Watchung Reservation and Blue Brook

New Providence, New Jersey

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This walk takes you on a journey through geological history, across sandstone and shale. We ramble through a deserted village and visit the Nature and Science Center, the first such exhibition in New Jersey. A special treat is passing through a grove of giant tulip trees, like New Jersey’s own redwoods. This hike takes us through the tranquil bottomland of the Watchungs, an oasis in an urban sea. These ridges sweep south and then west through the New Jersey Piedmont. Cradled deep within their embrace is the Great Swamp. Here the Watchungs rise like a green, rocky wave above the surrounding sea of dense urban development.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey

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by Paul E. DeCpste and Ronald J. Dupont Jr. (Falcon Guides)

This walk takes you on a journey through geological history, across sandstone and shale. We ramble through a deserted village and visit the Nature and Science Center, the first such exhibition in New Jersey. A special treat is passing through a grove of giant tulip trees, like New Jersey’s own redwoods.

This hike takes us through the tranquil bottomland of the
Watchungs, an oasis in an urban sea. These ridges sweep south
and then west through the New Jersey Piedmont. Cradled deep within their embrace is the Great Swamp. Here the Watchungs rise like a green, rocky wave above the surrounding sea of dense urban development.

©  Paul E. DeCpste and Ronald J. Dupont Jr./Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: New Providence
Distance: 4.7
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: DeLorme New Jersey Atlas & Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Watchung Reservation and Blue Brook

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May 2018