06 September 2011

Bike Trails in NJ

While a drive up the Turnpike may focus your attention on the less pleasant aspects of our state's industrial heritage, one of the nicer aspects of that heritage is turning the industrial features into something new.  One example is turning old railroad tracks into bike trails, as is often done by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.  If you look at their list of bike trails in NJ you'll see that several use old train corridors that wouldn't be accessible otherwise.

Sussex County alone has several.  The train trestle becomes a great stop on the trail and the right-of-way is the perfect size for a trail and a buffer on each side. 

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