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South Mountain Reservation

So. Orange Ave. & Cherry Lane, (spans Millburn, Maplewood and West Orange), West Orange, NJ 07052
+1 973-268-3500
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Everyday Adventure

Miles and miles of hiking trails. Hemlock falls, watering holes and typical forest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leslie F
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West Orange, New Jersey
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A great place to get away

The Reservation is one of my favorite places to go for a quick hike, alone or with my family... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom P
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“dog park” (20 reviews)
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So. Orange Ave. & Cherry Lane, (spans Millburn, Maplewood and West Orange), West Orange, NJ 07052
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+1 973-268-3500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Miles and miles of hiking trails. Hemlock falls, watering holes and typical forest vegetation. Art sculptures, fenced nature walk and 2 fenced dog parks are also available. As well as a 2 mile paved loop that houses a 911 memorial.

Thank Leslie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Reservation is one of my favorite places to go for a quick hike, alone or with my family. Several miles long (north to south) and a mile or two wide, it is crisscrossed with trails of all kinds. There are ponds and waterfalls, stream-side...More

Thank Tom P
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome. Beautiful and fun for all ages. Good for all seasons. I've taken my grandchildren to the park1 time, and my 95 yr. old mom for a wheel chair stroll. All handicap and stroller accessible. Parking a little difficult. Going home it's hard to make...More

Thank Gina V
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

I walk my large 110lb mastiff here everyday, regardless of the weather. We thoroughly enjoy the fenced in dog park areas as well as the nature trails where you can walk for miles without ever seeing another human. Excellent way to go back to nature...More

1  Thank kare908
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This parkland has something for everyone. There is the Turtleback Zoo which has been upgraded to a truly world-class location. There are picnic areas for relaxing and walking trails in the woods. There are scenic overlooks of the entire area and views of New York...More

Thank Skater741
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The trails are great, but my purpose was to take pictures of the NYC skyline, as seen on the website. From the lookout, the trees have grown significantly, and there are NO clear views.

1  Thank AREEN7
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We love the South Mountain Reservation. There's a nice dog park, with separate fenced-in areas for big and small dogs. There are numerous hiking trails, with a waterfall as a nice destination, places to skate and cycle. A local treasure.

Thank jeannie2nyc
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

South Mountain Reservation is a great place for families to walk or hike together. Good scenery, good workout, great family time!

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I signed up for a trail run and was absolutely amazed by the serenity and beauty of this nature reserve. The trail run was 10 miles and I actually walked a great deal of it due to the rocks and terrain. Very beautiful for a...More

Thank ThreesonsNJ
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Wonderful place to stroll, hike, bike, skate, etc. Wildlife, fauna, flora, beautiful views. Scenery changes with the seasons.

Thank meema69
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Pio C
21 July 2016|
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Response from Rolinsky | Reviewed this property |
Sunrise to sunset///
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sengli123
5 June 2016|
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Response from Santhosh9 | Reviewed this property |
There is a Waterfront restaurant and a pavilion for parties right in front of the beautiful lake and is awesome .....Iam not sure about the authorities concerned for seeking approvals.
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AREEN7
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Response from hmd55 | Reviewed this property |
There is no gate at the access point on South Orange avenue,though there is a significant amount of road construction in the area. There area by the Eagle Rock access is also the way to a restaurant Highlawn Pavillion, so... More
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