There is significant damage to most trails due to the recent storms. Please report downed trees and other issues to email@example.com. We will be partnering with the county, township and hiking group to open trails back up. Look for upcoming RTA trail clearing sessions and please try to donate a few hours of your time.
The "haunted forest" on Cole Rd Greenway east has been cleared and is open.
The Lipton Trail and River Trail at Deer Path Park have been cleared and are now open.
The White Trail up Round Mountain from 629 has trees down but is passable. Also, 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.
Carrie Croton has kindly volunteered to be our new trail coordinator. Pls email Carrie your trail clearing hours. Also, let her know if you need help clearing any trails, and she will get a team together. Carrie’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Plans are underway to expand the parking lot in the field next to tower field to accommodate horse trailers. More to come on that...
Portions of Cole Rd Greenway East (Tower field) have been leased out to the Profeta Farm for organic hay production. Expect to see tilling, ploughing and seeding of the soil. As an alternative, trailers can park on Morningstar Road off Hillcrest. Also trailers can park in the first field at the trailhead at the southern end of Cole Rd. Pull in through the trailhead and park in the first field on your left. The gate is open.
Please save the proof of purchase labels from Triple Crown grains and forage (worth $.35 each) and Southern States/Legends/Reliance Hay Stretcher (worth $.25 each). Bring them to the meetings or mail to RTA, PO Box 32, Readington, NJ 08870. Also, Triple Crown would love to hear any success stories you may have about their products on their facebook page. They have been a great supporter of RTA in the past, providing us with prizes for our events. If you have something good to say- or just want to explain why you choose their feed- please share!
Unless noted, meetings are held upstairs in the large barn at Al and Karen's Crazy Horse Farm, please call for directions.
The Sept meeting will be held on Sept 20th at Crazy Horse Farm. 6:30 for pizza (please rsvp email@example.com). Meeting to start at 7 pm.
Hunting season is upon us! Please wear blaze orange on you and your horse if you are riding out during hunting season. Try and ride between 10 am and 3 pm and avoid Saturdays if possible. Many of the Readington Greenways are leased to Hunt Clubs during hunting season, look for posted signs by the hunt clubs and be aware!
Bow Hunting- Sept 8-Feb 16 Sundays too!
Youth Bow- Sept 22
Youth Firearm- Nov 17
Muzzle Loader & Shotgun- Nov 19-Feb 9
Firearm Season- Dec 3-8
Semi-Wild- Anything posted semi-wild can be hunted 7 days a week
Who is ready for some fun fall rides and activities?!?
Sept 9- Lord Stirling Hunter Pace Website>>
Sept 16- TTA Fun Ride Flyer>>
Sept 22- BCHP Judged Trail Ride Website>>
Sept 23- AEA Trail Pace Details>>
Sept 30- SVH Pace New Vernon Details>>
Oct 7- AVTA Pace More>>
Oct 13- EFH Weekend in Gladstone Master's Chase Site>>
Oct 21- CBTA Pace Website>>
RTA is planning another fun event this year on Saturday, October 27th at the Round Valley Youth Center! Open to members as well as non-members, we will have a Halloween theme and have lots of fun and games planned for you and your horsey friends.
So spread the word, mark your calendars, start dreaming up your costume, and stay tuned for additional details!!
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The RTA River Ride and BBQ was a huge success! Thanks to all of our volunteers, participants and caterer...CTs BBQ! Despite unending rain all summer, we dodged the raindrops and had 9 riders in 2 groups who were able to enjoy a beautiful trail ride. No river action this year as it was raging and dangerous. Back at the pavilion, 30 members enjoyed a delicious BBQ buffet including brisket, ribs, chicken, Mac and cheese, baked beans, salad and rolls. YUM!
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 theTownship. 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....
Readington Trail Association
Please visit our Trail Resource page that provides trailer parking info, trail maps, trail connections and descriptives. Click Here>>