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Old August 12th, 2007, 03:51 PM   #1
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Default Outdoor Places to Skate in North New Jersey? (US)

Hi, sorry if this has been posted before. I did a search and could not find any information. Does anyone know of any outdoor places to skate in North Jersey? Thanks.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 04:30 AM   #2
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Hi, sorry if this has been posted before. I did a search and could not find any information. Does anyone know of any outdoor places to skate in North Jersey? Thanks.
Hi, Don't know the answer yet would you be over in the N-West or over in the N-East. And would lower New York be an option.

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Old August 13th, 2007, 09:45 AM   #3
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Dave,
Thanks for your reply. I am about 25 minutes from NYC and as much as I would love to go back to my Central Park roller skating days, with 6 kids and 5 of them 5 and under, I am trying to get back into the swing of things and trying to do it near my home when some of them will be in school. There is a PAL track near my home but they don't allow skates . I am trying to find info online but I can't seem to find anything. Thanks again!
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Old August 13th, 2007, 12:59 PM   #4
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For off-street the one I hear about most is the Saddle River path in Bergen county (sometimes called the "Duck Pond" skate). There's some links to more info about it on this Bike Hudson Valley page, if you page down to the more southern places (but that page also includes unpaved places unsuitable for skating). I've only been to the Saddle River county park once (one thing I didn't like about it was that I found some bad-visibility curves where the trail goes underneath bridges).

If you can handle skating on wide quiet residential streets, lots of areas in northern New Jersey in the last five years have been putting down smooth blacktop which can offer wonderful skating. But you have to search around to find which streets. And then it takes more exploring to be able to find enough to link together into a longer route. The area I know really well is Union county, and some of adjoining Essex and Middlesex counties.

If you can handle skating on the streets, northeastern NJ has a lot to offer now -- and they keep adding more smooth asphalt.

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Old August 14th, 2007, 04:50 AM   #5
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Hi,

Let me add to what Ken Roberts already posted, via the Bergen County site

http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/Parks/Parks/Maps.htm

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Old August 18th, 2007, 11:47 AM   #6
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Dave and Ken thank you so much for your replies, I will check them out.
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