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Long Pond Ironworks State Park

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Address: Rte 511 (Greenwood Lake Turnpike), West Milford, NJ 07456-1799
Phone Number: +1 973-962-7031
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History and natural beauty abounds

The focus of this park is the ruins of the Long Pond Ironworks, which date to the 1700's. The rubble from the 18th century furnace is still there, as are the remains of the 19th... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2016
Brian S
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Morris County, NJ
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Morris County, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The focus of this park is the ruins of the Long Pond Ironworks, which date to the 1700's. The rubble from the 18th century furnace is still there, as are the remains of the 19th century furnace and many of outbuildings. The park is laced with miles of hiking trails ranging from flat woods roads to rugged, narrow trails. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This hundred acre park in West Milford features a small visitors center with a few maps and artifacts from the long history of iron mining in this area. There are a number of different buildings, mostly closed or an extreme disrepair. The stars of the show, however, are two gigantic waterwheels, one partially restored and the other apparently being protected... More 

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Bloomingdale, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is a great place for a quiet walk in an area of historic restoration. There are several homes either restored or under restoration, a water wheel, paths and woods. It's quiet and extremely private

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West Milford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This place is really unusual- and still endangered due to need for more funding. The people who run it have done a great job thus far- with several buildings being saved, a nice museum shop, and several incredible exhibits- the remaining restored mill wheel is awe inspiring. Also, the history here is really important- this place manufactured iron materials used... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

This 145 acre park contains the remains of three large iron works machinery, very impressive in their size and complexity. There is also a visitors center and a small museum open on restricted hours spring, summer and fall. The site is very very beautiful with the river, many trees and a number of vistas. Even in the winter the easy... More 

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sparta, nj
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

See a number of homes dating to the early and mid-1800s. The visitor center was closed but a number of informational brochures were available. The homes were also closed up. Nice short walk….once you are away from the road it is a bit deserted. Great to imagine the past here….which you can do easily when there is no car traffic.... More 

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Greenwood Lake, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

I was there with my dog, and a very menacing man, dressed in all black, came up behind us. Then disappeared. I called the police and was told not to return to the area

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West Milford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

A place managed totally by volunteers trying to maintain the local history alife. With love for history and a lot of enthusiasm, and little money the site is wonderful for hiking and learning history. they have diffrent events over the summer. look for their web pare and also in FaceBook. Do not miss the museum.

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West Milford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

Boat on Monksville resavoir Fishings good ,My get luckey and spot some of the resident otters , Or site one of the local black bears the historic buildings which are being restored give a sense of the history of area worth a vist

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

Although it would be nice if they had more signage around showing 'older times', it is still a nice little park showing the ironwork process. There are also some nice hiking trails off the main one - particularly if you cross the little bridge. Also nice area to canoe or kayak from the boat launch.

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