Monday, March 9, 2015

Montclair Historical Society to Sponsor Walking Tours

The Montclair Historical Society will present a series of walking tours this Spring throughout the township.

On Saturday, April 11 at 9:30am, Deb Ellis, Montclair's environmental commissioner, will lead a walking tour of township parks that are part of the 34 mile long Lenape Trail, which stretches from Newark to Roseland. The Lenape Trail is part of the larger Liberty Water Gap Trail, which connects Jersey City at the eastern end of the state with Columbia at the western end.  Participants will visit three parks that are served by the Lenape Trail, and will learn more about the trail and points of history. The tour was developed by the MHS and the Montclair Environmental Commission, and is sponsored by Bike&Walk Montclair. The tour will start and end at Brookdale Park. To pre-register, email 

On Saturday, May 2 at 10:30am, there will be a 2.5 hour walking tour of the Upper Montclair Business District. The tour will be led by the Friends of Anderson Park and the Montclair Historical Society, and will be sponsored by Bike&Walk Montclair. Participants will learn how Upper Montclair transformed from a rural area to a suburban one in just 50 years. Non-perishable food donations for Montclair's Human Needs Food Pantry will be collected. To register, email, call 973-744-1796, or click here.

On Saturday, June 13 at 10:00am, Montclair Historical Society Board of Trustee Member Helen Fallon and Montclair resident Donato DiGeronimo will lead a tour of the area surrounding Pine Street, which connects Bloomfield Avenue with Walnut Street, near the Bay Street Train Station. 
The tour will focus of the experience of Italian immigrants in the area at the start of the 20th century. To register, email or call 973-744-1796

There is a suggested donation of $5 for all tours.

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