4/15 Spring Car Trek: Reservoirs of the Highlands

Starting at The Reservoir Tavern in Boonton, NJ, participants will receive a tour packet with turn-by-turn directions, and set out in their personal vehicles to drive the 57-mile route. The trek will conclude at approximately 1:00 p.m. at The Grasshopper in Newfoundland, New Jersey. Trekkers may join fellow participants and NJHC staff for lunch and conversation.

The Spring 2023 Car Trek highlights the numerous reservoirs that more than 6.2 million New Jersey residents depend on for clean, healthy drinking water. As you drive the expertly crafted tour route, passing deep forests, sweeping meadows, historic hamlets, and the steep ridges and narrow valleys that characterize the northern Highlands, you will learn about the Splitrock, Monksville and Wanaque Reservoirs, among others and why the Highlands were chosen as the finest “gathering grounds” for so much of the State’s water supply. The route will go through the Highlands Core Forest, 320 square-miles of the most mature and least fragmented forest in the northern part of the state. We point out the many prime hiking and outdoor recreation areas.

Tickets are $35 per two people – a driver and a navigator – for each vehicle. There is a suggested donation of $10 for each additional attendee. Discounts are available for students and electric vehicles. The cost of lunch is not included in the ticket price.