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Wonderful activity with the kids

Took the kids here to get them out of the house a bit and disconnect for a while. It was so much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oren S
West Orange, New Jersey, United States
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Love South Mountain Reservation.

Best place of its kind on the area. Was the home to native Indians back in the day. One can hike... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
West Orange, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the kids here to get them out of the house a bit and disconnect for a while. It was so much fun! We went on a “Unicorn search mission” and walked for the better part of two hours. The small creeks and waterfalls are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Oren S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best place of its kind on the area. Was the home to native Indians back in the day. One can hike, cook-out, do archery, read under trees, watch falls' foliage and read through the trails. Well pre4served, clean, liter tubs all over, safe and plenty...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

I just wanna say that this place is huge and amazing. In this park you can find a zoo, waterfalls, dog park for two types of dog “big” and “small”. A lot of hiking trails and picnic area for family , you can spend good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nastyazova
Reviewed October 27, 2018

I've lived in Maplewood for 7 years and just recently discovered the Reservation. It is a truly magical, amazing place! Go get lost in the woods :)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pennoyer
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Most beautiful hiking area. Great lengths to walk, greens to rest on and good playground. Beautiful with water creek, hiking and BBQ facility provision for families.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Overall I really liked this park. I do recommend that you wear bug spray if you are at all sensitive to bites. I wish that they would post signs at the intersections of the trails but you can at least guess if you take a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anon8815
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We came round trip from Path train to Newark Penn Station and then by #70 bus to Millburn Station. The park is about a 5 minute walk from there via Glen Avenue. At the entrance is the blue marked hiking trail. It is hilly but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank barry m
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

South Mountain reservation is a beautiful Oasis in Essex County New Jersey. The main street through the reservation is a lovely curving road that is very scenic. There's lots of great hiking trails and places to explore.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jadmar01
Reviewed June 18, 2018

What a wonderful place to take a walk. It's about 1.2 miles around a lake so there is always a water view. The county did a nice job with plants and the existing trees are perfect. Park behind the ice rink or in the restauraunts...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bobdrack
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

I live adjacent to the South Mountain Reservation. It is a great place with something for everyone. Nice trails, water features and picnic areas. Great place year round.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Pio C
July 21, 2016|
Response from Rolinsky | Reviewed this property |
Sunrise to sunset///
June 5, 2016|
Response from Santhosh9 | Reviewed this property |
There is a Waterfront restaurant and a pavilion for parties right in front of the beautiful lake and is awesome .....Iam not sure about the authorities concerned for seeking approvals.
August 22, 2015|
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Response from hmd55 | Reviewed this property |
There is no gate at the access point on South Orange avenue,though there is a significant amount of road construction in the area. There area by the Eagle Rock access is also the way to a restaurant Highlawn Pavillion, so... More