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Fun Hour on the Water

We took our daughter to the Paddle Boating Pavilion because she's been asking to go on the swans... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
New York, NY
Spiritual Park Setting

Are we ever lucky to have this beautiful park, walking path, swan paddle boats and more. Essex... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
West Orange, New Jersey
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

We took our daughter to the Paddle Boating Pavilion because she's been asking to go on the swans. It was a fun time and we got a pretty good workout too!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pennoyer
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Are we ever lucky to have this beautiful park, walking path, swan paddle boats and more. Essex County did a remarkable job in turning a lump of twigs, sticks, clay and rocks into a local paradise fit for everyone. Make sure you get there early...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sunshine34500
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Essex county has given us a piece of family heaven. They look a deserted reservoir area and gave us a 21/2 walking path with both sun shade and benches along the path. We have paddle boats and a state of art playground for the very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank evyjean
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This was a lot of fun. Be careful not to do it on a windy or hot day or it will become more like a work day. If like adult beverages, go to the Boathouse after and sit outside.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bobdrack
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful lake, playground, walking grounds, and boat house restaurant. Highly recommend. We we very luck that it was perfect temperature so we loved it. Bring sunscreen or wear a hate if you burn easily though.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jan21d
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The family definitely enjoyed paddle-boating in this space by the Turtle Back Zoo. Very open and family-friendly and the playground and miniature golf in the same area all helps for a full day of fun.

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Mona B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This Stunningly serene 2 mile lake and forest loop is fabulous. Whether you are running, walking, or strolling this paved loop should not be missed. Leashed dogs are welcomed, but kids on bikes, skates or boards are not. Enjoy a drink at the Boat House,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Leslie F
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is a really perfect spot for an afternoon/morning run or walk or even to chat and relax/read a book if you want to get out a bit. The plants, animals and water is beautiful. There are always beautiful turtles or birds and fishes as...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Isabella L
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We went on a summer Sunday and the area was quite busy. There's parking across the road but it took a few minutes to get a spot. The park is nicely designed and has interesting climbing structures for kids. Two nice amenities that we noticed...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank chanier
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is a very very classy park that is all decked out in every way imaginable. You really feel like you're at a First Class resort or Country Club as soon as you get here. You can tell by the gold-embossed letters on the signs...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Helen T
17 August 2017|
Response from richardbU2955WC | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea and don't know how deep it is or how many acres Might google that info Just know we went and had a lot of fun there!
3 August 2016|
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Response from rasta81 | Reviewed this property |
besides the Turtle Back Zoo, there is also miniature golf and the 'tree top' adventure (zip lining).