Readington is hosting a Volunteer Day on township trail this Saturday, Nov 13th from 9-12. All are welcome and encouraged to come! There will be various projects that include Cushetunk Mountain Trails, Bouman-Stickney, and Lachenmayr trail. They will also be planting trees on the Pleasant Run and Lazy Brook Greenways. For questions or to RSVP please email Trails@readingtontwp-nj.org or call John Klotz at 908.782.6452. Hope you can make it! Flyer>>
Please visit our Trail Maps page that provides updated trailer parking info, trail maps, trail connections and descriptives. Click Here>>
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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....
Hunting season is upon us!! Please be sure to wear blaze orange at all times when on the trail and limit riding on township areas hunted to between 10 am and 3 pm Mon-Fri, and avoid hunted areas on Saturdays. Sundays hunting on township property is not allowed. Dec 6-11 is firearms week so please avoid riding on hunting properties altogether. Please see a snapshot of Readington's controlled hunting program below. For full Regs and Info including areas hunted, please click here.
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!
The next members only group ride will be on November 14, riding the Cole Road Greenway. Parking will be at the grant field on Cole Rd. Please arrive in time to be ready to ride out at 11 am. Spots are limited and will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis so please get your RSVP in early to Michelle 908.377.9564
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 2021. We have lots of fun activities planned, including the upcoming holiday party and RTA movie night.
We hope that everyone is safe and well in light of COVID-19!
We are holding off on monthly meetings due to COVID restrictions and will let you know when regular monthly business meetings will resume.
Stay healthy and hope you are getting some riding in!
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>>
Please report downed trees and other issues to the appropriate Trail Boss
or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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.