Jugtown Mountain Preserve

Jugtown Mountain Preserve

Central Jersey Region

40.661982, -75.027682

Yes, the name does have something to do with liquor and Prohibition, at least according to the park’s web site. Apparently it was an appealing place where moonshiners could hide their jugs in rugged ledges.

The Jugtown Mountain Preserve, located on the peak of Musconetcong Mountain, is part of one of the principal ridges of the Highlands. Although many associate the name with hiding containers of liquids in mountain crevices from authorities during the 1930s, the history of the preserve is in mining dating back to the late-1860s. The Swayze Mine was one of the top three producers of magnetite ore...

Park Acreage:

237.00 acres

Municipality:

Bethlehem Township

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Contact Information

Web Link:

Hunterdon County Department of Parks and Recreation

Phone:

Not available

Fees:

None

Dogs in park:

Not available

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