Enjoy the Great Outdoors!
Don’t let summer slip by without taking advantage of our area’s natural attractions and fun spots.
The weather is warm, the sun is out, there’s a gentle breeze. Now get out there and show that little ball who’s boss! Here’s a listing of some of the courses in Morris and Essex counties.
21 Route 10 East
28 Cozy Lake Rd.
220 Franklin Ave.
1001 Parsippany Blvd.
1001 Parsippany Blvd.
79 Two Bridges Rd.
1275 Sussex Tpk.
234 Ridgedale Ave.
167 Ryerson Rd.
1 Thomas Carmichael Dr.
There are many excellent horseback riding opportunities in our area for riders of all abilities. Saddle up!
19 Charlottesburg Rd.
12-22 Woodland Ave.
1360 Sussex Tpk.
33 Black River Rd.
1 Carlson Pl.
440 South St.
88 Passaic Valley Rd.
Tired of the scenery in your backyard? Head to one of the many parks in the area, where you can take a leisurely stroll along a well-manicured path, ride your bike, picnic beneath the trees, pitch a tent, launch a canoe or kayak, or try your hand at fishing. The possibilities are endless.
343 Belleville Ave.
Playground, bocce courts, senior citizen center, softball fields, soccer fields, ¼-mile jogging path
1½-mile fitness course, playground, running track, football field, archery field, soccer fields, softball fields, fieldhouse, interpretive trail, rose garden
Bloomfield Ave. & Conger St.
Playgrounds, basketball courts, football fields, softball fields, soccer fields, senior citizen center
Normal Ave. & Reservoir Dr.
Scenic overlook, preserved open spaces, hiking trails, birdwatching
Grover Cleveland Park
Brookside Ave. & Runnymede Rd.
Playground, lighted tennis courts, fieldhouse, baseball field, fishing, jogging walkways, picnic area, ice skating
Grove St. & Lyons Ave.
Running track, jogging path, fishing, playground, football field, softball fields, soccer field, baseball field, lighted basketball courts, fieldhouse, tennis courts
Bloomfield Ave. & Maple Ave.
Playground, fitness court, tennis courts, football field, field hockey, softball fields, lighted basketball courts
Branch Brook Park
Park Ave. & Lake St.
Playground, ball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, horseshoes, bocce courts, greenhouse, urban farm, senior citizen center, roller rink, jogging loop, fitness course, children’s garden
Van Buren St. & Walnut St.
Playground, bocce courts, softball fields, senior citizen center, basketball courts, volleyball courts, soccer field, hockey rink
Ivy Hill Park
Mt. Vernon Pl.
Playground, lighted basketball court, band concert area, baseball fields, football field, soccer field
Market St. & Van Buren St.
Playground, running track, lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, synthetic turf soccer fields, fieldhouse
Raymond Blvd. & Brill St.
Playgrounds, spray park, walking paths, river views, basketball courts, tennis courts, baseball and soccer field with synthetic turf
South Orange Ave. & Oraton Pkwy.
Jogging path, bocce courts, lighted basketball courts, playground, fieldhouse, soccer, baseball and softball fields
Veterans Memorial Park
West Market St. & Wickliffe St.
Walking paths, gazebo, fountain, Armed Forces Memorial
Elizabeth Ave. & Meeker Ave.
Picnic area, garden, baseball fields, basketball courts, playgrounds, tennis courts, fieldhouse, lake
West Side Park
S. 13th St. & 18th Ave.
Playground, 400-meter running track, tennis courts, football field, baseball field, volleyball court, handball court, basketball court, community center building
Centre St. & Park Dr.
Walking paths, pond
Monte Irvin Orange Park
Center St. & S. Harrison St.
Jogging path, fishing pond, playground, lighted basketball court, soccer fields, football field, softball fields
Locust Ave. & Eagle Rock Ave.
Hiking trails, birdwatching
West Essex Park
Eagle Rock Ave. & Passaic River
Interpretive trails, birdwatching, fishing areas, boat and canoe landings, Essex County Environmental Center
Bellevue Ave. & N. Mountain Ave.
