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Dover’s Morris Canal Towpath Launches with Ribbon-Cutting and Picnic

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DOVER — On Saturday, June 15, the Town of Dover, collaborating with grant sponsors T-Mobile and The Canal Society of New Jersey, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the Morris Canal Towpath.

Mayor James Dodd’s Official Ribbon-Cutting Marks Opening of Morris Canal Towpath

After the ceremony, the town held a free, family-friendly picnic at 100 Princeton Avenue (Waterworks Park). Attendees enjoyed summer favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers, and other refreshments at no cost. The event featured a petting zoo and pony rides for children.

The less-than-a-mile trail connects with the Morris Canal Greenway, envisioned as a 111-mile continuous pedestrian and bicycle trail linking six counties in northern New Jersey. Once completed, it will extend from the Delaware River in the west to the Hudson River in the east.

The Canal Society of New Jersey is a non-profit organization established in 1969. Its mission is to study, preserve, and promote the history of New Jersey’s two main towpath canals: the Morris Canal and the Delaware & Raritan Canal. The organization is dedicated to restoring canal remains and artifacts, public education about the canals’ histories, and providing enjoyment to its members through various activities.
T-Mobile presented a $50,000 grant for the Trail. Avenues in Motion, Donna Rendeiro from the State of New Jersey Department of State Business Action Center Office of Planning Advocacy, Denize Lanza from the Morris Park Alliance, the Dover Area Historical Society, and the Town of Dover endorse the project.
Morris County Commissioner Tayfun Selen, Dover’s Maria Rosario, and Dover Councilmember Claudia Toro enjoyed summer favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers, and other refreshments during the event. The celebration also included a petting zoo and pony rides for children, which provided fun activities for the whole family.
During the event, the Town of Dover presented a plaque acknowledging a $50,000 Hometown Grant from T-Mobile for the Morris Canal Towpath Trail. This grant supports the development and maintenance of this important local amenity.
The event featured a petting zoo and pony rides for children.
The event featured a petting zoo and pony rides for children.
Assemblyman Christian E. Barranco made a presentation to Mayor James Dodd.
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Frank Cahill
Frank Cahillhttps://www.frankcahill.com
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town, and Chairman of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board. Owner of the Morris now app serving small business in Morris County.
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