Hudson Farm Charity Hike - Spring 2017
In 1904, railroad magnate John P. McRoy commissioned the New York architect Clarence Curter to design the twenty-room estate house. The property was an operational dairy farm supporting a herd of 50 Holstein cows. The property consisted of almost 500 acres and included the mansion house, three farmhouses, two ponds and a brook.
In 1920, the property was donated to The Hudson Guild, a charitable organization who ran the property as a camp. The Hudson Guild's aim was to bring city children to the country and teach them the essentials of farming while also offering traditional camp activities. As the years past, Hudson Guild Management determined there was no longer a need to maintain the farm.
In 1997 Peter Kellogg led a group which purchased the farm and soon added additional land.
The Hudson Farm Club now operates as a private year round outdoor experience for its members as one of the most attractive shooting layouts in the country. The Hudson Farm Club welcomes the public to their farm twice a year for the charity hikes. The first one is in the spring, which benefits non-profit organizations in Hopatcong and the second hike in the fall benefits Byram Township organizations.
The Hudson Farm Charity Hike for Hopatcong will take place on Saturday May 20, 2017. This event is rain or shine. This will be the 11th annual hike benefiting Hopatcong organizations. Last year's event drew more than 1500 people who hiked the trail and generated more than $54,000 to the organizations.
The 11th annual Hudson Farms Charity hike is free and open to everyone. You can start your hike anytime between 7:30am and 11:30am.
If you are 65 years of age or older, you can opt to instead take a tour of the grounds and estate house. Lunch and a souvenir are provided for all compliments of Hudson Farm Club. Enter Hudson Farm at 270 Sparta-Stanhope Road, Hopatcong.
This years organizations that will benefit from Hudson Farms generosity will be: Hopatcong Fire Department, PBA Local 149, Police Explorers, Hopatcong C.E.R.T., Lake Hopatcong Foundation, PTO's & Project Graduation, Hopatcong Youth Sports Organizations, and Girls and Boys Scouts of Hopatcong.
New to the hike last year was a senior tour for those that were unable to hike. The tour will be offered to the seniors to tour the property's buildings and estate house again this year. After completing your hike or senior tour, the Hudson Farm will generously donate on your behalf $1 per year of age of each hiker that you may donate to the local organizations of your choice. This year please also consider making your own cash donation to these very important organizations.
After your hike please stay for a complementary lunch and receive a souvenir gift from the Hudson Farm. Registration will open at 7:00am till 11:00am.
HIKERS MAY ENTER THE TRAIL BETWEEN 7:30 AM AND 11:00 AM
(Registration begins at 7:00 am at Hudson Farm)
Here’s how it works: There is NO COST to you:
Hudson Farm Club will donate $1 per year of age of each participant to whichever of these
CHARITIES YOU CHOOSE. IF YOU ARE 5 YEARS OLD, YOU ARE AWARDED $5.00; IF YOU ARE 50 YEARS OLD,
YOU ARE AWARDED $50.00. YOU MAY CHOOSE MORE THAN ONE CHARITY TO DONATE YOUR “MONEY" TO.
COME OUT FOR A GREAT HIKE, FOLLOWED BY A FREE LUNCH AND SOUVENIR GIFT - ALL COMPLIMENTS OF HUDSON FARM CLUB
Also new for 2017, Enjoy of “Taste of Hopatcong” featuring local restaurants including Alice’s and Glasser’s Seafood and Steakhouse
ANY QUESTIONS. CALL Anthony or Donna Luciani at 201-874-1412 or 973-222-8398
JOIN US ON FACEBOOK AT HUDSON FARM HIKE FOR HOPATCONG
Sponsored by The Hudson Farm Club
Special thanks to the following contributors: Sign Art, Eastern Propane, French's Food, PMZ Landscaping and Leber Lakeside Funeral Home
|Event Date||05-20-2017 7:00 am|
|Event End Date||05-20-2017 11:00 am|