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      Built on the rail bed of the former Sussex Branch line of the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, the Sussex Branch Trail traverses 21 miles through farmland, forest and towns in Sussex County. The railroad was a mule driven operation built in 1848 to haul ore from the Andover Iron Mine to the Morris Canal at Waterloo Village. During the latter 1800’s rail was extended to Newton and then to Branchville. In the 1960’s the rail between Andover Junction and Newton was removed. By 1977 the Sussex Branch line had come to an end and in 1982 the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection purchased the abandoned line from Waterloo Road to Branchville as a rail trail.16 It is now managed by Kittatinny Valley State Park and is used for walking, horseback riding, cross country skiing and mountain biking and is wheelchair accessible.

      The trail leaves Waterloo Village near Waterloo Road in Byram Township, passes the west side of Jefferson Lake, heads northwesterly to Cranberry Lake, through Kittatinny Valley State Park in Andover. It continues on to Newton, where the trail is interrupted. The trail starts again on the other side of Newton and continues on to Warbasse Junction in Lafayette Township. In Warbasse Junction the Sussex Branch Trail intersects the Paulinskill Valley Trail.
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      Photos of Sussex Branch Trail Mountain Bike

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      Jun 17, 2018 @ 12:32pm
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      Sussex Branch Trail, Newton to...
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      Jun 17, 2018
      Sussex Branch Trail, Newton to...
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