Parks Bordering The Passaic River And Its Tributaries



Parks Along The Passaic River

Parks Along The Peckman River               Parks Along The Pequannock River

Parks Along The Pompton River               Parks Along The Ramapo River

Parks Along The Rockaway River               Parks Along The Saddle River

Parks Along The Wanaque River               Parks Along The Whipanny River



Parks Along The Passaic River   -   Back To Top


Lewis Morris Park
270 Mendham Road, Mendham and Morris Townships

Leddells Pond, in the uppermost area of the Passaic River
headwaters, can be seen at the intersection of Tempe Wick
and Leddell Roads. Leddells Pond is not open to the public.


Morristown National Historical Park
Jockey Hollow Road, Morristown, Morris County

Best known as the 1779-1780 winter encampment of the
Continental Army under General George Washington.
The New Jersey Brigade Trail crosses the Passaic River.


NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary
11 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville, Somerset County

276 acres of woodland, field and floodplain habitat.
The Audubon property adjoins the Morristown National Park Brigade Area
The Field Loop and River Trails border the Passaic River.


Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
241 Pleasant Plains Road, Basking Ridge, Somerset County

7,768 acre refuge provides for hiking and seasonal hunting.
Great Brook, Black Brook and their tributaries run through the refuge.


Lord Stirling Park
190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, Somerset County

Environmental Education Center, Hiking Trails, Cross Country Skiing
The river is accessible for canoe launching from the fishermans
parking lot ~1300 feet east of the education center. Trout stocked
at this location. Great Brook and Black Brook both join the Passaic
here. River vantages also accessible from the boardwalk or yellow trails.


Passaic River County Park
Valley Road opposite River Road intersection in Millington, Morris County

Undeveloped preserve property  with limited parking for about three cars
The river is accessible along bridge and further down riverside trail
Trout stocked at this location

(Passaic River County Park encompasses a number of undeveloped
properties accessible from several points. Access to river varies)


Glenhurst Meadows Nature Trail
Mountain Avenue near Cory's Brook Road in Warren Township , Somerset County

Cory's Brook enters the Passaic here. Hiking trails only, dogs allowed on leash.
Distance to river too far for boat launch.


Matthew G. Kantor Memorial Park, formerly Riverside Recreation Park
Valley Road, Gillette, Long Hill Township, Morris County

On the south side of Valley Road, behind Municipal Building and Library
Soccer fields, playgrounds, trail leads near to river but area between usually too muddy
for boat launch.


Passaic River Parkway
End of River Road (off Springfield Avenue) in Berkeley Heights, Union County

Undeveloped preserve property, no signs. To end of River Road then left and up
onto park property for river access.

(Passaic River Parkway comprises 298 non-contiguous acres in Berkeley Heights,
New Providence and Summit)

      New Providence Daily Photo - Blog page of Passaic River Park Photos

Passaic River Park
151 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, Union County

Hiking trails, ~700 feet to river from parking lot


Oakwood Park
1 Roessner Place, New Providence, Union County

Ballfields, playground, covered picnic shelter, grills, fishing pond, adaquate parking,
porta-potty. River is short walk from parking lot.


Stanley Park
River Road at Stanley Avenue, Chatham Boro, Morris County


Passaic River Park
Stanley Avenue at River Road, Summit City, Union County


Shepard Kollock Park
16 Henderson Road, Chatham, Union County

Ballfields, covered picnic shelter, grill, playground, porta-potty,
adaquate parking and boat launch.


West Essex Environmental Center
621 Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland

The Environmental Center is within West Essex Park which encompasses a number
of undeveloped properties accessible from several points. Access to river varies.
Easy river access behind Garibaldi Hall. The Rockaway River joins the Passaic
downstream of the Environmental Center.


