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South Mountain Reservation

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Address: So. Orange Ave. & Cherry Lane, (spans Millburn, Maplewood and West Orange), West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone Number: +1 973-268-3500
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Breathtaking !

Very beautiful park! Free parking and there's a big playground for children there. This park is sooooo beautiful. Watched a very nice sunset from here. There are romantic paddle... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 June 2016
sweetjaile09
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful park! Free parking and there's a big playground for children there. This park is sooooo beautiful. Watched a very nice sunset from here. There are romantic paddle boats you can take before 7:30 pm. Must see this park!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

This is a great place to walk your dog and get in some exercise too. People are friendly and so are their pets. Restrooms available for the public and they are nice and clean.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

A beautiful place to spend time with children, be it the amazing playground, the pond side walk, the amazing boating ride, the little hiking trails.. This place is a must visit during the summers..

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I take my grandchildren there at every chance we get. Just walking around the water is an experience. The view is breathtaking and my boys enjoy extremely.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Have been here many times to run, hike and go to the dog park. I bring my kids on 9/11 to see the view of the city and there is a memorial set up then. The trails range in level of difficulty and the waterfalls are pretty.

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new jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Was driving past and came across two lakes and waterfalls some interesting abandoned stone and brick structures and some geese very pleasant!

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

I live near the reservation and I feel so grateful that I have these wonderful hiking trails right at my doorstep. The county and the local towns take very good care of this reservation and it shows. There are constant improvements being made. There is many hikes to choose from easy to difficult, picnic grounds, waterfalls, and a famous dog... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Pretty big reservation, closed street to rollerblade, bike or run... Nice trails to hike or mountain bike and a very nice caged dog park

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South Orange, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Pot holes in roads need to be fixed or at least marked. They are deeper than they appear. I wish dog walkers would obey the lease signs on the paths.

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Thank FlanneryTwin
West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

South Mountain Reservation area has something for everyone! Beautiful walking trails, large pond with "swan" paddle boats, great children's playground, miniature golf, an excellent small zoo, a Treetop Adventure Course on two levels (for children and for adults) and a lovely restaurant overlooking the pond. Hours of fun for all!

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