Editor’s Note:

Update January 2024: Thanks to our guest contributor we have a cool video, write up and new photos from  @lilroamingexplorers from IG:


📍 Essex and Main Street Boonton, NJ



side note: We love posting the originals from our collaborators, (an instagram embed) but sometimes we aren’t able to embed their original post due to Instagram tech issues (haven’t figured out why it is so fickle)- When we can, we will post remixes or a copied version if the original is unable to be posted.  This one IG didn’t let us remix so we copied to our youtube channel, but you can see her original video here. All videos/photos have been posted with permission from our collaborators.

Write Up:

Grace Lord Park in Boonton, NJ was such a wonderful place to explore.
We loved the playground because of the cool structure that made it feel like the true outdoors.
They also had swings and a wooden truck to climb around in.
Along the Rockaway River is a nice gazebo to sit.
We walked over the bridge and stumbled upon Santaland!
It was so neat, wooden structures to play in and apparently on the Friday/Saturday and Sunday, Santa is there and a little museum to walk in.
We will have to come back.
After we explored the playground and Santaland, we continued along the river to a hike to Boonton Falls.
Parking for the playground is street parking right across from the playground.