Trails and Parks

Horseback riding on Paulinskill Valley Trail

Fredon’s natural beauty provides recreation and leisure activity opportunities in close proximity to residential areas, as well as providing locations for leisure activity.

Lodestar Park, which comprises approximately 81 acres, is located at the northwest corner of Route 94 and Stillwater Road, across from the municipal complex and Fredon Township School. The park currently contains a multi-purpose field used for both soccer and football, a smaller soccer field, a “Little League” baseball field, a softball field, a basketball court within the paved parking lot, a sand volleyball court, a playground and a walking trail

The Nature Conservancy’s Muckshaw Ponds Preserve, located north of Route 618 near the Andover occupies a total area of 470 acres.

The Paulinskill Trail is located along the township’s entire western boundary, adjacent to both Stillwater Township and Hampton Township. It occupies an area of approximately 35 acres within Fredon, however it extends for a total of 26 miles from Knowlton Township in Warrant County in Warren County to Sparta Junction. Comprised of old railroad tracks used by the New York Susquehanna and Western Railroad until their abandonment in 1962, the trail is used today for a variety of activities, including hiking, running, bicycling, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.

The Paulinskill Wildlife Management Area, located in the northern portion of the township, adjacent to the Hampton Township border occupies an area of 250 acres. The WMA is owned by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and is used for hunting, fishing, and passive recreation activities.

Map of Paulinskill WMA

The Whittingham Wildlife Management Area, owned by the State Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife. It occupies an area of 722 acres south of Route 618 and east of Ridge Road. The WMA is owned by the New Jersey Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife and supports a range of activities, including hunting, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, as well as passive recreation activities. Map of Whittingham WMA

List/Links  for Local State Parks and Recreation Area