.
December 6th- Special meeting to plan for the holiday party. All are welcome if you would like to be involved. Meeting will be held at Crazy Horse Farm 6:30 Pizza 7 pm meeting.
January 15th RTA HOLIDAY BRUNCH @ Glassman's Holiday House! Enjoy AMAZING holiday displays and great food and company! More info coming soon!
Febuary 21st- RTA Regular meeting. Crazy Horse Farm 6:30 for pizza, meeting to start at 7 pm.
Stay tuned for RTA Movie Night!
Rutgers Equine Science Center is holding a series of FREE educational on-line seminars this winter! All are welcome to attend. The sessions are as follows:
Weds, February 8 6:30-8:30 pm- Nutrition Edition: Supplements
Weds, February 15 6:30-8:30 pm- Nutrition Edition: Nutritionally Related Disorders
Weds, February 22 6:30-8:30 pm- Nutrition Edition: Pasture & Forage
Flyer for all Seminars>>
Thurs, March 16 10 am-5 pm- NJ Equine Summit: Economic Analysis of Equine Operations: Tips for Reducing Costs for Horse & Horse Farm Owners Flyer>>
Bow Hunting for deer starts here in Zone 12 on Saturday, September 10th. The first week of Bow or Shotgun is a very active time for hunters. Please familiarize yourself with the NJ DEP Hunting regulations for your safety!
RTA works closely with the town and local hunt clubs to ensure cooperation and safety between hunters and equestrians.
During hunting season, please limit your trail riding on Readington trails to 10am - 2pm and avoid Saturdays since that is the most active day for hunting. Readington Open Space is not hunted on Sundays but please remember that hunting on private land takes place 7 days per week.
Please also remember to wear blaze orange on both horse and rider at all times when on the trails.
Here is a link to NJDEP Lands Open or Closed to Sunday Bow Hunting>>Click Here for a printable version of the Regulations>>
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday Decembeer 5th, 2022 at Al and Karens's Crazy Horse Farm. This is a special meeting to pplan the holiday party. All are welcome. The next regular business meeting will be on Feb 21st The meeting room is on the second floor of the big barn.
Pizza at 6:30 Meeting to start at 7 pm. Hope to see you then!
Check out the new Readington Township Trail Map with clickable links to parks and trail sections! Click the number that corresponds to the trail network you are interested in and it will take you to the Readington Township website with detailed descriptions of the trail. Click Here>>
Other maps to the various trail sections have been updated! Check it out>>
RTA has gone green! Our membership is now on-line to save paper and make it easier for you to renew! Simply fill out the form, hit submit, then select the appropriate PayPal BUY NOW button to pay your dues. You DO NOT need a PayPal account, you can now just pay through Paypal with a credit card for FREE! Please take a moment now to renew for 2023.
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Please visit our Trail Maps page that provides updated trailer parking info, trail maps, trail connections and descriptives. Click Here>>
Please stay tuned for the next Members Only Group Ride. For all rides, please arrive in time to ride out at 11am. Please RSVP to Kariann (908)812-3995 to reserve your spot!
Readington Trail Association
Please report downed trees and other issues to the appropriate Trail Boss
or email@example.com We are partnering with the county, township and hiking group to maintain trails. Look for upcoming RTA trail clearing sessions and please try to donate a few hours of your time.
Sections of the River Trail by Deer Path Park have been cleared and widened. Hikers have cleared some side trails for foot traffic and have asked that we keep horses on the main trail only. Thanks.
The White Trail up Round Mountain from 629 is now passable. Some work has been done to mitigate the washout from prior storms on that section of trail, although it is still rocky and shoes or boots are recommended. The white trail up to the top of the mountain from Woodschurch Road has downed trees but is passable. The section of the White Trail across from the Stanton General Store remains closed to horses due to previous damage and also downed trees.
The parking lot on Summer Road to access the Pleasant Run Greenway and Lazy Brook Greenway has been expanded to accommodate a few horse trailers.
We have learned that the Cushetunk trail section in Clinton and parking lot by the train tracks on Old Mountain Rd are not open to equestrians. We are pursuing this with the County Parks Advisory Board. For the Readington trails in Cushetunk, you can park at Pickell park.
The parking lot in the field next to tower field has been expanded to accommodate 1-2 horse trailers. Gravel still needs to be laid down on the expanded area.