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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Red-winged Blackbird'
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
'Osprey Nest'
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
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New Jersey's Skylands Region Parks


1
National Park
3
State Forests
14
State Parks
1
National Wildlife Refuge
1
National Historic Park

Parks in this region are near these New Jersey Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
SOMERSET
MORRISTOWN
HILLSBOROUGH
BRIDGEWATER
FLEMINGTON
HACKETTSTOWN
PHILLIPSBURG
PARSIPPANY
BASKING RIDGE
NEWTON
DOVER
RANDOLPH
SOMERVILLE
ROCKAWAY
SPARTA
MORRIS PLAINS

Bulls Island State Park
Bull's Island Recreation Area comprises a portion of a small forested island surrounded by the Delaware River and the Delaware Raritan Canal. A trail along the towpath of the canal reveals a lowland floodplain forest dominated by sycamore, silver maple and tulip poplar. Several rare plant species are ........more >
Cranberry State Park
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Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
The Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park is one of central New Jerseys most popular recreational corridors for canoeing, jogging, hiking, bicycling, fishing and horseback riding. The canal and towpath are part of the National Recreational Trail System. The 70-mile linear park is a valuable wildlife ........more >
Farny State Park
This forested wilderness connects watershed lands and is crossed by an old logging road. Streams, mixed oak-hardwood forest and swamps comprise the park. Trail entry is through the Farny Natural Area. Split Rock Reservoir is adjacent to the park.........more >
Fort Nonsense Historical National Park
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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1960 and lies 26 miles west of New York Cities Times Square and 7 miles south of Morristown, New Jersey in Morris County. This oasis of wilderness, surrounded by urban and suburban areas, provides important habitats to fish and wildlife and ........more >
Hacklebarney State Park
The freshwater Black River briskly cuts its way through rocky Hacklebarney State Park, cascading around boulders in the hemlock-lined ravine. Two tributaries, Rinehart and Trout Brooks, also course their way through this glacial valley, feeding the Black River. Even in the heat of midsummer, the temperature ........more >
High Point State Park
The view from High Point Monument, at 1,803 feet above sea level, is a spectacular panorama of rich farmland and forest, soft hills and lush valleys in three states. The blue line of the Delaware River divides the verdant ridges of New Jersey from those of Pennsylvania. High Point offers superb trails ........more >
Hopatcong State Park
Nine miles in length and covered by 2,500 acres of freshwater, Lake Hopatcong is the focal point of the park. Hopatcong State Park is at the southwest end of the lake and is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and swimming. ........more >
Jenny Jump State Forest
Jenny Jump State Forest is located in Warren County along the stunning rolling terrain of Jenny Jump Mountain Range. Panoramic vistas of the Highlands and the Kittatinny Mountains and Valley to the west, and scenic views of the Great Meadows in the east dramatically greet the visitor who climbs the ........more >
Morristown National Historical Park
During two critical winters of the Revolutionary War, 1777 and 177980, the countryside in and around Morristown, New Jersey, sheltered the main encampments of the American Continental Army and served as the headquarters of its commander-in-chief, General George Washington. The National Park Service ........more >
Musconetcong State Park
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Round Valley State Park
The brisk blue waters of Round Valley Reservoir attract swimmers, boaters, fishermen, picnickers and campers to its scenic shore. The Round Valley Reservoir swimming area was created by the construction of an earth dam across a narrow waterway on the west side of the reservoir, separating it from the ........more >
Spruce Run State Park
Surrounded by the rolling hills of Hunterdon County, Spruce Run Recreation Area is popular with picnickers, swimmers, fishermen, boaters and campers. The reservoir was one of the first water supply facilities to be constructed and operated by the state and covers 1,290 acres with 15 miles of shoreline ........more >
Stephens State Park
The Musconetcong River, an excellent freshwater fishing spot, flows over and around boulders through Stephens State Park. An easy walking, but rocky path follows the river with places for picnicking in shaded areas.........more >
Stokes State Forest
The breathtaking and panoramic view from Sunrise Mountain along the Appalachian Trail rewards the hiker who has trekked up the steep side of the mountain. The view encompasses the pastoral farmland of New Jersey to the east and undeveloped forests and mountain ridges to the west. For those who dont ........more >
Swartswood State Park
Established in 1914 as New Jersey's first state park, Swartswood is well known for its great fishing and tranquil surroundings. Little Swartswood and Swartswood Lake were formed by glaciers thousands of years ago and are now home to a variety of fish. Both lakes have been the focus of water quality ........more >
Voorhees State Park
Voorhees, like Parvin State Park, served as a camp for the Civilian Conservation Corps CCC - Franklin Roosevelts program to get people back to work during the Depression. The CCC planted trees and constructed shelters, picnic sites and trails throughout the park. Two overlooks provide scenic views of ........more >
Washington Rock State Park
One of the oldest state parks in New Jersey, Washington Rock was originally purchased in 1913 to commemorate the historical events of 1777. Situated on top of Watchung Mountain in Green Brook Township, the park is best known for its scenic vista and historical significance. The park is a popular site ........more >
Worthington State Forest
Some of the most rugged terrain and splendid views of northern New Jersey are found in Worthington State Forest. A rocky and sometimes steep trail follows Dunnfield Creek from the Delaware River to Mount Tammany or hikers may choose to follow the trail to Sunfish Pond, one of the most popular sites ........more >
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