South Mountain Reservation, West Orange

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  • I visited this park a few times before I moved out of the area and it, like many of the parks in the area, is quite nice. The area around the lake and McLoone's is nice for families and is an easy pla...  more »
  • Ive spent years in this reservation, with my kids, for hiking purposes, to climb up upon the waterfalls, to partake frequently with the doggie park and to enjoy the history of george washingtons rock ...  more »
  • lots of fun for the whole family. many things to do there for everyone. during warm weather its much better.  more »
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  • Great place to hike. Very dog friendly as well. Lots of hiking trail choices, from the main path that's very easy to walk along, to some moderately intermediate uphill treks. Plenty of palaces to park as well. Huge children's play area and a boardwalk that surrounds the main reservation provides for a more leisurely 1 and 1/2 mile walk. Turtle back zoo is adjacent and represents a very family friendly activity.
  • It's a nice mountain with medium trails, but it is VERY poorly marked. There is very little in the way of maps that are easily obtainable or of any good quality. If you plan on making the hike make sure you don't have any time constraints because it's very easy to get lost, even if only for a few minutes
  • Beautiful park and place for kids to play. The equipment is safe and colorful. This is a wonderful place to bring your children. It is a nice spacious playground and usually empty on chillier days. Over looks a beautiful lake and pathway.
  • It's a wonderful place to visit, especially if you have children...beautiful environment for them. And the adults can glide slowly on the lake using duck boats..peaceful and enchanting all at the same time. Please visit. It's the best in the summer time.
  • I visited this park a few times before I moved out of the area and it, like many of the parks in the area, is quite nice. The area around the lake and McLoone's is nice for families and is an easy place to go jogging. I particularly liked the trails that go deep into the park as they're quite nice for trail running and offer a varied terrain for a fun run. It's pretty well maintained and I would recommend it to anyone looking to spend more time in nature.
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