Ringwood State Park
Ringwood State Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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viganiko
Monterey, MA1,496 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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amburwynd
Mississippi4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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a r
New Jersey66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Bloomfield_njEileen
bloomfield,nj20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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StacieT
Boston, MA43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
Bring the bug spray and plan to picnic its a great location a beautiful river and ponds a family of candian geese was on one of them the day we were there . Its a huge park so much to see and take in plus the ringwood manor is a must tour . Just a great way to spend the day !
Written May 23, 2017
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Fudbutter
Westchester County, NY297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, PA130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, NJ307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, NY87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Monica D
USA101 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
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 after 3:30pm which we did (we returned at 5:00pm). When we pulled in, we were SHOCKED at the size of the swimming area. It was literally a roped in area not far from the shoreline. There were tons of young kids in the water-not many adults--it actually resembled a kiddy pool! The grounds themselves were pretty nice-very nice open area with several picnic tables. There were several families enjoying barbeque's, playing games & more (grills ARE provided on the grounds which is nice). I just wish the swimming area was larger-it was actually pretty ridiculous and sad to see such a small (literally it was a TINY area) swimming area at such a beautiful lake. However with that said, if you want to do boating, hiking, fishing or just enjoying the beautiful nature up there, this is a great place to visit. Great place for excellent fotography as well.
Written September 3, 2014
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