Bow Hunting - September 14 to Feb 15, 2020 ***7 days a week***
Muzzleloader & Shotgun Nov 25 to Feb 8, 2020
Rules and Regulations When Riding or Hiking
1. Always wear blaze orange.
2. It is recommended that you use the trails ONLY between 10 AM and 2 PM.
3. Areas posted as semi wild can be hunted on Sundays (small game).
Portions of the trail system are subject to hunting, or are adjacent to private property where hunting may occur.Please wear blaze orange and/or ride on Sundays when hunting is not permitted on public land. Please be respectful of hunt clubs that lease public land to hunt as they pay for this privilege and are helping to control local deer populations.
No meeting in January. The Feb meeting will be held on the 13th at Jill's house (thanks Jill!). 35 Broad St., Three Bridges. In lieu of a regular business meeting, we are planning to have a farrier talk/demo. Stay tuned for details! If you would like to come at 6:30 for pizza, pls email email@example.com by 3 pm. on the 13th.
Break the winter blahs by joining us on Feb 1, 7 pm at Crazy Horse farm for RTA movie night! Feature presentation is the epic Horse Whisperer.
The movie will be showing upstairs in the big barn.
Bring what you would like to drink and a snack to share!
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....
The next seminar will be on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 6 PM at the OLDWICK FIRE COMPANY SOCIAL HALL. They are located at 163 Oldwick Rd. in Oldwick. The cost is $10 & that money will go to the Oldwick Fire Company. A light supper will be included. The presenters will be Drs. Christina Wilson & Jessica Martin, and the topic will be dentristry. Space is limited, so pls get your RSVP in ASAP: Martha Hoff at firstname.lastname@example.org and include name(s) and phone number(s).
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.
new! Sections of the River Trail by Deer Path Park are muddy and churned up. The Hikers have created some go-arounds for foot traffic and have asked that we keep horses on the main trail only. Thanks.
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. The washout from persistent storms has made that section of trail treacherous for riding, unfortunately. 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.
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 or at the Edgewood Rd. cul-de-sac. Tailers can also 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.
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!
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 2020. We have lots of fun activities planned, including the upcoming holiday party and RTA movie night.
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Thanks to all of our sponsors, participants and volunteers who made the RTA Fall Halloween Challenge a huge success! Fun was had by all despite a few raindrops! Thanks also to the Round Valley Youth Center and Bill for an amazing venue for our event!
Please visit our Trail Resource page that provides trailer parking info, trail maps, trail connections and descriptives. Click Here>>