Did you ever think there you be glacial lakes in New Jersey? There is in Kittatinny Valley State Park, so if that surprises you, imagine what else there is out there to surprise you!
The state park is filled with magical nature to explore, from limestone outcroppings, and historic former railroads. There is even a small airport!
With all the lakes and streams, of course there is fishing! Lake Aeroflux and Gardner's Pond both form part of the Pequest River, which makes for excellent fishing...and even boating!
Relax on the banks or on the water, and try and spot the beautiful that call the Kittatinny Valley State Park home. Can you guess what kinds of animals you might spot? If you guessed whitetail deer, beaver, squirrels, wild turkey or muskrats, then you'd be right!
The park has a ton of other fun activities which are perfect for that active family. There are hiking trails for you to enjoy, which vary in difficulty in terrain. There are gravel roads which are great for walks, and then the more technical terrain for those more experienced mountain-bikers.
There are also plenty of single track trails as well as gravel roads which are great for hiking and biking in the summer, and then yes winter brings snowshoeing and cross country skiing - don't let that snow put you off! Horse back riding is great in the area too.
If you want a relaxing stroll with a bit of education thrown in, there is a 2 mile self-guided nature trail which gives you an introduction to the parks cultural and natural resources.
Get those walking shoes and adventure in your veins ready - because Kittatinny Valley State Park has plenty to offer you!
State park regulations prohibit swimming except at designated beaches with lifeguards on duty. None of the lakes at Kittatinny Valley State Park have designated beach areas.
There is camping too if you want to extend your experience!
They have a small number of picnic tables and grills are available near the parking area adjacent to Limecrest Road so why not bring your own lunch or dinner and enjoy it with the wildlife!
Healthy Eating Make sure you bring lots of bottled water!
PLEASE NOTE that the address given is a postal one, please plan your journey independently.
To the park office: From Route 80, take Route 206 north approximately 8 miles through Andover Borough. Turn right onto Goodale Road and follow it approx. 1 mile to the park entrance on the right.
The historic railroads were used through the late 1800s and 1900s, so there is lots to learn!
The recreational facilities are partially accessible, so if you need more information just give the park a call.
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