The Underrated New Jersey Spring That Just Might Be Your New Favorite Summer Destination

When it comes to waterfront fun, New Jersey has no shortage. Our 127 miles of shoreline ensure that there’s always somewhere to cool off when the weather gets warm. Everyone has a favorite beach but we all know the downside…traffic. The Parkway can come to a standstill on summer weekends which can be a bit of a deterrent. For an entirely different and perhaps more relaxed day on the water, check out one of New Jersey’s spectacular stream-fed pools…

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The early season is in full swing, and the pool is open weekends only from 11-7 until June 25th, when the summer season begins. Summer hours are 10-8 on weekends and 11-8 on weekdays. Fathers are offered discounted admission on 6/17 (Happy Father’s Day!), so now may be the perfect time to check it out. You’ll find Highlands Natural Pool at 180 Snake Den Road in Ringwood. For more information, visit their website here. To discover another natural swimming spot in New Jersey, click here.