Bloomfield to Celebrate Opening of Township’s Newest Park, Morris Canal Park at Oak Tree Lane

Morris Canal Park at Oak Tree Lane

The Township of Bloomfield along with the Recreation Department and the Bloomfield Morris Canal Greenway Committee will celebrate the Twonship’s newest park, Morris Canal Park at Oak Tree Lane, with a ribbon‐cutting ceremony on Saturday, May 14.

The park, a surviving section of the historic Morris Canal, features a trail that once served as a mule tow path and canal bed. You can walk along the actual route coal boats once traveled through Bloomfield as they made their 102‐mile journey across northern New Jersey. The Morris Canal’s five‐mile stretch through Bloomfield has now been transformed into the Morris Canal Greenway, part of a statewide effort to retrace the former canal’s footprint. The Morris Canal Greenway in Bloomfield connects the Park at Oak Tree Lane in the northern part of town to Wrights Field on the southern end while highlighting the canal’s remnants, other historical sites, parks and environmental assets.


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