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Ringwood State Park

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Address: Ringwood, NJ
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One of my favorite places

I am so happy to live near this park. For a relatively small park, it has so much to offer. There are plenty of paths and roads for a stroll, hiking paths for a more rigorous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2014
Nancy R
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Wanaque, New Jersey
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Wanaque, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I am so happy to live near this park. For a relatively small park, it has so much to offer. There are plenty of paths and roads for a stroll, hiking paths for a more rigorous workout, and lots of hills for children's sledding. The grounds remind me of Europe, and the curator of the manor house is extremely knowledgeable... More 

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Chappaqua, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Wanted us to come back in two hours. We may come back in two years.... Cooper Hewitt mansion might have been interesting but we weren't going to kill two hours out of a travel weekend waiting for another hour tour.

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Newton, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Despite going to Skylands many times, this was my first visit to Ringwood State Park, just across the street. I loved the tour of the historic mansion, but mostly I love strolling the grounds. A historic cemetery dating from colonial times is a plus for history geeks like me.

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The park offers hiking trails, quiet park roads for biking, lovely gardens and grounds for leisurely walks. We even brought our inflatable kayak to enjoy paddling around Shepherd lake

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Nanuet, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you have an interest in art, architecture, house decor or the history of the American Revolution, Ringwood Manor in Ringwood State Park (NJ), is an interesting way to spend a few hours. A tour of this impressive house, which was home to the Cooper and Hewitt families, among others, and was recently restored, takes a little over an hour.... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Some mountain views reaching back to Manhattan on a clear winter day. Enjoyable day hiking, mildly strenuous at times. Some nice waterfalls for photography.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went to the Ringwood State Park yesterday for labor day & when we arrived, we were told it was full to capacity & could not enter the park area AT ALL. We were puzzled as we knew the lake was pretty large & couldn't understand why it we were being turned away. The guard told us to come back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have to say this is by far the cleanest lake I have been to in the state of NJ! Pros: -There were lifeguards on duty -Pay by car NOT per. person rate -Very clean! -There are paddle boats, kayaks, motor boats, and regular small fishing boats for rent -Basketball court up the hill -Not crowded -Great for small hikes... More 

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Willow Street
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A rambling manor house begun in 1807 provides the setting for the lives of Peter Cooper and his son-in-law Abram S. Hewitt who purchased the house in 1853 as a country home. Many additions and renovations were made up through 1910. The rooms are beautifully furnished with family items. A knowledgeable guide leads you through the house. The house sits... More 

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Ny
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

It was a really awesome place to visit, hike take pictures & relax. Such a beautiful place and so close.

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