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The Amazing Natural Features of South Mountain Reservation in West Orange, NJ

South Mountain Reservation is a landlocked property in West Orange, New Jersey. It is located along the Passaic and River Run Canal in southern New Jersey and was designated a National Historic Landmark. The South Mountain Reservation was designed by the National Park Service with U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s approval, James M. Madison. The South Mountain Management Company has managed this unique land reserve since its establishment in 1965. Further facts about Union, NJ can be found here.


Among the natural features of the property are two bridges that span the barrier island. These bridges connect West Orange to Bedminster, New Jersey, and connect to Manhattan Island, Long Island, Manhattan, and Colonie, New York. The mountain tops are covered with oak, sycamore, maple, ash, chestnut, and buckeye trees. The landscape of the property includes two major rivers: The Passaic and the River Run. South Mountain Reservation is located on the Rahway River and is bordered on two sides by the West Orange Trail. The trail passes through a residential community that was developed to attract new residents and to provide an attractive venue for area businesses. On one side of the reserve is a concessionaire that operates out of a two-story building. This building has been constructed to look like a ski resort with ski towers that overlook the reservoir from its top floors. The other side of the reserve has buildings that house businesses, such as a swimming center, an ice cream stand, and an outdoor activity complex. Information about A Guide To Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit, New Jersey can be found here.




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