Musconetcong Gorge Preserve

The Musconetcong Gorge encompasses 425 acres. Originally, this land was owned by the Warren Glenn Paper Mill. The mill started production in 1873 and is still in operation today as Fibermark Inc. The mill harvested timber that was processed into various paper products. The mill also used the timber to make charcoal, which it sold to farmers. Mill workers would stack the timber on these flat areas that had been created against the hillside called “charcoal landings.” These landings provided an easy location for mill workers to work and to turn the stack of timber into charcoal. The remains of many charcoal landings are still visible along the trails. Look for flat areas with very dark soil.

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