Iron and silk are what Boonton, New Jersey run on. The city's iron mill industry provided stability during the Revolutionary War. Then, the silk mill provided resources that were invaluable. After the war, Boonton used these resources to build carriages, which provided transport to New York City.
Can you imagine riding a horse-drawn carriage through the beautiful countryside of Boonton? Well, you won't have to, because you can see the same view the carriage passengers did when you walk along the Rails-to-Trails pathways that follow along the former rail corridor!
You'll want to bring a leash and a camera for your adventures in Boonton, especially when you visit Tourne County Park. The 9-mile trail will lead you to some of the most panoramic views that you will ever see. The best part of this park is the view of the New York City skyline. The second best part is the wildflower fields that were planted in the 1700s, and are still as beautiful as the day that they were planted.
Are you looking for more history than that? Then go over to Grace Lord Park. Take a walk around the river and see historic sites that tell the story of the people who settled here. The waterfall is a breathtaking view that is sure to be the highlight of the trail for both you and your dog.
If you and your dog consider yourself history buffs, you'll fall head over paws for Boonton, New Jersey!