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The Highlands Natural Pool

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The Highlands Natural Pool

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l g wrote a review Jul 2020
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Got escorted by cops for playing music on my phone. Literally my phone. Not a speaker, not a bluetooth portable device, it was just my phone. Volume was the same as a ringtone volume would be. I had to be next to my phone to be able to hear it. The security man has an authority trauma that thinks he can yell at people and lie to police officers saying we had loud music, when even the table next to us told the officers they couldnt even hear the music. He was not professional and was probably a drill sergeant by the way he yelled at people. Will not be supporting this place anymore. That security guard had a problem with every table there. He’s the reason people are not coming back. Such a beautiful place to be wasted by an angry man...
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Passiontravelphoto wrote a review Sep 2019
New York City, New York81 contributions50 helpful votes
I was disappointed with this pool. It was in a nice area in the woods. However, it didn’t look very clean it’s a natural pool no chlorine is used. The deep end was in a sunny area but only adults and children who pass the swim test can go there. The shallow area was shady. Also, admission wasn’t free. Wasn’t worth the money. It was a nice getaway from the city though.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Laury P wrote a review Oct 2018
7 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a great place for hiking! It's just peaceful, and dog-friendly. There's a pond, a stream, and a mountain to climb that has a lake at the top!
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Christine M wrote a review Aug 2018
Nanuet, New York287 contributions97 helpful votes
Went here yesterday with my 14-year-old daughter at her friend. We went there when she was little and I didn’t really remember too much about it. It is set in the beautiful mountains in New Jersey. The ride there was beautiful as well coming from the New York area. It is set back in the woods. The entrance fee was $10 for adults and anyone under 17 only $5. Very small and perfect for a relaxing day out. The pool is kind of like a small lake. It is fed from outside water source and there is no chlorine in the water. They are frogs and salamanders but they said they don’t see 🐠 . The people there were extremely nice. The girls really enjoyed it. We sat at a table we had a nice lunch they played cards and swim in the nice cool water. The water is on the deep side on one side and so everyone is required to take a swim test. The other section is fenced off for the smaller kids, the water is more shallow. Even the kids there were friendly, including the lifeguard, they were all actually having swim races together. It is a nonprofit so they have volunteers. The one man that was there is a pretty regular volunteer and he was just super friendly. They have wi-fi and give you the password. They sell noodles for two dollars each. They sell ice cream for $1.50. You could even barbecue right on the outside. They also have a sand volleyball court. It was not crowded and when I asked somebody if it does get crowded they said it usually stays pretty much like we saw it yesterday most of the time. The bathroom is a fancy port-a potty... The toilets flush and it is very clean.. the changing rooms are very nice and clean as well. I thought it was very enjoyable and the surroundings make it very peaceful. I recommend a trip there if you are nearby.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Nicola_Collar wrote a review Jul 2018
Bernardsville, New Jersey4 contributions9 helpful votes
Didn’t have a good experience here, if you have small kids they have to take a swim test. Apparently you have to be able to swim with “form” - my kid did the distance but not to the standard the life guard required. It kind of put a downer on the rest of the day. Without a wristband my daughter couldn’t swim in 3/4 of the lake with the rest of her pals, couldn’t even stand on the side..she was told by another life guard.. even if I accompanied her. My daughter is 7 and swims with a level of proficiency where she passed the town pool swim test just fine.The kids played for a bit in the 1/4 pool she was allowed in. They found a snake and salamander which was cool, then the lifeguard blew the whistle for the 10th time and said they couldn’t touch the salamander. All in all given the rules,inflexibility vs the facility itself I would say not worth the trip.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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