Posted Monday, May 18th, 2020
Recreational Access of Grounds and Trails Begins May 20
Following guidance from the White House, CDC, and state and local public health authorities, Morristown National Historical Park is increasing recreational access at the park starting this Wednesday, May 20, with certain restrictions and adherence to public safety recreation regulations in the state of New Jersey.
The following areas will be open for recreation from 8 am to 6 pm daily:
Prohibited activities include:
Permanent restroom facilities in Jockey Hollow will be closed; however, portable restroom units will be available for public use. Parking will be restricted to the park’s surface parking lots only and are at a reduced number based on state guidelines. Visitors are encouraged to follow Leave No Trace principles (carry in / carry out) at the New Jersey Brigade Area.
The following areas will remain closed at this time:
“We encourage visitors to safely enjoy the park as the weather warms up and we head into Memorial Day Weekend,” said Tom Ross, superintendent of Morristown NHP. “Please follow recommended social distancing practices at all times. Since many trails are less than six feet wide, we encourage good, healthy hiking etiquette by yielding to other hikers in wider trail spots and turning your face away as you pass other hikers.”
Details and updates on park operations will continue to be posted at www.nps.gov/morr