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The Highlands Natural Pool

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Great hiking!

This is a great place for hiking! It's just peaceful, and dog-friendly. There's a pond, a stream... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2018
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
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

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!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 5, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Nicola_Collar
Reviewed June 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  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

Date of experience: July 2016
3  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

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Patricia S
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

Date of experience: August 2016
3  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

Date of experience: August 2015
3  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

Date of experience: July 2015
4  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

Date of experience: August 2015
5  Thank AmyNYC
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