Volunteer Spotlight: Regina Breda

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Volunteers
Years ago, when Regina Breda was only 14 years old, she landed her first job—cleaning the swimming pool at the apartment complex where her family lived. So, it might just make perfect sense that she’s spending some of her time, since retiring, volunteering to help keep Lake Hopatcong clean and healthy. Different bodies of water. …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Larry Orlans

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Volunteers
Larry Orlans may have had a successful career as a dentist, but getting him to volunteer for the Lake Hopatcong Foundation certainly hasn’t been like pulling teeth. Whenever called upon, he knows the drill. OK, now that we have a couple dentist puns out of the way (no other profession seems to lend itself to …

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The Lake is Full! Block Party Booths SOLD OUT

Categories: Block Party, Events, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Volunteers
The 5th Annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party is scheduled for May 12, 2018, at Hopatcong State Park, overlooking beautiful Lake Hopatcong.  As the largest one-day gathering of our community, the event brings local community groups, businesses, organizations and food vendors together for a day that kicks off the summer season and celebrates all facets of …

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Vandalism on Trail Highlights Need for Trail Maintenance Volunteers

Categories: Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Recreational Trails
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation has received lots of great feedback from community members who have been hiking and enjoying the new Lake Hopatcong Trail. The first leg of the planned 40-mile trail stretches approximately 9 miles through the Borough of Hopatcong and was officially opened in September. Unfortunately, along with all of the positive feedback, …

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Thank You! The Train Station Grounds Are Now Ready for Winter

Categories: News, Train Station, Volunteers
Many thanks to everyone who raked, shoveled, hauled and cleared at the Lake Hopatcong Train Station grounds on Saturday, October 21.  All of the planned projects were completed and the grounds are ready for winter. Two benches have been ordered and will be installed as soon as they arrive, and interior restoration work will be …

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Volunteers Needed for Ongoing Trail Maintenance

Categories: community, Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Recreational Trails, Volunteers
Lake Hopatcong Trail Volunteers
The first phase of the Lake Hopatcong Trail has been built and blazed and is now open for hikers to enjoy!  This first leg of the planned 40-mile trail stretches about 9 miles beginning on the Morris Canal Towpath across from Hopatcong State Park in Landing. It winds through Hopatcong Borough, with several spurs to access the trail, …

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Our Favorite Six-Year-Old Train Enthusiast Helps Out at Train Station

Categories: community, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Roxbury, Train Station, Volunteers
Paul, our favorite six-year-old train enthusiast (see Six-Year-Old Train Enthusiast Supports Train Station Restoration for His Birthday), was up for a visit to NJ last weekend and came out with his mom, brother, sister, aunt and cousin to help volunteer at the station (see Many Hands Make Light Work). The kids brought their own shovels and pails …

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Lake Hopatcong Trail Opening Soon!

Categories: community, Hopatcong, News, Recreational Trails, Volunteers
Lake Hopatcong Trail
After months of planning and hundreds of hours of volunteer labor, the Lake Hopatcong Trail is almost ready for its official opening! Please join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and short hike on the new trail on September 23, from 10 – 11 a.m.. We will meet behind the Hopatcong Senior Center (32 Lakeside Blvd, …

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