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Community invited to 25th Donald and Beverley Jones Memorial Hike

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The community is invited to the 25th annual Donald and Beverley Jones Memorial Hike on Sunday, Nov. 10, beginning at noon at the historic Prallsville Mill on Route 29 in Stockton, N.J.

The hike is designed to showcase open space and farmland in the Wickecheoke Creek Greenway, preserved over the past 35 years by New Jersey Conservation Foundation.

Sponsored by New Jersey Conservation Foundation and the Delaware River Mill Society, the hike is named in honor of the late Donald and Beverley Jones, conservation leaders who helped preserve local historical landmarks, including the Green Sergeant’s Covered Bridge, Locktown Stone Church and Prallsville Mill.

Participants can choose between two guided hikes of different lengths: a moderately vigorous five-mile walk and a gentle, two-mile walk suitable for all ages.

For the first hike, participants will meet at the Prallsville Mill at noon and carpool to the starting location at the Locktown Stone Church. This hike will showcase not only the beautiful preserved lands of the Wickecheoke Creek Preserve, but also the Locktown Stone Church, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary.

The second hike leaves from the Prallsville Mill at 2 p.m. This relaxed “Family Walk” follows Lower Creek Road and parts of the Jones Memorial Footpath, a scenic trail along the Wickecheoke Creek.

At 3 p.m., hikers are invited to gather at the Prallsville Mill for complimentary pizza and beverages – beer for hikers over 21 and cider for younger hikers.

The hikes are free, but advance reservations are requested. To register, go to njconservation.org/event/donald-beverley-jones-memorial-hike/. For information or assistance, contact Bill Lynch at blynch@njconservation.org or 908-997-0725.


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