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South Mountain Reservation

So. Orange Ave. & Cherry Lane, (spans Millburn, Maplewood and West Orange), West Orange, NJ 07052
+1 973-268-3500
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A great place to enjoy nature.

I love coming to the reservation to sit and read, or take a nice walk. I don’t have a dog but i’ve... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
guti023
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Kearny, New Jersey
via mobile
Very nice park!

I visited this park a few times before I moved out of the area and it, like many of the parks in... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
Kevin B
,
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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Travellers talk about
“dog park” (22 reviews)
“hemlock falls” (7 reviews)
“essex county” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
So. Orange Ave. & Cherry Lane, (spans Millburn, Maplewood and West Orange), West Orange, NJ 07052
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+1 973-268-3500
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"dog park"
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"hemlock falls"
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"essex county"
in 11 reviews
"hiking trails"
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"paddle boats"
in 10 reviews
"south mountain"
in 6 reviews
"locust grove"
in 3 reviews
"new jersey"
in 9 reviews
"great hiking"
in 5 reviews
"going home"
in 2 reviews
"outdoor activity"
in 2 reviews
"excellent trails"
in 2 reviews
"scenic overlooks"
in 2 reviews
"ice skating"
in 3 reviews
"miles and miles"
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"highlawn pavilion"
in 3 reviews
"walking path"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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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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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Ive spent years in this reservation, with my kids, for hiking purposes, to climb up upon the waterfalls, to partake frequently with the doggie park and to enjoy the history of george washingtons rock (where he used to view the movement of the british troops...More

Thank SwimJog
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

lots of fun for the whole family. many things to do there for everyone. during warm weather its much better.

Thank shayawestorange
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is a great spot for walking, hiking, and running. There are short easy trails, longer trails, we haven't even explored all of them and we're always discovering something new. Beautiful views and if it's recently rained there are several great spots with waterfalls. Also...More

Thank Mona B
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

S. Mt. Res is an amazing area in the middle of West Orange/Maplewood/Millburn. Excellent trails to run on. Great for family hikes. It even has a dog park.

Thank Charlie M
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Large forested area within 30 mins of a major metropol like NYC! This is a hidden gem; such a great area to hike, walk, spend quality time. You may also grab something to eat at the nearby boathouse with lake view. Another great place in...More

Thank Ustundag
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Lots of trails, a couple of waterfalls, hemlock falls not far off of south orange avenue. Great terrain for dogs. There is even a swimming hole that is great for pups to play in. We visit at least once or twice a week.

Thank Abby K
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Interest area with hiking trails, many picnic areas, lake with paddle boating, mini golf course and near the Turtle Back Zoo. Has a large first class rated restaurant McLoone's with a deck/patio over looking the lake.

Thank 884tonyl
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Nice mountain area to visit with a very fantastic view. This is in a very nice area of West Orange. Nice area to Barbecue

Thank shaydean19
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Nearby Attractions
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Pio C
22 July 2016|
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Response from Rolinsky | Reviewed this property |
Sunrise to sunset///
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sengli123
6 June 2016|
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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.
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AREEN7
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
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