MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Looking for something unique to do this weekend? How about following the train? Walk 14 miles along the Morris & Essex train line route through some of the nicest and oldest communities in New Jersey. This walk, which is organized by Free Walkers, is free and open to everyone.
Last year, 55 people joined in the walk. This year's walk will start in Morristown (meet inside the station at 9:30 a.m.) and walk to Maplewood. Walkers will travel 14 miles through several communities and villages. The train stations are not much more than 2 to 4 miles apart and there are plenty of rest stops if walkers need a bathroom, lunch or coffee or just to warm up.
Walk organizers explained, "this is the perfect walk for people who would like to challenge themselves and also have the option to do part of it and then hop the train back or ahead."
Walkers will walk along the NJ Morris & Essex Line (Midtown Direct) – Morristown, Madison, Chatham, Summit, Short Hills, Millburn and Maplewood with the option to meet up at Coda Kitchen & Bar in Maplewood to celebrate the completion of the walk.
The walk can be completed at any pace, and walkers at encouraged to bring friends, or to make new friends along the way.
The event is organized by Risa Olinsky of Maplewood and David Ascher of South Orange, who will both lead the walk.