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The place of the cold winter, which refers to the Loantaka Brook, originally became part of the Morris County Park System in December, 1957. Seaton Hackney Stables, a focal point of the "horsey set" during the 1900's, was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Moore of Convent Station. With the addition of Helen Hartley Jenkins Wood, a gift of Mr. and Mrs. M. Hartley Dodge, the pieces of Loantaka Brook Reservation were coming together.
Today, there are four distinct sections of the Loantaka Brook Reservation. The Reservation includes Seaton Hackney Stables, the South Street section, the Kitchell Road section, and the Helen Hartley Jenkins Woods section. This multi-purpose park encompasses more than 744 acres with over 8 miles of trails for biking, walking, jogging, hiking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing opportunities.
The South Street section of the park is located in Morris Township. The picnic area of the South Street section includes a reservable picnic pavilion, charcoal grills, restrooms, Saturn Playground, and two softball fields with an overlay soccer field. A universally accessible fitness cluster is also available. A multi-use recreation trail meanders through the park, extending into Chatham Township.
The Kitchell Road section of the park is also located in Morris Township. Its facilities include a reservable picnic pavilion, a softball field, restrooms, and a parking area.
The Helen Hartley Jenkins Woods section of the park is natural woodland is located in the Townships of Chatham and Harding. Loantaka Brook stretches quietly through the center of the woods, adding to the variety of wildflowers and bird life.
The Morris County Park Commission invites everyone to participate in the programs. If you have special needs, please contact Park System Headquarters at 973-326-7600 or TTY Relay: 7-1-1, Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 4 PM.
*Requires permit/advanced scheduling