BRANCH BROOK PARK
Lake Street and Park Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104 Directions
'Branch Brook Park' is the leading county park in the nation and is situated in Newark's North Ward. The park is known for the most significant number of US cherry blossom trees. The Newark Light Rail runs from Downtown Newark to the west side of the park providing several access points to the station. It is a 4.3 mile highly trafficked loop trail. The largest public park in Newark City is located at 360 acres (150 ha). The park is almost 4 miles long & 1/4 mile in length. It has over 4,000 cherry trees that are larger in variety and number than famous Washington during April.
Bocce Courts, Public Art, Urban Farm, Olmsted Designed Landscape, Tennis Courts, Guided Tours, Horseshoes, Picnic Area, Senior Citizen Center, Playground, Fitness Course, Roller Rink, Jogging Loop, Basketball, Ball Fields, Walking, Annual Cherry Blossom Festival, Children’s Garden, Skating & Greenhouse
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Elizabeth Avenue and Meeker Avenue, Newark, NJ 07112 Directions
Weequahic Park attracts large crowds enjoying a wide variety of playground games, a jogging track, and an 80-acre lake. It is the second biggest developed park with 311.33 acres in the county system. It hosts numerous festivals and outdoor concerts. The park contains New Jersey's first public golf course, extended in 1969 to 18-hole. The course provides a perfect golfing landscape and its tiny greens.
Walking, Picnic Area, Lake, Field-House, Playgrounds, Olmsted Designed Landscape, Basketball and Tennis Courts, Baseball Fields & Garden
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SOUTH MOUNTAIN RESERVATION
Cherry Lane, West Orange, Newark, NJ 07052 Directions
South Mountain Reservation occupies 2,110 acres and is part of the Essex County Park System Nature Reserve. The Watchung Mountains' main, and second ridges. There are 23 beautiful hiking routes, biking trails, and woodland trails. There are several parking areas, parks, and woodland paths. Visitors can see the abundance of hardwood trees, and the tower of tall hemlocks over lakes, creeks, and ponds. It has more than 50 miles of trails.
Wildlife Refuge, Lookout Historic Site, Scenic Overlook, Wildflower, Girl Scout Camp, Picnic Areas, Cross-Country Skiing, Horseback Riding, Jogging, Fishing, Mountain Recreation Complex & Dog Park