The Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee


About Us

 About Us


The Paulinskill Valley Trail (27 miles) and the Sussex Branch Trail (20 miles) are part of Kittatinny Valley State Park.  Both trails are multi-use.  However, no motorized vehicles are allowed.  Hiking, bicycle riding, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing jogging and dog sledding are allowed.  All dogs must be on a leash.  The tracks have been removed from these rail trails, leaving a pleasant cinder bed path.  Except at a few road crossings, the trails are level and offer easy walking, cycling, and horseback riding.  Anyone interested in nature or railroad history will enjoy using these two rail trails.

The Signal

The PVTC publishes "The Signal" newsletter two times a year.  “The Signal” contains interesting historical stories about various parts of the Paulinskill Valley Trail and Sussex Branch Trail.


Get Involved 


The PVTC schedules hikes/XC skiing/horse back riding/bike tours, and other group events through out the year. Generally, events begin at at the telephone number on the "Contact Us" webpage.

Directions and maps for event meeting locations may be found within the Directions section of this Web site.


Several times each year, the Sussex County Trail Partnership Committee working with the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce organize trail work details in conjunction with Kittatinny Valley State Park staff.

You do not have to be a PVTC member to work but as a member you will receive, via email, the information once we are notified of a work date.

What to wear - appropriate clothing for the weather and TICK prevention.   Bring your own water and food.   

What tools to bring - Bring your own clippers, gloves, saws, etc?  The KVSP staff will bring and operate all chain saws and power equipment.


P.V.T.C.  Membership

Membership Application

The annual membership contribution is $15 for an individual and $25 for a family.  Larger contributions are welcome to help carry out our programs.  Please make checks payable to “Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee” or “PVTC” and mail to PVTC, PO Box 175, Andover, NJ 07821.  Membership year is from January 1 to December 31.


   PVTC members receive a 10% discount at Ramsey Outdoor stores.  Please contact Ramsey Outdoor at 973-584-7799 for specific information.  Discount applies to non sale items.  Members must present a current PVTC membership card to receive the discount.

.....Click here to open Membership Application Form

Please make membership checks payable to:

“Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee” or “PVTC”.
Send them to:
PO Box 175Andover, NJ 07821

              Congratulations and Thanks
Roberta Bramhall
Marge Barrett
Janet Carter
Kent Day Coes
John L. Treen
The Signal

Publisher of "The Signal"
Linda Barth
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Paul Briggs

Reprint of The Paulinskill Valley Trail, Before and After
Gail Ewin

Web Site Creation & Maintenance
Lou Turse
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Group Presentations



The PVTC offers a presentation for which there is no charge, but a small donation to the PVTC will be appreciated. Contact the member listed below for more information.

The PVT: Then and Now (Railroad history of the Paulinskill Valley Trail)
Roberta Bramhall (973) 263-2871








                                                            Roberta Bramhall






PVTC Officers and Directors







President: Marty (Martin) Grossman 

Vice President: Roberta Bramhall 

Treasurer: Joanne Wojcik





Board of Directors



Marge Barrett 

Joy Fernbacher
Mary Cusack 

Marty Grossman 

Gary Kazin
Max Klein


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