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Silas Condict County Park
|Park Overview:||There is activity for every member of the family in this beautiful Morris County Park.|
|Trail Uses:||Hiking, Mountain biking, Bridle path, X-C skiing|
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Trail Miles:||5 miles|
|Park Acreage:||1508 acres|
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|Web Map:||Morris County Park Commission map set|
|Park Description:|| |
The park is named for Silas Condict (1738-1801), a farmer, surveyor, and politician. He was a member of the committee that drafted New Jersey’s first Constitution and also served as a member of the Continental Congress. He was elected to the New Jersey House of Assembly and served as its speaker in 1792-94 and again in 1797.
After the county acquired the first parcel of land in June, 1953, the park was dedicated in September 1964 with 200 acres.
The Casino, a stone building on the site, was renovated in the fall of 1993 and during prohibition in the 1920s it was a dine and dance bungalow with stained glass windows. It still has its mirrored mahogany bar, band stand and ice cream parlor and can be rented for special events.
Seven-acre Canty's Lake provides ample opportunity for boating in the summer and ice skating in the winter.
Picnic sites tend to fill up quickly in season.
|Trails Overview:|| |
Use Web Map link to locate trail map. A loop hike south of Canty's Lake on the White Trail (3 miles) has numerous scenic overlooks. In addition, several multi-use are north of the lake.
Click for a detailed description of a hike in the park.
Follow N.J. Route 208 to I-287 South and take Exit 52B of I-287 (N.J. Route 23 North). Follow Route 23 north for 2.6 miles and take the exit for Kinnelon Road/Kiel Road. Turn left at the traffic light, following the sign for “Kinnelon,” cross Route 23, and continue for 1.1 miles to the entrance to Silas Condict County Park, on the right. Turn right and follow William Lewis Arthur Drive which is the park entrance road. Ample parking is available.
|Contact Information:||Silas Condict County Park |
|Fees:||Some times and places; check with park|