County Park

Tourne Park

Size: 
547 acres

Location

Tourne County Park
McCafferty Lane
Denville, NJ 07834
United States
40° 54' 32.5224" N, 74° 26' 47.2524" W

Tourne County Park is part of the Morris County Park System and has portions located in Boonton, Denville and Mountain Lakes, NJ. Hiking is a popular activity within the park and the Yellow Trail offers scenic views at the Top of Tourne. The trails are also used for biking and horseback riding.

During the winter months, Tourne park is a popular place for cross country skiing. A portion of McCafferty Lane is gated to vehicular traffic and is used as a sledding hill.

Loantaka Brook Reservation

Size: 
744 acres

Location

Loantaka Brook Reservation
223 Loantaka Way
Green Village, NJ 07935
United States
Phone: (973) 326-7600
40° 45' 12.456" N, 74° 26' 34.35" W

Loantaka Brook Reservation is a county park within the Morris County Park System in New Jersey. A major feature of the park is its namesake brook which winds among the paths. Loantaka Brook Reservation features 744 acres with over 8 miles of trails for hiking, biking, jogging, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.

The Reservation comprises four main sections, which include Helen Hartley Jenkins Woods section, the Kitchell Road section, the Seaton Hackney Stables and the South Street section.

Hartshorne Woods Park

Size: 
787 acres

Location

Hartshorne Woods Park
300 Navesink Avenue
Locust, NJ 07716
United States
Phone: (732) 872-0336
40° 24' 13.9464" N, 74° 0' 53.4492" W

Hartshorne Woods Park is located in northern Monmouth County, New Jersey in the Bayshore Region. It is bordered by the Navesink River to the south and the Upper Shrewsbury River to the north. The park is divided into three sections known as the Rocky Point Section, the Monmouth Hills Section and The Buttermilk Valley Section. Several old military bunkers are located within the park and there is a beach with fishing pier.

Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park

Size: 
342 acres

Location

Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park
2 Barefoot Beach Boulevard
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
United States
Phone: (239) 591-8596
26° 19' 6.852" N, 81° 50' 24.4932" W

Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park is located on a barrier island in Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast and is part of the Collier County park system. The park features 8200 feet of beach on the Gulf of Mexico that is popular for swimming and fishing. Little Hickory Bay and Wiggins Pass are other major water features within the preserve.

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation

Size: 
3200 acres

Location

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation
955 Weldon Road
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
United States
Phone: (973) 326-7631
41° 0' 39.4308" N, 74° 33' 49.6908" W

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation is located in Jefferson Township, New Jersey and is the largest park in the Morris County park system. A major feature of the park is the Headley Overlook, which is one of the highest points in the county park system. The highest point within Morris County is located along the Pine Swamp Trail and is 1395 feet above sea level.

Fishing Creek Wildlife Preserve

Size: 
1700 acres

Location

Fishing Creek Wildlife Preserve
130 Bayshore Road
Del Haven, NJ 08251
United States
Phone: (609) 886-6273
39° 2' 38.8968" N, 74° 54' 50.4684" W

Fishing Creek Wildlife Preserve is located in Del Haven, New Jersey and is part of the Cape May County park system. The preserve is alternatively known as Cape May County Park South and is the largest county-run park.

Much of the park is marsh and wetlands in the Delaware Bay Estuary. It is a stop along the Atlantic Flyway migratory route and is an excellent place for birding.

Approximately 10 acres of the preserve has been developed for recreation. There is an athletic field,

Old Troy Park

Size: 
96 acres

Location

Old Troy Park
440 Reynolds Avenue
Parsippany, NJ 07054
United States
40° 50' 25.2852" N, 74° 24' 17.532" W

Old Troy Park is located in Parsippany, New Jersey and is part of the Morris County Park System. Trails provide hiking and cross country skiing. The park offers a variety of recreational facilities, including picnic areas, a fitness area and a playground.

Sourland Mountain Preserve

Size: 
4000 acres

Location

Sourland Mountain Preserve
East Mountain Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
United States
40° 28' 34.2588" N, 74° 41' 35.1996" W

Sourland Mountain Preserve is located in Hillsborough, New Jersey and is part of the Somerset County Park System. The preserve contains the northeast portion of the Sourland Region and features many outcrops.

The preserve offers family several opportunities within a quiet setting, including hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The white-blazed Ridge Trail is 5 miles long and ranges in difficulty from easy to moderate. An extension to the trail extends to Roaring Brook and a large boulder field.

West Essex Park

Size: 
1361 acres

Location

West Essex Park
621-B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
United States
Phone: (973) 268-3500
40° 49' 26.868" N, 74° 19' 57.1836" W

West Essex Park is located in the towns of Livingston, Roseland, West Caldwell and Fairfield, New Jersey. It is part of the Essex County Park System and is within the western portion of the county. The Passaic River is a prominent feature and six miles of the river winds along the western border of the park. Pin Oaks and White Oaks are among the trees that stand tall in the park.

Potrero County Park

Size: 
115 acres

Location

Potrero County Park
24800 Potrero Park Drive
Potrero, CA 91963
United States
Phone: (619) 478-5212
32° 36' 54.7668" N, 116° 36' 48.0564" W

Potrero County Park is located in San Diego County, California and is about 45 miles east of the city of San Diego. The park is known for it meadows, rocky hillsides and shady oak trees.

There are trails within the park for family hiking and nature viewing. Among the raptors that can be seen in the park are Cooper's Hawks, Red-Tailed Hawks and Golden Eagles.