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