West Milford’s Wallisch Environmental Trail!!!!
Wallish Environment Trail was constructed on the former Wallish Farm property in 2008. The property is roughly 100 acres. The trail features a woodchip path through herbaceous and forested wetlands. Ramapo College of NJ developed the trail and planted 2-21/2 caliper trees as well as fruit bearing shrubs on 3 acres in response to campus development.
The trail features a man-made vernal pond and various educational signage indicating the value of the surrounding wetlands. Belcher Creek flows to the west of the preserve and Morsetown Brook flows to the south.
It’s a great place to learn about herbaceous and forested wetlands firsthand thanks to Ramapo College and White Environmental Services who supervised and obtained permits for the project. Just be sure to watch out for ticks.
Plus like any preserve, you never know what you will encounter in your explorations. I met this friend below.
The Wallisch Nature Preserve is accessible off of Lincoln Avenue in West Milford, NJ. Parking is available on Eisenhower Drive.