BLAZING TRAILS IN LITTLE SILVER

A view of the Little Silver trail, above. Rosemary Brewer points out the location of the newest section on an aerial map, below. (Photo below by Danielle Tepper. Click to enlarge)

By DANIELLE TEPPER

Little Silver residents in need of a scenic walk need look no farther than their own backyards these days.

After a year of planning and on-the-ground clearing, two recent additions to the town’s trail system are now completed, said Rosemary Brewer, chair of the borough’s Environmental Commission.

Snaking their way behind homes on property acquired by the borough under the state Green Acres program back in the 1970s, the trail system now includes a short loop off Branch Avenue and a Y-shaped path that connects South Sunnycrest Drive to both Woodland Street and White Road.

“It sat untouched for more than 30 years, so why not let people use it?” said Brewer.

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