Dorothy’s Way

Dorothy's Way

Dorothy's Way

Dorothy’s Way is a 500-foot soft footpath traversing a gentle slope parallel to Brook Road, marked by a trellis at the edge of the woods. It is believed that many of the rhododendrons along its length were part of a Knippenberg hybrid trial area.

The rhododendrons are usually in bloom in late May. The path takes you up close and very personal under and among the huge rhododendrons. What a way to see these fantastic blooms! The memorial trail was constructed by volunteers of all ages, and the wooden arbors at each end were Eagle Scout projects.

Ridge Road


A grove of Dexter Rhododendrons grows along Ridge Road, just past Long Valley Road on the right side. Charles Dexter (1862-1943), a Cape Cod hybridizer, created some of the most beautiful big-leaf rhododendrons in the mid-Atlantic region. On the left side are rhododendrons hybridized by Nearing, Gable and then Dexter. The rhododendrons are usually in bloom in late May.Rhododendron

Click here for more information about the Knippenberg legacy.