Hilltop Reservation

Hilltop Reservation

40.848608, -74.249328

This is a site in transition from the grounds of long-abandoned Essex Mountain Sanatorium into a new, spacious suburban park on Second Watchung Mountain.  Accessible from the Lenape Trail as a side trip

Hilltop Reservation is a relatively new nature preserve in one of the most densely populated counties in the United States.  It is located on a site that formerly included the grounds of the Essex Mountain Sanatorium, and before that other public service institutions dating back to the mid-1870s. The Sanatorium was established in 1907 to treat tuberculosis patients; the effort was ultimately...

Park Acreage:

284.16 acres

Municipality:

Verona, Cedar Grove, Caldwell, North Caldwell

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Contact Information

Web Link:

The Hilltop Conservancy

Phone:

Not available

Fees:

None

Dogs in park:

Dogs on leash

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