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UPDATE: Mother Nature is not cooperating, so the Hartford Trail Clean-up scheduled for Sat., May 7th is being postponed. Watch our Facebook page & website for the new date.



Hartford Crossing Trails “Trail Grooming Day!”
NEW DATE: Saturday, May 7th, 2016 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join us for “Trail Grooming Day!” on Saturday May 7th! 
Roll up your sleeves and be a trail blazer at the soon to be opened Hartford Crossing Trails.
With the State of New Jersey recently awarding Medford a $24,000 grant to construct a trail system within Hartford Crossing Park, Township officials and area biking & hiking enthusiasts are teaming together to begin the process of clearing the trails to allow the public greater access and use.
Hartford Crossing Trails will be a place where the public can ride bikes, hike or simply enjoy the natural setting. During the last year, a volunteer Harford Trails group has been working with Medford Township and the state to carve 5+ miles of natural trails for recreational public use in the wooded areas of Hartford Crossing Park, which is owned by Medford Township.
Located across from Lenape High School and Johnson’s Farm, between the athletic fields in Hartford Crossing Park on both Church Road and Hartford Road is over 60 acres of natural terrain offering opportunities for trail riding, nature walks and hiking.

On Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, Medford Township, the Environmental Affairs Advisory Committee, & the Hartford Trails Committee is seeking volunteers to join them for their second “Trail Grooming Day!.” The goal is to clear downed branches and trees, clean pathways and remove the trash that has accumulated over the past year. Bring friends and family to assist in the project and have an enjoyable day outside creating a great space to ride and hike. Volunteers are asked to bring rakes, shovels, wheel barrows, leaf blowers, bow saws, pole saws and other tools available to assist in the cleanup effort.

IMPORTANT: Work gloves, long sleeved shirts/jackets and long pants are required in order to participate! We also suggest volunteers wear hats and apply insect repellants.
With winter ending and spring just rolling in, the leaves have fallen which allows for better visibility. As a bonus, the recent winter weather has also reduced the tick and chigger populations. Hartford Trails is hoping to get the first stage of the trail cleaning done during spring. We invite Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, church groups, landscapers, civic groups, and the business community to bring a welcome helping hand.

Anyone can join this effort!! Hope to see you there!

Visit the event page below to register for cleanup day on May 7th

Join the Facebook group below to support Hartford Crossing trails!  

  • Municipal Center Address: 49 Union Street, Medford, NJ 08055-2432
  • Phone: (609) 654-2608
  • Fax: (609) 953-4087
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30pm