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Farny Highlands Cluster
|Park Overview:|| |
Admire the waterscapes and landscapes of a rugged 35,000-acre cluster of six parks and wildlife areas. Glacial erratics and extensive boulder fields are common.
|Trail Uses:||Hiking, X-C skiing|
|Park Acreage:||35000 acres|
|Buy Book:||Hiking the Jersey Highlands - Illustrated Guide |
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
|Park Description:|| |
Between I-80 and NJ 23 in north central New Jersey lie 35,000 acres of rugged land known as the Farny Highlands. No other area in north Jersey has the large continuous forests needed to preserve populations of endangered hawks, owls, and increasingly rare songbirds. Headwater streams flow through the area to reach, ultimately, the Passaic, Delaware, and Hudson river basins. In the process they not only supply drinking water to one-third of New Jersey residents, but also make the region a waterscape and a forested, mountainous landscape.
Glacial erratics and extensive boulder fields are common. Relics of the iron mining and smelting industry dot the area
About two-thirds of the area is public open space, including the following parkland:
|Trails Overview:||Use links above to individual parks within the Farny Highlands cluster|