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Amazing trails

I've lived in Maplewood for 7 years and just recently discovered the Reservation. It is a truly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York, NY
Beauty for days. Hikers Love

Most beautiful hiking area. Great lengths to walk, greens to rest on and good playground. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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So. Orange Ave. & Cherry Lane, (spans Millburn, Maplewood and West Orange), West Orange, NJ 07052
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived in Maplewood for 7 years and just recently discovered the Reservation. It is a truly magical, amazing place! Go get lost in the woods :)

Thank Pennoyer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most beautiful hiking area. Great lengths to walk, greens to rest on and good playground. Beautiful with water creek, hiking and BBQ facility provision for families.

Thank OnAir826161
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Overall I really liked this park. I do recommend that you wear bug spray if you are at all sensitive to bites. I wish that they would post signs at the intersections of the trails but you can at least guess if you take a...More

Thank Anon8815
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We came round trip from Path train to Newark Penn Station and then by #70 bus to Millburn Station. The park is about a 5 minute walk from there via Glen Avenue. At the entrance is the blue marked hiking trail. It is hilly but...More

Thank barry m
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

South Mountain reservation is a beautiful Oasis in Essex County New Jersey. The main street through the reservation is a lovely curving road that is very scenic. There's lots of great hiking trails and places to explore.

Thank jadmar01
Reviewed 19 June 2018

What a wonderful place to take a walk. It's about 1.2 miles around a lake so there is always a water view. The county did a nice job with plants and the existing trees are perfect. Park behind the ice rink or in the restauraunts...More

Thank bobdrack
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I live adjacent to the South Mountain Reservation. It is a great place with something for everyone. Nice trails, water features and picnic areas. Great place year round.

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Many different wooded trails or if you prefer, stay on the paved pathway. We went in early spring so not too many blooms to see. There is a huge dog park with all kinds of ramps and play equipment. Moly draw back is that the...More

1  Thank elizabeth s
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

I love coming to the reservation to sit and read, or take a nice walk. I don’t have a dog but i’ve noticed they have a nice dog park as well. Also if you enjoy a hike they also have a waterfall.

Thank guti023
Reviewed 7 February 2018

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...More

Thank Kevin B
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Pio C
21 July 2016|
Response from Rolinsky | Reviewed this property |
Sunrise to sunset///
5 June 2016|
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.
23 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