Ramapo Valley County Reservation: Ramapo Reservation Professional Review and Guide
"Ramapo Valley County Reservation boasts more than two hundred species of birds, but there’s more here than the songs of warblers, mockingbirds, and woodpeckers. There are also the cool, shaded hillsides and ridges filled with majestic trees—flowering dogwood, mountain laurel, and pink azalea. The hike, with many ups and downs, leads past numerous scenic spots including Scarlet Oak Pond, the Ramapo River, and the MacMillan Reservoir.
Originally purchased from the Native Americans in 1700, this land had been the site of a farm, a gristmill, sawmill, and a bronze foundry, before being purchased with state and federal funding by the Bergen County Park Commission in 1972. Sturdy shoes are best for negotiating this rocky terrain."