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Ringwood State Park

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So beautiful and so close.

So beautiful and so close. Fall is here and it will just get prettier. I have been going here for... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Newfoundland, New Jersey
Nice drive beautiful scenery

It is nice place to barbeque, picnic and spend time with friends and family. Swimming is permitted... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Lisha M
Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

So beautiful and so close. Fall is here and it will just get prettier. I have been going here for over 40 years.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

It is nice place to barbeque, picnic and spend time with friends and family. Swimming is permitted. Boating rental is also available. Free parking.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lisha M
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We rented a kayak and a row boat. Prices were reasonable. Get there early if you want a kayak, those seemed to go fast. We also walked around the outside of the historical buildings. Very nicely kept, and interesting to see the history of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank CSIGirl7
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

Date of experience: October 2017
2  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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2017
3  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

Date of experience: May 2017
3  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

Date of experience: May 2017
4  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

Date of experience: August 2016
3  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

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank Tsmith501
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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