Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Passaic County wants your feedback about possible Morris Canal Greenway

According to an article in The Record newspaper, the Passaic County Planning department will be holding a series of five open house meetings starting next week in an effort to get the public's input about a possible multiuse trail for bicyclists and pedestrians along the old Morris Canal. There will be a meeting in each one of the towns that the canal route runs. Those meetings are as follows:
  • Clifton - Wednesday, January 5th, at 7pm, Clifton City Hall, 900 Clifton Ave
  • Paterson - Wednesday, January 12th, at 6:30pm, Paterson Free Public Library, 250 Broadway
  • Pompton Lakes - Thursday, January 13th, at 7pm, Borough Hall, 25 Lenox Ave
  • Little Falls & Woodland Park - Tuesday, January 25th, Little Falls Civic Center, Warren Street
  • Wayne - Wednesday, January 26th, at 6:30pm,Wayne Public Library, 461 Valley Road

More information about the history of the Morris Canal and the Greenway planning process can be found here and here respectively.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This would be terrific! Years ago I would ride from Fair Lawn out to E.C. Peer and Sons on the Morris Canal in Denville for lunch.

The Delaware Canal in PA (western side of Delaware River) is a great model of canal restoration, though flood damage has rendered large sections of the towpath unridable w/o a mountain bike.