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Lewis Morris County Park
West of Exit 35 off I-287. GPS coordinates for Doe Meadow area parking lot: 40.785396, -74.538215
Public transportation: Take NJ Transit Morris and Essex rail lines from Hoboken or Penn Station in NYC to Morristown. A taxi can be taken to the park.
This is the oldest of the Morris County parks, has multiple use trails; adjacent to the Morristown National Historical Park with several connecting trails, including the Patriots’ Path.
The park has eight blazed trails. Most of these are multiple-use trails open to hikers, horses, and mountain bikers. A six-mile-long yellow-blazed trail circles the perimeter of the park, and several connecting trails facilitate shorter loop hikes. The park is also traversed by the Patriots' Path, which extends southeast into the Morristown National Historical Park.
Use the Web Map link on this site to view a trail map. Click for a detailed description of a hike in the park.
This 2,195-acre county park, which borders on the Jockey Hollow area of the Morristown National Historical Park on the northeast, is named for New Jersey's first governor. It is the oldest of Morris County parks, and offers hiking, camping, picnicking, lake swimming, ballfields, sledding, and ski touring. The Sunrise Lake area is the center of water recreation. Dogs on leashes, except in the dog park.