Schooley's Mountain Park: Langdon Palmer Fishing Access 

Fairview Avenue, Long Valley, Washington Township, Morris County, New Jersey


US 80 west to Exit 27 for Route 206 south; in Chester Boro, turn right onto Route 24; turn right onto Schooley's Mountain Road (still Route 24) south of green mileage marker 26; turn right at the first right turn, onto Fairview Avenue; the parking lot is on the right a short distance north.


Columbia Trail, Patriot's Path, Gillette Trail  

4/18/2005.  Ceferino Santana, dog Sonar and I parked in the parking lot of the fishing access.  We walked through the field onto the Columbia Trail, which is also part of the white-blazed Gillette Trail connector to the blue diamond Columbia Trail.  (Part of this trail system here is also the Patriot Path, but not too clear on which parts.)  We turned right and followed the Gillette Trail (Columbia Trail).  The Gillette Trail turned off to the left and we followed it crossing over the flood plain to a concrete bridge over the South Branch of the Raritan River.  We turned around here and went back to our car.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = plants in bloom on date of the field trip, 4/18/2005

Acer rubrum (red maple) *
Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Betula populifolia (gray birch)
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Populus deltoides (cottonwood)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Salix spp. (willow) *
Sassafras albidum (sassafras)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn ollive) *
Lindera benzoin (spicebush) *
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle) lots
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) *
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Barbarea vulgaris (common wintercress) * soon
Cardamine parviflora (dry-land bittercress) *
Claytonia virginica (spring beauty) *
Erythronium americanum (trout lily)  *
Fragaria virginiana (wild strawberry)
Glechoma hederacea (gill-over-the-ground) *
Impatiens sp. (jewelweed)
Lemna sp. (duckweed)
Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)
Narcissus sp. (daffodil) *
Panax trifolius (dwarf ginseng)
Potentilla sp. (cinquefoil)
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion) *
Thalictrum dioicum (early meadowrue)
Viola sororia (common blue violet) *

Juncus effusus (soft rush)

Carex stricta (tussock sedge)

Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stilt grass)