Ringwood State Park
Ringwood State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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DavefromNJ
Montclair, NJ334 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
My wife and our 22 year old son and I did a great 4+ mile hike on a hot Sunday morning. We arrived about 11am and there was ample parking ($5) . We hiked from lot A on the white trail- connected to the red trail and went past the lake ; and then kept following the red trail to the green trail and back to white - which dropped us back near lot A. It was hilly and rocky but the trails are well marked and well maintained. There is a beautiful garden on the grounds and the restrooms were open. Masks a must on the public grounds. It’s worth a visit.
Written July 19, 2020
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sarahnd93
4 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Love coming here to walk and enjoy a sunny day. The historic architecture is beautiful and I really enjoy the unique areas you happen upon while walking like the cemetery and the smaller houses! My boyfriend and I have visited many times during each season and we never get tired of the beautiful scenery. The parking lot is usually packed on the weekends but the grounds are so large that it never feels overly crowded.
Written January 8, 2022
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amburwynd
Mississippi4 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
Gardens, lakes, waterfalls, art galleries, historical mansions, swimming holes, trails to hike, babbling brooks, water wheels and history galore: that's just part of what awaits you at the Ringwood State Park in northern New Jersey you're going to love your visit!
Written April 23, 2015
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viganiko
Monterey, MA1,469 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
The buildings and gardens looked quite tired, we arrived too late for tours, it might have been better if we could go in. The natural environment is beautiful, but they could do so much more for the gardens. It is full of old sculptures and stonewalls. It would be a much nicer experience when things are green and in bloom.
Written March 7, 2020
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Bloomfield_njEileen
bloomfield,nj23 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
What a beautiful find .If you ever want to spend the day in peaceful solitude and appreciate beauty in our state, this is the place!. Beautiful, serene gardens, Historic manor with tours, and a nice lake. Also, many hiking tours to just let you explore and enjoy! Best to come during the week, when there are no crowds. Even the drive to the park is gorgeous and scenic!
Written May 5, 2017
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a r
New Jersey56 contributions
May 2019 • Family
We went to the state park as a day trip. Spent a few hours. Did a picnic lunch by the lake.The view was very good. Natural and scenic. Then played frisbee on the grass. Rented 2 canoes and spent an hour on the lake. Water is quite calm. My teens were in a canoe by themselves . They did fine. No motorboats, jet skis etc so that is good. The water is quite green/blue on a bright sunny day.Bathrooms are close by and fairly clean. The canoe rental was 25$ for an hour. Parking lot is closeby so not an issue.Swimming allowed only when lifeguards there and I was told, they couldnt hire lifeguards for over a year so only man made beach is there for the younger kids. Was a good day trip. 10$ fee to enter.
Written May 27, 2019
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Fudbutter
Westchester County, NY309 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
We visit here often. It is one of our favorite picnic places in the general area. Ringwood has several attractions, a pre revolutionary war manor (complete with a historic cemetery), a nice walk along a carriage road, a nice walk in the woods, two longer hikes (both excellent) and all sorts of excellent picnic areas, including many along the river.

There is a charge for the weekends when the park is way too populated for our taste but free and much less crowded during the week. It is also very pretty during the winter and a flat out knockout when the leaves change in the fall

Bring Deet as there are plenty of species of very hungry species insects who will swarm you as there is plenty of water on the hiking trails and the picnic area along the river.
Written May 5, 2017
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kerrman
Pittsburgh, PA126 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
Big facility with three different sections. You pay an admission fee to get in $5
My wife and I hiked the extreme trail. Actually by mistake. Not very well marked and the maps are useless. Went by the Botanical gardens area. parked in lot C and off to the trail.
No signage and followed the red little rectangle sighs (also have green and white)
Lots of rocks, rough terrain, upward hills. The paths get narrow and some steep hills

Climb on some huge bolders. bring a good pair of shoes and make sure you are a good hiker. About a 3 1/2 mile hike
Written August 18, 2015
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Jean L
Newton, NJ318 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
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.
Written September 7, 2014
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LFAN
Nanuet, NY89 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
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. It provides a look at how members of the upper class lived during the 1800s (e.g., pull strings to summon servants were noticeable in many rooms).

Among the most impressive rooms included on the tour is, what for lack of a better term, I'll call the sun room, a large white room walled with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides. Also noteworthy is a gunroom with the mounted head of a buffalo shot by "Buffalo" Bill Cody and a booth for the phone that was previously housed outside of the manor. The beautiful wood staircase with carvings of the owner's initials was very impressive. The house contains paintings from the Hudson River School, including one by Thomas Cole, and a number of paintings of George Washington.

My traveling companion, who thought the tour would mostly be about decor and architecture, was pleasantly surprised to learn about the house's ties to the American Revolution. Robert Erskine, one of the home's owners, was a map maker for the Continental Army. George Washington, whose image, as mentioned, appears throughout the house, is purported to have stopped there. And on the grounds is a replica of the chain used to obstruct British vessels on the Hudson River at West Point.

The grounds are lovely and include a pond, two foot bridges and a waterfall.

Parking is $7 and admission is $3. Note that the house may be somewhat difficult to find. Although a GPS address is provided on the house web site, there is no significant signage on Sloatsburg Road to indicate the turnoff for the house.
Written September 4, 2014
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