Soak Your Stress Away Near New Jersey's Norvin Green State Forest At Highlands Natural Pool
The wooded setting of the Highlands Natural Pool offers a clue about the hiking opportunities available in the nearby Norvin Green State Forest. The pool itself is distinctive, as a stream-fed body of water that resembles a lake. When paired with the 21 miles of hiking trails, it becomes a unique spot in northern New Jersey. There’s nothing wrong with a relaxing day at the pool, but that water seems even more refreshing after a hike on the adjacent loop trails that range from a half-mile to 5.5 miles in the Wyanokie Highlands.
Several hiking options are available in the Norvin Green State Forest. For more details, see the New Jersey Park Service website. The Highlands Natural Pool is open from 12-6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in June, then daily through Labor Day and on weekends in September. The number of day passes is limited, so you’ll want to arrive by noon. For more information about fees and rules, see the Highlands Natural Pool website.