Historic Washington Township

  German Valley In the mid-1700s a series of settlements –Upper Valley,German Valley, Middle Valley and Lower Valley –formed along the South Branch of the Raritan, what the original Lenni Lenape named “Long Valley”. German Valley, so named in 1804, had originally been called Budd’s Valley, then Dutch Valley.

Covalesky Nature Preserve

93 Acres of Schooley’s Mountain Forest Preserved LONG VALLEY, NJ, May 5, 2006 – The Township of Washington and the Washington Township Land Trust today announced the preservation of 93 acres along Califon Road on Schooley’s Mountain, permanently protecting beautiful forest and critical water resources, and providing opportunities for

Crystal Springs Park

The Washington Township Land Trust worked with 5 state and local partners to protect almost 300 acres of environmentally sensitive land on top of Schooley’s Mountain. The Crystal Springs property off of Califon Road contains highly developable agricultural fields, beautiful forests, ponds, and the headwaters to the Spruce Run

Lance Easement

Privately Owned – Washington Township Land Trust has conservation easement, owner retains hunting rights Location: Privately Owned Standing in the Long Valley Middle School Parking Lot and facing the road, if you look up the mountain, the majority of what you see directly in front of you from almost

Lillis Easement

Lillis Property:  Block 33, lot 84 and part of 86 Owned by:         The Land Conservancy of NJ, Easement held by Washington Township Landtrust. Location:           West Springtown Road between Zellars Rd and Markham Dr. Acres:               22 acres preserved in partnership with Morris County Municipal Utility Authority and Washington Township.  The

Maureen Ogden Preserve

The Land Trust has partnered with NJ Conservation and the NJ Water Supply Authority to preserve property from the late Jack Borgenicht estate. 230 wooded acres preserved in Long Valley News Release Dec. 6, 2010 WASHINGTON TWP. The late Jack Borgenicht was a legend in Long Valley, where he

Mill Pond Park

When the Land Trust acquired the LaTourette Mill it also acquired about 10 acres of land, most of which once constituted the mill pond. It is located in downtown Long Valley between the Mill and Fairview Avenue. Today it is a wetlands park comprising 20+ acres with trails bordering

Obadiah LaTourette Grist and Saw Mill

The Obadiah LaTourette Grist and Saw Mill is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places as a contributing property in the German Valley Historic District. Built circa 1750, and owned by Philip Weise, the mill was essential to the economy and development of German Valley and

Woodpecker Point Preserve

Woodpecker Point Preserve: Block 51, lots 12 Owned by:      Washington Township Land Trust & NJ Water Supply Authority Location:         North side of Middle Valley Rd. past Zellar’s Rd. Acres:              35.250 acres behind other properties.  There is a blazed trail marked with a Green Acres sign.  Property is wooded. Hunting: