Step Into Spring on These Top Walking Tours in Morris County, NJ
Better weather is here so let’s get walking. To make the walk even more interesting and a time well spent, sign up for one of the best guided walking tours in Morris County, NJ. You will learn about Morris County architecture, history, and the dining scene. Additionally, many historic sites now offer cellphone app tours that are self-guided. With these mobile app tours, you can pick and choose the sites you want to visit and how much time you spend. They provide the kind of information you can learn from a tour guide, and many of them are free.
Some of the tours mentioned here provide a tour guide along with an opportunity for socialization-something that has been in short supply for a year. Experiencing a new place with others allows you to share your reactions and connect with fellow group members. Here is a list of offerings for you to try.
Morris County Tourism Bureau: “Historic Morristown Walking Tour and Beyond”
Introducing our new 27-stop, self-guided walking tour with audio clips, photos, and links for more information. This tour encompasses a tour of the Morristown (c. 1715) Historic District plus all four national landmarks in Morris County and top attractions. Therefore, it can be done in any order, by walking and by driving. It is a free download from Apple or Google, wherever you get your apps. The tour is comprehensive and informative, and you can also “take the tour” from your favorite chair.
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Morristown National Historical Park
There is exciting news from the National Park Service this year. As part of the top walking tours in Morris County, NJ, free digital walking tours of our nation’s park treasures are now available. Download the app to your smartphone from Apple and Google. As you travel domestically, check out the NPS app for more information and to “Find Your Park.”
Our local national park, Morristown National Historical Park, has set up Visitor Stations (Available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) at Jockey Hollow and the Ford Mansion. There you will find rangers who can answer your questions about the park and Morristown’s involvement in the American Revolution. In addition, the park is re-opening in accordance with federal guidelines. Therefore, all the buildings are closed, but all the outdoor areas are waiting to welcome you.
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts: “Madison Architecture Tours”
Explore some of the many architectural gems in downtown Madison including the James Library Building with METC staff on a walking tour of historic Madison (c. 1685). Pre-registration is required. Free for METC Members/$15 for Non-members. Check their website for scheduled programs at metc.org for more programming.
Savor and Stroll: “Culinary Tours of Morristown”
A registered dietician put together a group of three themed walking tours of downtown Morristown. One tour is the “Classic Savor and Stroll” for children and adults. Additionally, there is the “Savor, Sip and Shop” tour and the “History Hike and Graze” tour. Prices vary and you must book at least 12 hours in advance. Tours last about two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half hours depending on the tour. Contact Kathleen for more information and to book your tour. It costs between $65-$80 and $30 for children.
Contact Kathleen by phone, as well as at the following number. 973-452-2094
Morris County Park Commission: “Industrial Heritage Walks”
There are walking tours in Morris County for those wishing to learn about its industrial past. Led by Joe Macasek and Bierce Riley, the tours are just $5.00 per person. The tours are of the Boonton Ironworks and Morris Canal, Oreland, which is Morris County’s only ghost town, the forge and mines at Hacklebarney, and the Morris Canal Inclined Plane 2 East in Ledgewood. So, you can register by email at [email protected] or call 973-292-2755.
Canal Society of New Jersey: “Self-guided rambles along the Morris Canal”
The 102-mile length of the Morris Canal is being transformed into a horizontal park, or greenway, for passive recreation. The canal ran from Phillipsburg to Jersey City and much of it has been lost to development. So, The Canal Society of New Jersey and its partners are bringing back what is left. Download brochures and maps and lace up your hiking boots to discover the history of the Morris Canal. It is free and open all year.