NJ Audubon: The Tourne County Park Field Trip
The Tourne is a County Park located in Denville & Mountain Lakes, Morris County. We will explore wooded trails adjacent to a large wetland area known as Rattlesnake Meadow. Although the trails skirt the Meadow they are normally “dry.” The wooded areas are very good for Pileated Woodpecker and the Meadow often has Wood Duck and Great Blue Heron. Raven and a variety of raptors may also be seen, as well as seasonal migrants. Time permitting we will check out shorter trails around Rigby’s Brook, and admire some impressive Beech and Tulip trees. Led by Dave Oster, NJ Audubon Associate Naturalist.
83 Old Denville Rd, Boonton, NJ 07005 (Parking Area #3)
From the intersection of Rte 287 and Rte 46, go west about 1.75 miles to the exit for Boulevard in Mountain Lakes. It’s
not well-marked, but there is a PNC Bank on the corner. Go north about 2 miles to a fork, and bear left
on Powerville Road. A short distance ahead turn left on McCaffrey Lane (sign for Tourne on right side on the road) to
the park entrance. Pass two parking areas on the right and park in the first lot on the left (near the large wooden
Cost & Registration
$20 members; $25 non-members.
Please call 908-396-6386 to register by September 29, 2017