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The Highlands Natural Pool

Address: 180 Snake Den Rd. Ringwood, NJ, Ringwood, NJ 07456
Phone Number: 973-835-4299
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Ranked #3 of 4 things to do in Ringwood
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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English first
New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

About a year ago my boyfriend dragged me to this place after we ran out of Lakes to visit. Every lake we have visited or beach is always crowded at the swimming area and picnic/BBQ as well. We went to the natural pool and we had a great time, it felt like we were in a totally different country. The... More 

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River Edge, New Jersey
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112 reviews 112 reviews
41 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I had read a review a couple of months ago in our local newspaper and have been wanting to visit this place since then. After today, I now want to see who wrote that story, so that I recognize the hyperbole in that writer's future articles. It is like a day in the mountains, far away from sophisticated urban centers... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Went to this place for the first time last weekend (July 5th), what a pretty place. Quiet, clean, no chlorine! You can BBQ right outside of the pool area or bring a picnic with you. My only warning is IT'S A NATURAL POOL, you may see fish/frogs in the water. It's like swimming in a lake or other body of... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was nothing like what I had seen on the website. The place looked run-down. The person who checked us in, though, was very nice. It is a natural pool (like swimming in a lake). However, I didn't know there were salamanders in the water!!! Couldn't do it, had to get my money back.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Ok, we've been coming here since 1995 and have been members every year except 1 because we couldn't go that summer. It's fed from the Norvin green reservoir and teaming with wildlife around it. Cool water, you won't cool off any better. Opens Memorial Day weekend and then is open every day till 7PM after school closes. It's complete with... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I am almost hesitate to say too many good things about this magical place because I don't want to crowd it. It's a lovely way to spend a lazy day. Chlorine free water and they provide kids with a net and a small container to catch salamanders, tad poles and frogs. They have a kids pool, an adult pool and... More 

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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I'm a little bit prejudiced because I grew up near here, and this is the pool where I learned how to swim, but having traveled all over the world, I have yet to find a better place to swim. It's clean, uncrowded, in beautiful rustic surroundings. No chlorine so your eyes won't burn, the water comes from a mountain stream... More 

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2008

The Highlands Natural Pool is a stream-fed chemical-free pond with stone retaining walls and a safe children’s area -- a great place to swim in a natural setting during the summer. The pool is adjacent to Norvin Green State Forest which contains miles of hiking trails. The pool is a great destination for a summer day of picnicing, hiking, and... More 

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