Continental Soldiers Field


Lake Henry at Continental Soldiers Park. Photo by Daniel Chazin.


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Park Overview:

A one-mile loop trail around  picturesque Lake Henry, fed by the Ramapo River. 

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:1 miles
Park Acreage:
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Park Description:

This multi-use park, with Lake Henry at its western edge, is owned by Mahwah Township. Ramapo Valley County Reservation and the Darlington Schoolhouse, headquarters of the Trail Conference, are nearby.

Trails Overview:

In back of the playing fields is a little known lake with a mile-long flat circular path around it, complete with two broad bridges over the Ramapo River. The hike is just long enough to clear a head or reduce blood pressure

To extend the hike, an open field at the northern edge of the lake goes to another parking lot at Halifax Road, which leads to a mowed path paralleling the Ramapo River.

After heavy rains, the pathway nearest Continental Soldiers Field can become very muddy.


Take Ramapo Valley Road [US 202] about two miles south of NJ 17 in Mahwah, turn right into Continental Soldiers Park. Ample parking is available at the playing fields.

A separate small dirt parking area is off Halifax Road just before crossing the Ramapo River. Halifax Road is north of the park off US 202.

Contact Information:Township of Mahwah, Department of Recreation
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Region:Ramapo Mountains

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Path from Continental Soldiers Park to Ramapo Valley Reservation

Is there a path that leads from Continental Soldiers Park to Ramapo Valley County Reservation? The 2 bridges on the path around Lake Henry don't actually cross the main Ramapo river but the inlet and outlet of the lake. It looks like there should be a way (Scarlet Oak Pond is so close) but when I looked around the other day I could not find a way across the Ramapo river. Thanks.

No connecting path

I've explored for a similar path in the past -- but to no avail. There is a tantalizingly wide path [although now becoming overgrown] heading south near the southeastern end of Lake Henry. It dead-ends at a stream running towards the Ramapo River. Maybe it's for the best since The Reservation is so heavily used, and Lake Henry remains blissfully isolated.


This trail makes for a nice little run.. it has about two rolling hills as well. Right now its quite muddy though.