Saturday, October 30, 2021

Nature-Based Wanderings in Montclair, New Jersey

 Each section of Montclair — it’s a city with four different downtowns — is blessed with abundance green spaces.

In Upper Montclair, I wandered through a bucolic landscape at Yantacaw Brook Park where it’s easy to sit mindfully on one of the many benches just staring at the clouds and their reflections in the placid water.

In Montclair Center, the grounds of the bucolic Van Vleck House and Gardens are networked with shaded paths that course through dense woodlands. Well-placed benches beckon visitors to sit and stay awhile.