Pio Costa Industrial Park
Bloomfield Avenue, Fairfield, Essex County

Not a park but can launch canoes from here


Two Bridges Point
Two Bridges Road, Lincoln Park, Morris County

Pompton and Passaic Rivers merge at this point
Not a park but can launch with some effort from here


Fern River Park
Wayne, Passaic County

Undeveloped island preserve property between Wayne and Little Falls across
from Suchorsky Park


Suchorsky Park
Island Avenue and Parkway, Little Falls, Passaic County

Small neighborhood park / playground
*Last easy landing before the Little Falls*


The Mill Condominiums
170 Main Street, Little Falls, Essex County

Not a park but has a pedestrian plaza overlooking Little Falls


Morris Canal Preserve
Old Morris Canal Lane, Little Falls, Essex County

Paved walking path with views of the Passaic below the Little Falls


Arnold Lijoi Riverfront Park (pdf)
Bergen Boulevard at end of Passaic Avenue, Woodland Park


Benjamin Cavalieri Memorial Park (pdf)
Bergen Boulevard at end of Rockaway Avenue, Woodland Park


Bicentennial Park (pdf)
At intersection of McBride Avenue and Browertown Road, Woodland Park

Dowling Brook enters the Passaic at Bicentennial Park


Pennington Park
McBride Avenue, Paterson, Passaic County

Slippery Rock Brook enters the Passaic at Pennington Park.

Westside Park
Preakness Avenue, Paterson, Passaic County

Recreational Facilities including Boat Launch
Molly Ann Brook enters the Passaic at Westside Park.


Great Falls National Park
McBride Avenue Extension, Paterson, Passaic County

Good views from observation area near parking lot and at Maple Street
section of park on other side of Wayne Avenue Bridge.


Memorial Park
1st Street, Fairlawn, Bergen County

Lower Passaic River Blueway Canoe & Kayak Trail Landing

Waterfront Park
Paterson Avenue, Wallington, Bergen County

Rutherford Memorial Park
Darwin Avenue, Rutherford, Bergen County

Van Winkle Park
Riverside Avenue, Rutherford, Bergen County


Riverside County Park
Riverside Avenue, Lyndhurst, Bergen County


Kearny River Bank Park
Passaic Avenue, Kearny, Hudson County


Riverfront Park
1-3 Brill Street, Newark, Essex County

Ballfields, playgrounds, tennis courts, passive meadow and walking paths. Public Greenway stretches 9 city blocks along the river from Brill Street to Van Buren Street. Located next to River Bank Park the Riverfront Orange boardwalk is scheduled to open August 3, 2013.

Newark's Passaic River Set For Revival - July 11, 2011 - NewarkPatch

Take me To The River: New DEP Rules Prompt Concern - August 14, 2011 -

Newark Riverfront Park - The Trust For Public Land

Newark Revival Wears Orange Along The River - July 20, 2013 - New York Times


Parks Along The Peckman River   -   Back To Top



Eagle Rock Reservation
Crest Drive, West Orange, Essex County


Verona Park
Bloomfield and Lakeside Avenues, Verona, Essex County


Peckman Preserve
Wilmore Road, Little Falls, Passaic County


Parks Along The Pequannock River   -   Back To Top



Freedom Park
North Corporate Drive, Riverdale, Morris County

Three Rivers Kayak Trail access point.

Joe Grill Field
50 Willow Avenue, Pompton Lakes, Passaic County

Baseball Fields.
Three Rivers Kayak Trail access point.

Aquatic Park
Carlson Place, Pompton Lakes, NJ
Pequannock and Ramapo Rivers Converge At This Location Forming The Pompton River


Parks Along The Pompton River   -   Back To Top



Riverside Park
Riverside Drive, Pequannock, Morris County


Riverside Park
Farmingdale Road, Wayne, Passaic County


Pequannock River Park
Buttonwood Avenue, Lincoln Park, Morris County



Parks Along The Ramapo River   -   Back To Top



Ramapo Valley County Reservation
Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, Bergen County

4,000 acre park featuring canoe / kayak access to the Ramapo River, marked hiking trails,
camping by permit, fishing with state license.


Lakeside Park
Lakeside Avenue, Pompton Lakes, Passaic County

Terhune Memorial Park / Sunnybank
Terhune Drive / Rt 202, Wayne, Passaic County

Stiles Park
Riveredge Drive, Pompton Lakes, Passaic County

Three Rivers Kayak Trail access point.



