Region: New Jersey
Landmark: Lambert Castle
Distance (mile): 3.00
Elevation (feet): 1,096
Activities: Auto Touring Biking Fishing Hiking Historic & Cultural Site Horseback Riding
Features: Forest Lake
About Garret Mountain Reservation
Garret Mountain Reservation is a 568-acre park located primarily in Woodland Park in southern Passaic County, New Jersey, United States and one of several National Natural Landmarks in New Jersey.
The reservation covers the northernmost part of the First Watchung Mountain and reaches over 500 feet (150 m) above sea level. Most of it is located within the Borough of Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), although it also extends into the cities of Paterson and Clifton. Garret Mountain is easily accessible from both Interstate 80 and the Garden State Parkway (via Route 19) as well as the local roads.
About the Morris Canal Greenway
The Morris Canal was built from 1825 to 1831 to transport Pennsylvania coal to markets in New Jersey and New York. Known as the “Mountain Climbing Canal," it overcame an elevation change of 1,674 feet over the entire northern part of New Jersey through the use of inclined planes. This feature alone makes the Morris Canal a national engineering marvel. The canal stretches 102 miles across six counties: Warren, Sussex, Morris, Passaic, Essex and Hudson. It traverses many different types of communities and landscapes, from urban to suburban to rural. The canal is a significant historic feature and is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.