Link: Watchung Reservation
2000 acres of undeveloped land for hiking and riding. East on I-78 to Exit 41. South on Plainfield Ave. 0.7 miles. Left on Valley Rd 4.4 miles. (The name changes to Skytop to Coles. It twists. Go straight through every intersection.) The Trailside Museum is open 1:00 to 5:00 PM daily.
Rock RoadLink: Washington Rock
Green Brook, NJ
State park facility with hiking trails, picnic facilities, panoramic view. From Millington, south on King George Road/Mt. Bethel Road to Warrenville. Left on Mountain Avenue 1.2 miles to Washington Rock Road on the right.
US Route 280 in Newark to Mill Street Link: Branch Brook Park
Each spring, more than 4,000 cherry trees produce a panoply of blossoms – celebrated annually in a festival attracting many thousands of visitors from home and abroad. In fact, the park has the largest collection of Japanese flowering trees in one location in the United States.