Marking the Trail

Union County Freeholder Bruce Bergen looks on as the first of a series of signs officially designating the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail is installed in Springfield, his hometown.  One of the newest historic trails in the National Parks System, the Washington-Rochambeau trail runs from Rhode Island to Virginia. Union County is the first county in New Jersey to mark the trail, which runs through Scotch Plains, Westfield, Mountainside, Springfield and Summit.  The trail marks the contribution of the French in enabling the defeat of the British in the Revolutionary War.  The Union County portion of the trail will be formally dedicated in Echo Lake Park on Monday, which is also Bastille Day.  To learn more about the trail, go to: http://www.nps.gov/waro/index.htm