Region: New Jersey
Landmark: Norvin forest
Distance (mile): 8.30
Elevation (feet): 2,681
Activities: Hiking Swimming Site
About Norvin Green Mountain (State Forest)
The undisturbed forest and rugged terrain of Norvin Green offers sanctuary for birds and other wildlife. Part of the Wyanokie Wilderness Area, the forest is near Wanaque Reservoir and is home to an extensive trail system built from old logging roads. Several trails link up with public and private facilities, including the New Weis Center and reservoir property. The existing trails, either old forest roads or new trails constructed by volunteers, are perfect for nature walks and other outdoor classroom activities. With hills ranging from 400 to 1,300 feet in elevation, Norvin Green provides the avid hiker with scenic vistas, including the New York skyline, Burnt Meadow Brook and Lake Sonoma. The property is accessible by foot only.
Take Route 287 to exit 57, follow Skyline Drive to Greenwood Lake Turnpike to West Brook Road to Snake Den Road. Follow signs to the New Weis Center. Parking is available at the New Weis Center or along Burnt Meadow Road and Glen Wild Road.
About The New Weis Center for Education, Arts & Recreation
The New Weis Center for Education, Arts & Recreation is owned and operated by The Highlands Nature Friends, Inc., which is the 501(c)3 nonprofit community-owned and operated facility. They continue to focus on restoring the buildings and improving the gardens and grounds of our 150+ acre property, and planning a broad range of programs and events for all ages.
About Hightlands Natural Pool
Named the best swimming hole in New Jersey, the Olympic-sized, stream-fed freshwater swimming pool is located in a wooded setting adjacent to the 5,400 acre Norvin Green State Forest. No chemicals are used in the pool. The pool is open to the public, memberships are available to all. Day passes can be purchased at the entrance. The pool is open from early summer to late summer.