• Register Now For Hilltop Kids Bike Race

    The eighth annual “Grasshopper“, the mountain bike race through the Hilltop Reservation for elementary and middle school kids, will be held on Saturday, August 12. This is a fun, local race with awards for the top finishers...

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  • It Is Easy Being Green

    If you are of a certain age, you might recall the song “It’s Not Easy Being Green” sung by everyone’s favorite frog, Kermit. But in Verona it IS easy to be green and being green is what...

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  • Hilltop Meadow, Reborn

    The small meadow at the southern end of Verona’s Hilltop Reservation doesn’t look like much right now. But the mere fact that it exists at all is something of a miracle. More than 100 years ago, the...

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  • Deer Hunt Returns To Hilltop January 31

    Essex County will hold its tenth deer management program in county parks in January and February. The program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer, begins on January 17 and...

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  • Deer Hunt Results Tallied

    Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced yesterday that 154 deer were culled from Essex County South Mountain Reservation and Essex County Hilltop Reservation during the county’s deer management program this winter. The county began the...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Input Needed On Hilltop Plan

    If you want to have a say in what happens next at the Hilltop Reservation, you’ve got until the close of business today, June 30, to send an email with your thoughts. The Hilltop Conservancy, the non-profit that...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Public Meeting On Hilltop’s Master Plan

    The Hilltop Conservancy, the non-profit that is working to restore the ecosystem of the Hilltop Reservation, has let us know that there will be a public input meeting for the Reservation’s master plan on Wednesday, June 18,...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • 81 Deer Killed In Hilltop Hunt

    Essex County is saying this morning that 155 adult and unborn deer were “removed” from the South Mountain and Hilltop reservations during the county’s Deer Management Program in January and February, 81 of which from the Hilltop...

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  • Hilltop Deer Hunt Starts February 4

    The Hilltop Reservation on Verona’s western ridge will be closed to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Tuesday, February 4, to Thursday, February 13, for Essex County’s seventh hunt to reduce the deer population there. There...

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  • Get Ready For Kids Hilltop Bike Race

    The fourth annual Hilltop Grasshopper
 bike race for kids is coming up on Saturday, August 17. The race takes place on Essex County’s Hilltop Reservation in North Caldwell, on a course prepared for both new and experienced...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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