South Mountain Reservation, West Orange

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  • Interest area with hiking trails, many picnic areas, lake with paddle boating, mini golf course and near the Turtle Back Zoo. Has a large first class rated restaurant McLoone's with a deck/patio over ...  more »
  • Nice mountain area to visit with a very fantastic view. This is in a very nice area of West Orange. Nice area to Barbecue  more »
  • 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  more »
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  • Beautiful heavily wooded reserve with trails ranging from easy stroll to challenging uphill climb. Multiple parking lots, pet friendly (they even have a dog park), and close to public transportation. Cool your feet off in the creek after your toil. Did I mention the adorable handcrafted "fairy" houses nestled into random tree stumps? Can you find them all?
  • South Mountain Reservation is a great destination for both young & old alike!!! The reservation is a great place for a morning run, an evening walk, a paddle boat ride on the resident swans, or just relaxing sitting by the water. The playground is an excellent facility for those with young children, as is, Turtle Back Zoo which is right next door. If you are hungry grab a bite to eat at the BoatHouse.
  • Great for kids or just people who like to be outdoors. Good playground with activities for kids of various ages. Close to the zoo. Paddle boat rides. And a great trail to walk around the water.
  • Such a cute little fairy trail that's great for toddlers. So beautiful, especially near the creek/river. The zoo is also perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
  • I went to the zoo attached to the park. It was amazing my 2 year old loved the animals. There is also a lmhuge kids park not 5 minutes away walking and an above ground activity center. Parking is plenty but when they are busy it takes a while to get through the traffic. Little shuttle takes you between the back lots and the park the restaurant and the zoo.

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