Friday, March 29, 2013
Vote in our poll and let us know why you prefer to take your pet there.
With the warmer weather coming, it's time to put out those paws for a nice long stretch, grab a leash and bring your pooch outdoors. When compared with other local communities, Montville is fairly pet-friendly with parks and walkways, hiking trails and even a gated dog park for canines large and small to run around, socialize and sniff. On a sunny day, dozens of owners and their dogs can be seen taking advantage of the park, tails wagging and all. But some prefer a more traditional outdoor experience with their pup and might consider a hike on the Blue Trail at Pyramid Mountain (just make sure to check for ticks when you get home). Whether you're wrestling your dog in your own backyard or taking Toby on a trek through the Montville …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Despite county ending hunting season early at Pyramid Mountain for PSE&G power line project, township official said Montville will allow hunting through the end of the month.
While hunting at Pyramid Mountain has been cancelled by Morris County, one local official said Montville will not be putting any regulations on the hunting season to stop hunters from shooting at the park because of ongoing work on the PSE&G Susquehanna-Roseland power line project. The Morris County Park Commission sent a letter to hunters advising them that the hunt was being cancelled early this season as work continues on the power line, which runs through parts of Montville, Boonton, Kinnelon, Jefferson and other municipalities. The Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area is located in Montville and borders the Borough of Kinnelon. According to the letter sent to the hunters by Kelli Kovacevic, superintendent of natural resources …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
County asks hunters to cease deer hunting at Pyramid Mountain as work on PSE&G Susquehanna-Roseland line is expected to pick up in next few weeks.
Registered hunters are being asked to put down their guns and bows at Pyramid Mountain even though deer-hunting season is not yet over as work is expected to pick up on the Public Service Energy and Gas (PSEG) Susquehanna-Roseland power line project. Kelli Kovacevic, superintendent of natural resources management for the Morris County Park Commission, reached out to Montville Township officials to say hunters who have purchased permits to shoot at Pyramid Mountain have already been notified of the cancellation of this season's hunt in the park. The early cancellation (the hunt typically lasts throughout January) is a result of the under-construction PSE&G power line. The 500-volt line project, which began with a pre-construction phase in …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
A list of nearby activities for you and your family this weekend.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
In addition to Pyramid Mountain hosting a family event this weekend, a Rolling Stones tribute band will perform and more. Here's what is going on this weekend: Weekend Family Walk When/Where: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Why Go: Take a walk with your family at Pyramid Mountain in the all-ages (3 and up) stroll. Cost: $2 Celebrate America's Birthday When/Where: Saturday at 9 p.m. at Parsippany-Troy Hills Free Public Library, 449 Halsey Road, Parsippany Why Go: Because commemorating the birth of the planet's greatest country deserves more than one day and fireworks Cost: Free Dover: Victorian to Vaudeville When/Where: Saturday at 10 a.m. from 55 W. Blackwell St., Dover Why Go: You're a history buff that wants to learn something new. …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
They wonder if the Morris County Park Commission and utility company, in choosing Valhalla Glen, have settled on the best route.
PSE&G is planning to walk and use "mules," essentially all-terrain golf carts, on a popular Turkey Mountain hiking trail so the utility company can install the controversial Susquehanna-Roseland power line, the executive director of the Morris County Park Commission said at the commission's Monday meeting. The company needs access to the power line that runs over Turkey Mountain so it can install new lines that have twice the height and capacity. Representatives of the Lake Valhalla Club and Valhalla Civic Association who attended the Park Commission meeting, held at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, said they worry about how the traffic will harm the area, and wondered why the Valhalla Glen trail was determined to be the best way to access the…
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
A reader snapped photos of this copperhead.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011
A Patch reader spotted what appears to be a copperhead snake while hiking up Pyramid Mountain in the township in mid-September. The reader submitted the photos to Tri-Boro Patch. According to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildwife, the Northern Copperhead is venomous and ranges in length from about 2 to 4 feet. It's red-brown with darker crossbands and tends to be found in on rocky slopes and in forests in the northern part of the state.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Historical area offers community dog hike Sunday morning
Give your family and your four-pawed companions a workout August 8 with Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area's Dog Day Hike. Starting at 10 a.m. Sunday morning, one of the park's naturalists will lead families and their dogs in a community hike on one of the park's several trails. Ten hikers and their dogs registered for the trip as of Friday afternoon, and the hike has space for another 10. The excursion is expected to take one and a half to two hours. Dogs must be kept on their leashes and be friendly with other dogs. With predicted temperatures for Sunday sitting the mid-80s, volunteer coordinator and office manager Jen Godin recommends that hikers bring plenty of water for the trip. Though a similar trip was attempted last summer but…