South Mountain Reservation, West Orange

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  • September 9, 2017
    Started at Locust Grove parking lot in Millburn and ended up at Hemlock falls, for a total of about 6 miles. Great hike! Many trails, such as the Lenape and the Rahway trail. Met many friendly people,...  more »
  • September 4, 2017
    Lived around here all my life but never been here.Great place to walk around the lake,fish,picnic,or just relax.Paddle Boats available,playground and picnic areas and plenty of places to chill.Nearby ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    I love this place. For hiking, walking, picnicking. It is amazing. The old beautiful bridges you can cross, the honeysuckle, mixed with wild rose... and fields of ferns. I love this place!  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    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?
  • July 9, 2017
    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.
  • June 21, 2017
    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.
  • June 6, 2017
    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.
  • April 29, 2017
    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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