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Ringwood State Park

Ringwood, NJ
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Nice park to visit. During the season Shepard Lake has a swimming area, boats for rent, a... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Edison, New Jersey
Escape the 'what exit' NJ and find a peaceful, pleasant and expansive walk about

NJ, where I grew up, is a place of contrasts. ANd in this instance, it is most worth seeking out... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
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Ringwood, NJ
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Nice park to visit. During the season Shepard Lake has a swimming area, boats for rent, a refreshment stand, picnic; also a boat launch area for those who have their own boat and want to fish. There are moderate hiking trails. The botanical gardens are...More

1  Thank P F B
Reviewed 14 September 2017

NJ, where I grew up, is a place of contrasts. ANd in this instance, it is most worth seeking out the pleasant, rural and uncrowded contrast - escape the urban corridor and the mega-sprawl and take a day trip up into the Ramapo Mountains.

1  Thank todrodman
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We moved to Ringwood quite a while ago now, and never actually visited Ringwood State Park until very recently. Ironic, right?! Well, we finally decided to go check it out and are very glad we did. We parked at one of the entrance points on...More

1  Thank Mdgrl79
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Bring the bug spray and plan to picnic its a great location a beautiful river and ponds a family of candian geese was on one of them the day we were there . Its a huge park so much to see and take in plus...More

2  Thank Stacie T
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We visit here often. It is one of our favorite picnic places in the general area. Ringwood has several attractions, a pre revolutionary war manor (complete with a historic cemetery), a nice walk along a carriage road, a nice walk in the woods, two longer...More

3  Thank Fudbutter
Reviewed 6 May 2017

What a beautiful find .If you ever want to spend the day in peaceful solitude and appreciate beauty in our state, this is the place!. Beautiful, serene gardens, Historic manor with tours, and a nice lake. Also, many hiking tours to just let you explore...More

1  Thank Bloomfield_njEileen
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I live 2 miles from the park and have hiked, jogged, biked, taken history tours, and ran my dog ragged there too many times to mention. Never get tired or bored of it. Beautiful scenery in all seasons. Never hassled and have snapped pics of...More

1  Thank Tsmith501
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful state park, went to take pictures it is really beautiful! There is a visitors center for bathrooms. Looks to walk thru, beautiful flowers, a nice place tucked away!

1  Thank Tazsemt
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The manor was really beautiful. Nicer the expected when I saw the outside of the home. The area around is breathtaking! Stunning grounds. A very calm place to spend a nice day

1  Thank marty344
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Visited the park for my first hike which began and end near the manor. The trails we took were considered moderate, which weren't as taxing as I would have expected. There weren't a lot of bugs, but that may have been due to the time...More

1  Thank Steve S
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11 July 2017|
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Response from Fudbutter | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are grills by almost all picnic benches We have never used them but I've seen others doing so The park is Carry In/Carry Out (i.e. no trash cans) so I am unsure how you deal with the hot coals or any other... More
23 June 2016|
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Response from Steve S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I saw lots of people with the furry pets. So I believe that they are allowed.