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Watchung Reservation

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Mountainside, NJ 07092
+1 908-277-4115
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I live here!

So much to do. The hiking trails go for miles. Fishing is fun. Would love to kayak in Suprise... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeannie B
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Mountainside, New Jersey, Usa
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OK, I've been hiking in NJ since I was a kid (DH only since we met - lo these 30+ years). We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JaxAmerican
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“enjoy nature” (3 reviews)
“picnic area” (3 reviews)
“hiking trails” (3 reviews)
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Mountainside, NJ 07092
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+1 908-277-4115
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much to do. The hiking trails go for miles. Fishing is fun. Would love to kayak in Suprise Lake. So peaceful. Trailside Museum is a great place to visit.

Thank Jeannie B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK, I've been hiking in NJ since I was a kid (DH only since we met - lo these 30+ years). We hadn't been to Watchung Reservation in over 25 years, so I downloaded a trail map from the Union County web site. It shows...More

Thank JaxAmerican
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I take my dogs here every day at lunch for their walk. Excellent variety of trails of all levels and very good parking.

Thank chrishr
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

This is a large park and so if you go away from the area around the trail center a lot of the trails are in poor repair, washed out, downed trees, etc. Off of Skytop Dr. there is a bridge that has been collapsed for...More

Thank lonerider1013
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

The Watchung reservation has many miles of hiking trails which are fairly well marked and there are maps showing you where to go. Park also has horse riding, a nature center, large playgrounds, and a lot of offerings for families and individuals a like. I...More

Thank coachmikec
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

I enjoy hiking the trails and there are plenty of other things to do/ great playground, horses, museums and fields A true gem of union county!!!

Thank coachmikec
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Quite simply in our nations most densely populated state you can get outside an enjoy nature Garden State style. Fishing, hiking, and observing wildlife are just some of the green activities you can do, Enjoy!

2  Thank JerseyJohnnie
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

We have been visiting this place for decades and its still a favorite place to get away from hectic everyday activities. Take the kids on a hike and walk in the woods,you can horseback ride and fish in the streams too, nature is calling you.

Thank 4onpark
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I come here with friends to walk the trails. It's quiet... The occasional jogger comes past or other people hiking the trails. We always get lost and end up somewhere new. The trails aren't marked well marked and some are narrow, so try to remember...More

Thank MissDawnAnn
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

A haven of tranquility, peace and refreshment located between Mountainside, Summit, Berkeley Heights, and Scotch Plains is the Watchung Reservation.

Thank mountainside
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Anon8815
12 December 2017|
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Response from 4onpark | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are allowed into the reservation though I am not sure that is the case on the bridal paths. There is a Trailside Science and Nature Center with a website - however Trip Advisor won't allow me to include that site... More
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TerryTerry507
15 June 2017|
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Response from truetray | Reviewed this property |
Terry, I do not recall a visitor center - There is Trailside Museum which is a small building at the western edge of the park with displays on the topography and wild life but I do not recall a cafe. It is no where nearly... More
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