If you love nature and wildlife, then you might want to keep reading as we tell you all about Hacklebarney State Park in New Jersey!
This beautiful state park is TEEMING with wildlife, including woodchuck, deer, fox, and those impressive black bear. You might want to remember your camera for those!
The rocky Hacklebarney State Park features the freshwater Black River that cuts it's way through the boudlers, making a beautiful location for an adventure.
There are two tributaries, which make their way through the glacial valley, and feed the Black River. This means that even in the heat of midsummer, the Black River gorge remains cool and very refreshing! Who wants to make a splash!
Keep an eye out for the river against the grey boulders and dark green hemlocks, because this creates a truly magical beauty - no matter what season.
Anglers, hikers and picnickers love the park today, but did you know that in the 19th century the park was once mined or iron ore? It's amazing the history!
Fishing is popular all year round, and hikers are in their element with the 465 acres of natural area and incredible views waiting to be explored! There are diverse habitats including wetlands, and birdwatchers will have some great opportunities, especially during migration.
Make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes because the topography can be quite rugged!
An amazing family day out in nature at Hacklebarney State Park - don't forget those hats!
Route 206 to Chester. Follow Route 24/513 west for one mile to State Park Road for two miles. Turn right onto Hacklebarney Road and travel 1/2 mile. The entrance is on the left.Get directions
They have a carry in / carry out policy to help keep the park clean for the wildlife that live there, and the families that visit!
There are grills and picnic tables in scenic locations along the ravine. No wood fires, and charcoal fires must be on the metal grills. Why not bring your own lunch to enjoy!
Take the kids' binoculars, there's plenty of creatures to spot out and about.
Take plenty of bottled water and healthy snacks to keep that energy up!
Hacklebarney State Park has very limited access for people with disabilities. Only the parking lot and adjacent restrooms can accommodate wheelchairs. Speak to the park office if you have any more questions
There is a kids playground near the picnic area for the kids to enjoy!