Bowling Green Mountain

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Hikers, bikers, and backcountry campers in the mid-Atlantic already consider Mahlon Dickerson Reservation in Morris County, New Jersey one of the region’s best places to enjoy a remote forest in quiet solitude. Now more than ever, we need these spaces to connect with nature and each other. That’s why The Trust for Public Land teamed up with Morris County Open Space Trust and Morris County Park Commission to grow the park by nearly 100-acres. Together, we permanently protected Bowling Green Mountain right outside of the park’s perimeters, officially adding it to the Mahlon Dickerson Reservation.

As visitors explore the mountain’s steep, rocky terrain, they may catch a glimpse of the red-shouldered hawks, the federally threatened Indiana bat, and the endangered golden-winged warbler who call the mountain home.. By protecting this special place we’re also securing the health of the nearby Russia Brook and the Rockaway River, one of the county’s most important drinking water supplies. Next up, park crews and volunteers will cut new trails and campsites, connecting the mountain to the park’s existing Snowbowl area, so that visitors can explore the steep slopes and rock formations that cover the mountain.