Did you know there are miles of paved greenways that meander through Union County Parks—and they are perfect for strollers and wheelchairs and walking, running and biking?
If your answer is no, then you should meet up with the Freewalkers at Echo Lake Park on Sunday, Nov. 5 and get to learn about all the new paths to explore.
The Freewalkers, together with the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation is co-sponsoring the family-friendly walking event which encourages families and individuals to walk and enjoy the beautiful trail resources that are available here in Union County.
Stroll and Roll will get started at the Gazebo in Echo Lake Park with a rolling start between 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. The trek will follow the park trail to nearby Lenape Park, eventually connecting to the East Coast Greenway/Sept. 11 National Memorial Trail in Kenilworth.
Participants can walk the four-mile round-trip, or opt for the one-mile route, which is the minimum to earn recognition for your efforts. The event should last until 2:00 p.m. Kids will receive a certificate of accomplishment, a medal and gifts.
“Stroll and Roll is an event that gives families the opportunity to explore the trails of our parks while getting exercise learning the history of the trails,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “Residents are encouraged to take advantage of a wonderful day out along this scenic pedestrian highway.”
Stroll and Roll is a free event, open to anyone who would like to participate along with strollers, carriages, bicycles and wheelchairs, at your own pace. It is not a race, but an opportunity to walk at a comfortable pace and enjoy the experience while learning about trails and walking along the way.
There will be games and surprises, and park staff and naturalists will be available to answer your questions about the trail and the parks involved.
Sponsors are welcome to participate in a number of ways. For more information, contact Yohana Osorio at 973-885-3146, or get more information online at strollroll.org.