Recreational Initiatives

The Foundation is working to improve and enhance recreational opportunities, specifically with regard to hiking, kayaking, swimming, and biking on and around Lake Hopatcong.

Lake Hopatcong Trail

Lake Hopatcong Trail BlazeThe Lake Hopatcong Trail, when completed, will traverse approximately 40 miles through 4 towns eventually encircling the lake.  The first phase of the Lake Hopatcong 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, all the way to the Prospect Point Preserve in Jefferson.

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Group Guided Hikes

In June of each year, in conjunction with National Trails Day, the LHF hosts a guided hike at a trail in the Lake Hopatcong area. In 2013, the hike was through the newly established Prospect Point Trail in Jefferson; in 2014, at Roland May Eves Sanctuary Trail in Hopatcong; in 2015 the Ice Age Trail in Landing; in 2016 the foundation changed it up to host a narrated walk through the Mount Arlington Historic District; and in 2017 we hiked on the newly blazed Hopatcong section of the Lake Hopatcong Trail.