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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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A slice of nature in suburbia

Wonderful place to stroll, hike, bike, skate, etc. Wildlife, fauna, flora, beautiful views... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
meema69
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South Orange, New Jersey
Beautiful outdoor activity in essex county

beautiful in the fall. went with a group of friends for an impromptu hike. the colors of the... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Angela N
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West Orange, New Jersey
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“dog park” (20 reviews)
“hiking trails” (10 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 18 October 2016

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

Thank meema69
Reviewed 13 October 2016

beautiful in the fall. went with a group of friends for an impromptu hike. the colors of the leaves were beautiful. the trails were easy to navigate.

Thank Angela N
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Took the grand kids here for a walk, picnic and watching the dogs romp in the dog park. No cars are allowed from the dog park area to the overlook, so its a good safe place for kids---but do watch out for bikers. Better than...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The South Mountain Reservation can be a nearby respite from the day-to-day grind known as "life in Northern New Jersey." From here, one can hike in the former woodlot that once served the Oranges until the Industrial Age when coal became the fuel of choice....More

Thank Knot_my_reel_name
Reviewed 20 August 2016

There is so much to do at South Mountain Reservation. The Turtleback Zoo, Mini-Golf Safari, Regatta Playground where you will find great rest rooms, Paddle Boating, Clipper Pavilion, Wildflower and Sculpture Park, Dog Park and hiking. When deciding to hike on of the many trails...More

5  Thank duck8to
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to the reservation for years, it's an oasis of green in a pretty congested area. Given the high population within 15 minute radius it's pretty quiet on the trails, which can are well managed, but busy on the main path at the...More

1  Thank gordon C
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is a beautiful area for hiking. You can easily spend 3 hours hiking around, exploring different areas, without covering the same area twice. Highlights include the overlook - a scenic view - and the falls - beautiful stream coming down different levels of rocks....More

1  Thank 528jilliand
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I have been going to the Reservation multiple times a week for over ten years. It is 2000 acres of protected land with trails, hills and streams. We have been taking our dogs there to run and go swimming. Dogs are supposed to stay leashed,...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

we use the closed off area for running/walking/biking. Great workout with all the inclines. Able to get a good 3mile run with out worrying about cars

Thank rasta81
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Straddling Pleasant Valley Way from West Orange to Milburn the reservation has plenty of places to hike and picnic. It also has a couple of places (notably in Millburn) to take your kids to fish. Hiking along one of the streams traversing the reservation is...More

Thank TonyK300
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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
23 August 2015|
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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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