Parks Along The Rockaway River   -   Back To Top



Hugh Force Park
West Central Avenue, Wharton, Morris County
Surrounding the Public Works Building

Offers picnic area, playground equipment and fishing.


Waterworks Park
Rutgers Street, Dover, Morris County


Jackson Avenue River Park
Jackson Avenue, Rockaway, Morris County


Gardner Field
Savage Road, Denville, Morris County

Ball Fields, Tennis Courts


Cynthia's Landing
Morris Avenue, Denville, Morris County

Undeveloped Preserve Property


McCarter Park
Bloomfield Avenue, Denville, Morris County


Tourne County Park
89 Old Boonton Road, Denville, Morris County

546 acre park features athletic fields, hiking, unpaved bike and horse trails, fishing,
picnic area, sledding, snoeshoeing and cross country skiing.
Fishing Trail to Rockaway River on Old Boonton Road near McCaffrey Lane.


Griffith Park
1 North Main Street, Boonton, Morris County

Undeveloped Preserve Property


Grace Lord Park
Main Street, Boonton, Morris County


Lake Hiawatha Park
Lake Shore Drive, Parsippany, Morris County



Parks Along The Saddle River   -   Back To Top


Monsey Glen County Park
East Saddle River Road, Monsey, Rockland County

Hiking trails, dogs on leash


Rindlaub Park
100 East Allendale Road, Saddle River,Bergen County

Rindlaub Park has a few fields, a walking path, a consession stand/bathrooms


Saddle River County Park
Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Paramus, Ridgewood, Rochelle Park and Saddle Brook

Saddle River County Park is a 577-acre linear park that meanders with the Saddle River and its tributary brooks. It consists of five park areas that are linked by a multi-use path, including circular paths around some ponds.


George Warchol Community Park
Keasler Avenue, Lodi, Bergen County

Jet Age Park
Kimmig Avenue, Lodi, Bergen County

Lodi Memorial Park
Constitution Drive, Lodi, Bergen County



Parks Along The Wanaque River   -   Back To Top



Greenwood Lake
Greenwood Lake, Orange County / West Milford, Passaic County

1,884 acre lake popular for boating, water-skiing, swimming and fishing.
Greenwood Lake is the headwater of the Wanaque River.

Long Pond Iron Works State Park
Ringwood / West Milford, Passaic County

2,843 acre park features hiking, bike and horse trails, boating, fishing and hunting.
Monksville Reservoir accessable from north and south boat launches.

Back Beach Park
4th Avenue, Wanaque, NJ

Hershfield Park
Hershfield Park Place, Pompton Lakes, Passaic County

John E Murrin Park
Opposite bank from Hershfield Park
Pompton Lakes, Passaic County


Carlough Field
Ringwood Avenue, Pompton Lakes, Passaic County



Parks Along The Whipanny River - Back To Top



Lewis Morris Park
270 Mendham Road, Mendham and Morris Townships

Leddells Pond, in the uppermost area of the Passaic River
headwaters, can be seen at the intersection of Tempe Wick
and Leddell Roads. Leddell Pond is not open to the public


Patriot Path

The Patriots' Path trail follows the Whipanny River from Lewis Morris Park in Morris Township downstream to Central Park in Hanover Township.


Cornine Field
Sussex Avenue at Inamere Road, Morris Township, Morris County

Ball Fields and Tennis Courts


Speedwell Park / Pocahontas Park
Speedwell Avenue at Cory Road, Morristown, Morris County

Speedwell Park is a large public park encompassing Speedwell and Pochahontas Lakes.
Patriots Path runs through this location.


Abbett Avenue Playground
Abbett Avenue, Morristown, Morris County

Abbett Avenue Park features tennis and basketball courts, as well as a baseball diamond and playground. Patriots Path runs through this location.


Freylinghusen Arboretum
353 East Hanover Ave, Whippany, Morris County


Central Park
Eden Lane at South Jefferson Road, Hanover Township, Morris County


























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