Long Pond Ironworks State Park, West Milford

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#29 of 32 in Nature in New Jersey
Long Pond Ironworks State Park is located in West Milford. Long Pond Ironworks State Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, West Milford Edition.
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  • This was the access bridge to one of our favorite West Milford hikes. But when Hurricane Sandy took the bridge out the trail was inaccessible. Finally the Nynj trail conference rebuilt the bridge. Tha...  more »
  • My son and I inspected the new bridge at Long Pond Ironworks State Park last month; some of the funds were donated by the Janet Ross Fund, in honor of my wife and his mother. The water was very high, ...  more »
  • Great medium experience level good hike for family and friends. Plenty of fishing and wildlife to see including a bear .Enjoy the views  more »
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  • Doesn't look like much from the street but behind the first two "old" buildings is a trail full of 250 years of history. Not just a forest trail: Around every bend is another structure from an ironworking village dating back to George Washington. Great views of the reservoir and the river. This place is good for a short (2 hour) and easy hike, even for small children; or if you want an adventure, the map shows a longer trail that leads to Ringwood Manor. If you come during open museum hours, the staff are very excited to explain more of the history and the iron artifacts. They also put on shows (like Shakespeare or night-time candle walks), so if you're local, ask for a schedule of upcoming events.
  • The waterwheel is awesome!

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