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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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Nice setting

We stopped here on our way to the Highlawn Pavilion for dinner. The view of New York is beautful... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
claimsgal
,
Union, New Jersey
via mobile
Awesome Hike!

Started at Locust Grove parking lot in Millburn and ended up at Hemlock falls, for a total of about... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Stephanie S
,
Roseland, New Jersey
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  • Average5%
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“dog park” (22 reviews)
“hemlock falls” (7 reviews)
“essex county” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
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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"dog park"
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"hemlock falls"
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"essex county"
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"hiking trails"
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"paddle boats"
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"south mountain"
in 6 reviews
"locust grove"
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"new jersey"
in 9 reviews
"great hiking"
in 5 reviews
"going home"
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"outdoor activity"
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"excellent trails"
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"scenic overlooks"
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"ice skating"
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"miles and miles"
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"highlawn pavilion"
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"walking path"
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to the Highlawn Pavilion for dinner. The view of New York is beautful- the 911 memorial is moving & the whole area is just peaceful . Nice for couples or families

Thank claimsgal
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Started at Locust Grove parking lot in Millburn and ended up at Hemlock falls, for a total of about 6 miles. Great hike! Many trails, such as the Lenape and the Rahway trail. Met many friendly people, saw some really cool places, and had a...More

1  Thank Stephanie S
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Lived around here all my life but never been here.Great place to walk around the lake,fish,picnic,or just relax.Paddle Boats available,playground and picnic areas and plenty of places to chill.Nearby McLoons restarant overlooks the lake.A very enjoyable spot to visit.

Thank tojo72
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I love this place. For hiking, walking, picnicking. It is amazing. The old beautiful bridges you can cross, the honeysuckle, mixed with wild rose... and fields of ferns. I love this place!

Thank Barbara R
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 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
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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