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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.
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Trail Miles:||5 miles|
|Park Acreage:||1000 acres|
|Buy Trail Map:||Jersey Highlands: Central North Region Trails Map|
|Park Description:|| |
The park is named for Silas Condict, an American Farmer and large landowner in Morris County, New Jersey, who was a New Jersey Delegate to the Continental Congress and lived from March 7, 1738 to September 6, 1801. After the county acquired the first parcel of land in June, 1953, the park was dedicated in September 1964 with only 200 acres. It now has 1,000 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.
Canty's lake provides ample opportunity for boating in the summer and ice skating in the winter.
Picnic sites tend to fill up quickly.
|Trails Overview:|| |
In addition to the White Trail described in this hike, there is other easy walking on wide gravel roads and paths. The 5 mile trail mileage is an estimate.
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|