Patriots' Path


The Whippany River

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the river, the headline that afternoon would read: "President Can't Swim."

- Lyndon B Johnson

Never try to walk across a river just because it has an average depth of four feet.

- Martin Friedman

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt -
it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.

- Hal Boyle

The Whippany in summer

Along Patriots' Path near Speedwell Lake Park, Morristown, New Jersey

Source for both: personal files

Another View on Patriots' Path

The Patriots' Path is a gradually developing network of hiking, biking, equestrian trails and green open spaces linking several dozen federal, state, county and municipal parks, watershed lands, historic sites and other points of interest across southern Morris County.  The system provides opportunities for passive outdoor recreation while protecting and enhancing the environmental and aesthetic integrity of the stream valleys and uplands through which it passes.  Almost 20 miles of continuous path lie between Speedwell Avenue, Morristown and Ralston Corners on Route 24 in Mendham Township and the connecting branch between Sunrise Lake in Mendham Township and the New Jersey Brigade Hut Sites in Bernardsville.

In the autumn

Source: personal files

See also:

bulletIt's Summertime! - Patriot's Path when it's green - If you have a fast connection or a lot of patience because the photo is 275k...
bulletThe (Mostly) Straight and Narrow (the next page in this section) - for a view of Patriot's Path in the winter (when the marshes are visible)...
bulletIt's a Long Long Trail (in the section on New Jersey) - for a detailed map of Patriot's Path...
bulletIndicators of Water Quality (in the section on New Jersey) - for a photo of the Whippany 100 years ago and an indication of how it fares today.

For photos of the earth and moon, stained glass, sunsets on Wellington Harbour, Lady Fair, Civic Square, the old mill, the Whippany River, historical houses, Lake Parsippany and more clicking the "Up" button below takes you to the Index page for this Photographs section.

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