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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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Dog park

I walk my large 110lb mastiff here everyday, regardless of the weather. We thoroughly enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
kare908
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West Orange
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Oasis of Greenery in Essex County

This parkland has something for everyone. There is the Turtleback Zoo which has been upgraded to a... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Skater741
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Short Hills, New Jersey
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“hemlock falls” (7 reviews)
“dog park” (20 reviews)
“hiking trails” (11 reviews)
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So. Orange Ave. & Cherry Lane, (spans Millburn, Maplewood and West Orange), West Orange, NJ 07052
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Reviewed 30 April 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 26 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 20 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 17 October 2016

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

Thank meema69
Reviewed 12 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 9 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
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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
22 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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