Freeholder Barrett Announces Trail Naming Contest Winners


JANUARY 27, 2010 – Middlesex County Freeholder Carol Barrett, liaison to the County’s Open Space Committee, announced today the winners of the Tamarack Hollow Preserve trail naming contest.

The winning entries are:

First place – “Hidden Holly Trail” from Theresa Seidler and Joe Rutch, East Brunswick

Runners up – “Holly Hollow Trail” from Owen B. Sheard, East Brunswick       

                      “Barkley Run” from the Agey Family, East Brunswick

Honorable Mentions – “Larch Trail” and “World Tree Trail”


The contest was open to all students and residents who hiked the new half-mile, orange blazed trail at the Tamarack Hollow Preserve in East Brunswick, and was sponsored by the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Middlesex County Department of Parks and Recreation to mark the opening of several new trails at the Preserve. The new trails and parking area were completed this past summer by the Middlesex County Youth Conservation Corps.

“Numerous entries were received and choosing a winner was difficult,” said Freeholder Carol Barrett, liaison to the County’s Open Space Committee.  “There were suggestions from local residents of all ages, some who have been neighbors to the Preserve all of their lives.  I would like to thank everyone who took the time to send in their suggestions and help us give a name to this beautiful new trail.”

The Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Parks Department encourage everyone to explore the Tamarack Hollow Preserve and the new Hidden Holly Trail. Directions, trail maps and additional information about the preserve can be found on the Middlesex County Parks Department Web site,

For contest questions or additional information, please contact Valerie Lysenko at (732) 745-3064 or Rick Lear at (732) 745-5988.