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Sledding in NJ, Exploring the Parks, Schools and other Locations

Looking for stuff to do in the winter weather? We’ve compiled a great post about our favorite winter spots as well as very helpful links from other sites that give you some great tips on what to do this season!

Today we focus on sledding spots in NJ!

Note: Locations below are designated sledding

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Goffle Brook Park Center Section, Hawthorne NJ

Update: For a great sledding spot, check out the intersection of Goffle Road & Diamond Bridge Ave. (directly west of this park) Check out the article from the Bergen Record on the sledding highlights.

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Liba for getting us 2 playgrounds in Passaic County, NJ. For these parks, she’s receiving 2

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Greenview Park, Pequannock NJ

Greenview Park in Lincoln Park (Pequannnock NJ) is located on West Pkwy & Colfax Dr in Pequannock. It is a great park with a nice pond and fountain, busy fields, tennis and lots of other amenities. The playground is well shaded and located near the parking lot closest to the soccer field. A great

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Chubb Park, Chester NJ

Editor’s Note: So about a year ago, I had attempted a Celebrity Poll for NJ Parks. Although follow-up was pretty scarce, we did get a great recommendation from one of my favorite comedians and author, Jim Breuer, a Chester resident via email. I also was lucky enough to meet him at an event at the

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Lewis Morris County Park, Morris Township, NJ

Lewis Morris Park is located on 270 Mendham Rd in Morris Township, NJ.

Directions

From I-287 take exit 36 which is the CR510/Laffayette Ave exit. Stay straight to go under the train trestle toward Morris Ave. Turn right at Morris and go through the light and at top of the hill make a right

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Mt. Horeb School, Warren, NJ

Guest Post by Sara Rall: Mt. Horeb School playground is located on 80 Mt. Horeb Rd., Warren (Somerset Co.) It has two very nice playgrounds (obviously only available when school is out). The first is a fully-fenced playground for younger kids with a large play structure featuring tubes and suspended steps.

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Greenwood Meadows Park, Warren, NJ

Looking to spin? This one is just the place for it! Thanks Sara for sharing this treasure 🙂

Guest Post by Sara Rall-

Greenwood Meadows Park, on Liberty Village Dr. just off Liberty Corner Rd. at the western edge of Warren Twp., Somerset County is the ideal park for kids who

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Samuel Nelkin County Park, Wallington NJ

Samuel Nelkin Park in Wallington NJ is located near the intersection of Maple Ave. and Rose St. in Wallington nearby the famous Wallington Bowling Lanes. My good friend Marina took these pictures for me. Looks like a great park to get together for a playdate. I can’t believe we never visited here, my parents

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Hacklebarney State Park, Long Valley, NJ

A BIG THANK YOU to Sara Rall for this guest post, truly a unique place to visit, and to enjoy nature

Hacklebarney State Park, 119 Hacklebarney Rd in the Long Valley section of Washington Township (Morris Co.) is one of my kids’ favorite places in the summer. (For all pictures check out the bottom

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Votee Park, Teaneck, NJ

 

From “The Playground Guide”- Bergen County Edition: ADDRESS: Queen Anne Rd & Court St DIRECTIONS: NJ-4 E to Queen Anne Rd ramp towards Ridgefield Park/Bergenfield. Turn right onto Queen Anne Rd and stay straight for approximately .6 miles. Turn left onto Court St. DESCRIPTION: Huge and brand new inclusive playground with so many great

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Round Valley State Park, Lebanon, NJ

Note: Thanks Sara Rall for this excellent post! From Sara Rall

Round Valley State Park in Lebanon, Hunterdon Co. is just east of where US Route 22 leaves I-78 at exit 18.

Directions from NJ State Park Website:

“Take I-78 west to exit 20 A to Route 22 west, follow signs to the park.

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Hillside School, Bridgewater, NJ- for older kids

By Sara Rall- Hillside School, 844, Brown Ave., Bridgewater is yet another wonderful Bridgewater school playground. My kids’ favorite part is the slide on the way to the playground.

There are actually two playgrounds here, separated by a sports field. The older, wooden one is aimed at older children and can

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Chimney Rock Park, Martinsville

Chimney Rock Rd., 3 blocks south of Washington Valley Rd., Martinsville, Somerset Co.

Admin Note: More from Sara Rall, thanks for the great pictures, and recommendations on the food establishments in the area. I just saw the site for Gabriel’s Fountain and we will stop by next time we are in the

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Warren Twp. Municipal Playground, Warren *guest post*

By Sara Rall:

Warren Township’s playground is at the south end of Bardy Rd., off Mountain Blvd., Warren (Somerset Co.). Follow Bardy Rd. around in a big circle to get to the parking lot.

They have a large pavilion with a bathroom that is sometimes unlocked, a climbing structure for young children and two

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Top of the World, Green Brook *guest post*

Thanks Sara R. again for getting us great pictures and a thorough report on these Central Jersey playgrounds! here’s another one by Sara R.

Intersection of Top of the World Way and Green Valley Dr., Green Brook (Somerset Co.) is a fairly small, very shady park with two tall, fast slides my older children

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Gillette School, Gillette

Guest Post from Sara R.:

Gillette School, 759 Valley Rd., Gillette (Long Hill Twp., Morris County) is my favorite school playground. They have a separate, fenced area for young children with a nice climber and a neat obstacle course painted on the blacktop.

Right across the driveway from this is the main playground with a

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Donaldson Park, Highland Park, NJ

UPDATE 8/5/09- Thanks for the pictures, Jeremy from Edison. Looks great! Check out gallery below.

Second Avenue, Highland Park, NJ. I started a new acronym for my site (NVNF) meaning “not visited needs feedback”. Think it’s working 🙂 :

From Jeremy: “There are two playgrounds. The park is huge, and this playground was brand

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Thompson Park, Jamesburg, NJ

Thompson Park is located on Perrineville Road, in Jamesburg, NJ.

I visited Monroe with my parents when they contemplated living in an adult community. They seem to contemplate things alot. Anyway, on with the review!

The big attraction here is feeding the deer and ducks while being shielded from teeth/beaks/bills by a fence. Much safer

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Hopatcong State Park, Landing

1 Lakeside Blvd, Landing, NJ. What a great NJ Park! Very expansive, and on the southern tip of Lake Hopatcong is a great beach where you can bathe and relax, and there are also 2 playground in the area, plus plenty of shady places to grill (some are very steep though) Well unfortunately my

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Holmdel Park- Forest Edge Section, Holmdel, NJ

Edit: Not too far away from this park is the sledding section, check out the map below and this link from Monmouth County Parks for more information on sledding! 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ. Update: Just found out when I visited I had only seen one of the playgrounds, I’ll be posting a second Holmdel

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Van Saun Park, Paramus, NJ

From “The Bergen County Playground Guide” ADDRESS: Forest Ave & Continental Ave DIRECTIONS: NJ-4 E to Forest Ave. Turn right off of the exit and merge onto Forest Ave. Entrance to the park and zoo is approximately 2 miles down on the right. DESCRIPTION: Van Saun Park is one of the largest playgrounds we’ve

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Echo Lake Park, Mountainside, NJ

Near Park Dr. and Mill Lane intersection, Mountainside, NJ

Winter Update: Great sledding at Echo Lake, we included some pictures in our gallery below. I wrote an article about sledding around the Springfield NJ area for the local Patch, so check it out here, they include some pictures at Echo Lake as well.

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