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Hacklebarney State Park 100 years Meet and Greet Event Cache

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Hidden : Saturday, 08 June 2024
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08 June 2024, 12:00 - 13:15

Lets join the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry's 100th anniversary celebration of Hacklebarney State Park with a friendly meet and greet along the Black River. See parking coords and take a nice hike to the scenic meet and greet location.

A new 100th anniversary geocache will go live to commemorate this special event! 

In 1924, the 148th Legislature of the State of New Jersey accepted a donation of 32 acres of land by Adolph E. and Sarah Borie. It was designated Hacklebarney Memorial Forest Park Reservation. Over the years, additional land donations and acquisitions occurred, bringing the park size to over 1000 acres of wooded beauty.

The Hacklebarney State Park cache located between Long Valley and Chester in Morris County. The park is managed by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.

Hacklebarney State Park is a popular hiking destination year round. It has over 1000 acres and multiple hiking trails throughout the park. Through the middle of the park runs the Black River. The river is fed by two brooks, Trout and Rinehart. The Black River is flanked by massive boulders. These boulders create many beautiful waterfalls that can be seen as a person ventures down the trail. At the end of the trail the river lets out into a pond. The park is known for its hiking and beautiful scenery, especially in the fall when the leaves begin to change colors

It is not fully known how Hacklebarney got its name. There is the belief that it comes from Native American heritage. Some sources say it comes from the word haki meaning "ground" and barney a variation of bohihen meaning "to put wood on fire" or hackiboni meaning "to put wood on fire on the ground" or "bonfire". There is also the belief that it comes from the iron mining history. The mine in the area had a foreman named Barney Tracey, who often heckled the men on site, and took on the name "Heckle" Barney. The last claim is that the land near the Hacklebarney mine may have been owned by Barney Hackle.

The NewJerseyGeocaching profile is the home to some of New Jersey's Geotrails administered by The Northern New Jersey cachers, (NNJC). We have worked with many park managers to install educational geo trails by promoting their missions and enhance an overall geocaching experience.

The Northern New Jersey Cachers, NNJC is about promoting a quality caching experience in Northern New Jersey. For information on The Northern New Jersey Cachers group you can visit:,,

Geocache Identification Permit Approval Number: HSP2024060801
Permit Expires on:06/09/24

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