Kittatinny Valley State Park Sussex Branch Trail

Andover, New Jersey 7821

Kittatinny Valley State Park Sussex Branch Trail

Kittatinny Valley State Park: Sussex Branch Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Whether you want to escape everyday stress or simply enjoy fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, and especially hiking, Kittatinny Valley State Park is the place to spend a morning, afternoon, or an entire day. Created in 1994, the 1692 scenic acres include Aeroflex-Andover Airport, Lake Aeroflex, several old logging trails as well as two rail trails. The 27-mile-long Paulinskill Valley Trail was once part of the New York, Susquehanna, and Western Railroad right-of-way that transported agricultural products and Pennsylvania coal to cities in eastern New Jersey as well as New York City.

The 21-mile-long Sussex Branch Trail was a line of the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad that operated from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s and transported iron ore, agricultural products, freight, and passengers. Hikers will enjoy meandering along densely wooded trails through valleys formed by glaciers and past limestone ridges beneath oak, sugar maple, tulip poplar, and hemlock as well as along wetland areas supporting a huge variety of plant and animal life."

Kittatinny Valley State Park: Sussex Branch Trail Reviews

4
4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
icon1 Total
4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
3/15/2009
There is so much more to Kittatinny than just the Sussex Branch Trail. There are mountain bike/hiking trails that wind all over the park through the rock outcroppings and pines and meadows. I have spent several weekends exploring the trails and I still have a few left to go. There is big glorious Lake Aeroflex with the little private planes taking off over it. There are also other smaller bodies of water. I am fortunate to live near this lovely park.
0
Comments

Kittatinny Valley State Park: Sussex Branch Trail Photos

Help others discover amazing sights!

Trail Information

Andover
Nearby City
3.2
Distance
100 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Day Hike
Duration
Dawn to dusk
Season
Kittatinny Valley State Park
Local Contacts

Activity Feed

Sep 2018