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The Highlands Natural Pool

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Great day trip!

This is a great day trip but get there early so you can get a space to set your things. By... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2017
Marcia T
Astoria, New York
Good time

It was about 100 degrees out when we visited the pool we expect the normal over crowding no where... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2016
Victoria T
via mobile
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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...More

2  Thank Nicola_Collar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a treat! My wife found this spot after searching online for "best lake swimming in New Jersey." It's a little out of the way, but worth the trip to this natural pool fed by a stream. There's a more shallow end for bad swimmers...More

Thank Ethan H
Reviewed February 22, 2017

This is a great day trip but get there early so you can get a space to set your things. By midmorning, this place is packed. The water is FREEZING! We went on a day when it was almost 100 degrees out and the water...More

2  Thank Marcia T
Reviewed January 1, 2017

My friend and I had a wonderful time on a hot summer day. I loved that the pool is spring fed and enjoyed the location near Norvin Green State Park and the ability for find a public-access pool near my home. Subsequent to my visit,...More

1  Thank HanSoloTraveler
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

It was about 100 degrees out when we visited the pool we expect the normal over crowding no where to park etc. Whenwe arrived we were shocked to find parking right by the gate. There were lots of people picnicing under the trees. The shallow...More

2  Thank Victoria T
Reviewed September 5, 2015

This is a terrific place to escape from the craziness of cities. I've been going up there since childhood and it's gotten even better. The pool is free of chlorine and fed by streams. There are large sun-protected tables on one side. Before entering the...More

2  Thank samihadance70
Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a very large stream fed pool in the woods of Ringwood. A very natural atmosphere. If you are looking for pristine and chlorine, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a beautiful, earthy, wooded setting and don't mind...More

3  Thank Jrzyrock
Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you compare this to a town swimming pool, it's really nice. The water is clean, without chlorine. That's a big plus. The surroundings are quite lovely. The pool is split into two sections, a shallow area for children, where you can use pool noodles...More

5  Thank AmyNYC
Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

For $10 I find it very cheap! Staff are so friendly, the pool is so big, everything around is calm, beautiful and relaxing. So many insects, but that's nature.

3  Thank Wassim H
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...More

3  Thank PrincwssDeParaiso
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