1691 Route 46 West
Ledgewood, NJ 07852
Phone: (973) 347-5100
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Lake Hopatcong State Park is a wonderful attraction located at the borough of Hopatcong in New Jersey. The park offers a variety of activities for groups of friends as well as families. Picnic tables, grills, playgrounds and shelters make sure families feel safe and secured while they have a great time in the company of the beautiful lake. Swimming is permitted at the Lake Hopatcong from Memorial day through Labor day, hence groups of youngsters and adventure enthusiasts can come here for share of fun, too. The place is also perfect for quiet walks and boat lunches. Fees are charged at the park but only on Saturdays and Sundays.
The 107-mile (172-kilometer) long Morris Canal was built in 1825 and was used until the 1920s. Now a feature on the National Register of Historic Places, this preserved site reflects the heritage of this place. Unique in its architecture, it was a major waterway route designed to transport coal from the Lehigh Valley to the New York harbor.
Tomahawk Lake is a must-visit for family recreation and entertainment. Spread over 200 acres (80 hectares), this breathtaking landscape features several activities like a 18-hole mini golf course, beer garden, picnic spots and sports fields. The white sand beach and lake offer summer recreation with water slides, boat rides and water coasters making quite a splash. They host live music concerts on weekends.
Nathan Cooper Gristmill is a historic gristmill with massive water wheel power shafts and gears that is still in working condition. The mill was built in the 1760s and put into use till 1788 by a man called Isaiah Younglove. After that, the mill changed ownership a couple of times until Nathan Cooper bought the present mill in 1826. Visitors can see the master miller dressed in period costume as he explains the history of the mill and the community built around it. The mill is looked after and owned by the Morris County Parks Commission.
Unlike other grand stations, the Morris Plains Station is a one-story structure built in a Renaissance style of architecture replete with a Spanish tiled roof. Built in 1915, it is on the National Register of Historic Places. This station is a stop of the New Jersey Transit at U.S. Route 202.
The Morristow National Historic Park, encompasses three sites, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Ford Mansion was the winter quarters of George Washington, and adjacent to it is the museum open for tourists. The Fort Nonsense on the hilltop was the place of the signal fire, while the Jockey Hollow was the campsite of the Continental Army. Morristown was known as the military capital of the American Revolutionary War.
This extraordinary structure, the Morris County Courthouse, was built in 1827 and has since been the hub of the judicial system. It features Greek Revival and Federal style of architecture and consists of two stories, a higher floor, chimneys and a domed cupola. This courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Morristown is steeped in history. Referred to as the “Military Capital of the American Revolution,” its significance in the war for independence from Great Britain is reflected across town. It features several Victorian-era homes, a vibrant community and cultural scene. The heritage Morristown National Historical Park is a must visit. Other local attractions include the Acron Hall, Morris Museum and Community Theater.
The Henry W. Merriam House was constructed in 1883, and has adapted the Late Victorian style of architecture. Included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, it was the abode of Henry Wilson Merriam, a prominent industrialist.
The coeducational Morristown-Beard School is a day school in Morristown that caters to students from grade six to 12. This college-preparatory school was established in 1971 by merging the Miss Beard Girls School and the Morristown Boys School. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Land of Make Believe is an award-wining amusement park located in Hope. The park offers a variety of attractions that can be enjoyed by children as well as their parents. The park is not overwhelmingly big hence no matter where your little ones are involved you can still keep an eye on them. In addition, the place is clean and very safe. The water park houses slides that are fun as well as the ones which can be described as adrenaline pumping. The Santa's Barn, a haunted house and the Talking Scarecrow are some of the must-visit attractions on site. Food stalls inside the park are quite reasonably priced and you can also get your own food into the park.
Serving as a natural research laboratory to the students of biology and life sciences at Drew University, the Zuck Arboretum was established in honor of botany faculty Robert and Florence Zuck. It consists of two small ponds that are home to turtles, goldfish, and catfish. Canadian geese, ducks and herons stop by during migration. The arboretum features native as well as exotic trees and plants. The arboretum is open to the public by appointment.