Great Swamp Cluster

Great Swamp Cluster

40.713449, -74.462883

Creating the conditions for a cluster of parks like this is what happens when a glacier melts and leaves an 8,000-acre mixture of marshes, meadows, dry woodlands and brush-covered swamps.

The Great Swamp was created about 10,000  to 15,000 years ago when the melting waters of the Wisconsin Glacier poured into the Passaic Valley, forming the Glacial Lake Passaic.  As the lake drained northward it formed the Passaic River, leaving the Great Swamp behind.  Today the Great Swamp includes over 8,000 acres of protected public land.

Despite its name, the Great Swamp is not...

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8500.00 acres


Harding Township

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