Jogging path, lacrosse field, hockey field, picnic area
255 Fairview Ave.
Hiking trails, wildlife refuge
Kip’s Castle Park
22 Crestmont Rd.
Scenic overlook, birdwatching, guided tours, seasonal programming
Bloomfield Ave. & Lakeside Ave.
1.2-mile fitness course, walking paths, children’s garden, playground, softball field, bocce courts, gazebo, boathouse
Eagle Rock Reservation
Prospect Ave. & Eagle Rock Ave.
Scenic overlooks, 9/11 memorial, bridle paths, hiking trails, picnic area, softball diamond
South Mountain Reservation
South Orange Ave. & Cherry Ln.
Hiking trails, scenic overlook, dog park, picnic areas, archery range, fishing, wildlife refuge, recreation complex
Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
247 Southern Blvd.
Trails, self-guided and guided nature hikes, interactive nature exhibits, pond observation deck, seasonal programming
Passaic River Park
2047 Valley Rd.
Hiking/walking trails, picnic areas, athletic fields, fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing
66 Washington Tpk.
Hiking trails, picnic shelter, visitors center, historic site, fishing, snowshoeing, cross- country skiing
Hacklebarney State Park
119 Hacklebarney Rd.
978 acres of glacial valley, 5-plus miles of hiking trails, fishing, hunting, playgrounds, picnic area
Kay Environmental Center
200 Pottersville Rd.
Hiking/walking trails, guided nature hikes, educational programs, visitors center, seasonal programming, snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing
Tourne County Park
89 Old Boonton Rd.
Playgrounds, picnic areas, hiking/walking trails, bike trails, athletic fields, equestrian trails, lake, fishing
Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center
170 Longview Rd.
Trails, gardens, historic site, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing
300 Longview Rd.
Hiking trails, nature trails, gardens, historic site, lake, tours, educational programs
Silas Condict Park
100 Kinnelon Rd.
Hiking/walking trails, lake, athletic fields, picnic areas, boating, fishing, horseback riding
Mahlon Dickerson Reservation
Hiking/walking trails, paved bike trails, equestrian trails, fitness stations, lake, picnic areas, playground, camping, fishing, ice skating
Hopatcong State Park
Fishing, boating, swimming
472 West Mill Rd.
Multi-use path with natural and gravel tread, horseback riding, bicycling, hiking, cross-country skiing
Schooleys Mountain County Park
91 E. Springtown Rd.
Hiking/walking trails, picnic areas, athletic fields, equestrian trails, playgrounds, fishing, sledding, snowshoeing
CentraL Park oF Morris County
91 Central Ave.
Lighted in-line skate rinks, 5-acre dog park and canine center, baseball field, cross-country course, amphitheater, hiking and walking trails
353 E. Hanover Ave.
Interpretive/nature trails, hiking, paved trails, historic site, gardens, visitors center, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, tours
Lewis Morris Park
Grand Parade Rd. & Sugarloaf Rd.
Playground, walking trails, dog park, fitness stations, lake, picnic areas and shelter, snack bar, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, ice skating, sledding, swimming
Loantaka Brook Reservation
468 South St.
Hiking/walking trails, paved bike trails, equestrian trails, lake, fitness stations, picnic areas and shelter, playground, fishing
Old Troy County Park
440 Reynolds Ave.
Playground, fitness stations, athletic fields, picnic areas, trails, fishing
Hedden County Park
124 Reservoir Ave.
Paved bike trails, hiking/walking trails, athletic fields, lake, picnic areas, play areas, fishing, snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing
James Andrew Memorial County Park
Biking, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing
Mount Hope Historical Park
Richard Mine Rd. & Teabo Rd.
Hiking/walking trails, snowshoeing
Note: Many parks extend beyond the boundaries of the listed town into other nearby municipalities.
Dogs need lots of exercise, and your living room is not the place for it. Here, some better ideas:
Flanders Rd. and Sunset Dr.
S. Beverwyck Rd.
Changebridge Rd. at Kramer Rd.