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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
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Hiker's and dog's heaven

I have been going to the Reservation multiple times a week for over ten years. It is 2000 acres of protected land with trails, hills and streams. We have been taking our dogs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2016
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West orange, nj
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West orange, nj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I have been going to the Reservation multiple times a week for over ten years. It is 2000 acres of protected land with trails, hills and streams. We have been taking our dogs there to run and go swimming. Dogs are supposed to stay leashed, but responsible owners let them off leash and respect joggers and others without dogs. One... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

we use the closed off area for running/walking/biking. Great workout with all the inclines. Able to get a good 3mile run with out worrying about cars

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Straddling Pleasant Valley Way from West Orange to Milburn the reservation has plenty of places to hike and picnic. It also has a couple of places (notably in Millburn) to take your kids to fish. Hiking along one of the streams traversing the reservation is fun and adventurous especially for the young.

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Thank TonyK300
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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Thank sweetjaile09
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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, 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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Thank sandy m
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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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