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Essex County Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

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Operated by the Essex County Department of Parks.

Over 2,000 acres of of pristine land with hiking trails, streams,ball fields, and picnic areas.  In some instances, permits may be required.

The system includes South Mountain Reservation, Mayapple Hill, Turtle Back Rock and Eagle Rock Reservation.  Eagle Rock Reservation is the site of the Highlawn Pavilion, one of the highest rated five star restaurants in the Northeast.  Hiking maps are available at the West Orange Recreation Department, 60 Cherry Street, West Orange, N.J.

To reserve any of the County Parks, please contact 973-268-3500