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Apshawa Preserve

Reserve This Facility

Features

  1. Bird Watching
  2. Hiking Trails
  3. Picnic Areas
Apshawa Preserve Lands
Passaic County's 576-acre Apshawa Preserve, located in the Highlands region of New Jersey, includes a 43-acre reservoir and miles of hiking trails and includes a 68-acre tract owned by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation (NJCF), as well as a newly acquired 7-acre parcel containing a parking lot, a kiosk with trail maps, and the trail heads. 

Board of Freeholders
The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders has formed a "public-not for profit" partnership with the New Jersey Conservation Foundation to oversee the property. The mission of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation since 1960 is to preserve New Jersey’s land and natural resources to benefit all.

About Apshawa
The Apshawa Preserve is open from dawn to dusk for recreation such as bird watching, hiking and picnicking. Maps of the marked trails are available in the parking lot kiosk.

Directions to the Apshawa Preserve

From Route 287 or 23

  • Route 287N to Exit 52 - Route 23 North
  • Route 23 North for 5.6 miles to Germantown Road
  • Right turn onto Germantown Road and travel east for 2.5 miles
  • Right turn onto Macopin Road (CR 693) and travel for 1.6 miles
  • Right turn onto Northwood Road and immediately look to the right for the County’s "Apshawa Preserve” and New Jersey Conservation Foundation signage. Pull into driveway and park.

 

From Hamburg Turnpike:

·         Travel through Bloomingdale on Hamburg Turnpike (CR 694)

·         Turn right onto Macopin Road (CR 693)

·         Travel 2.1 miles and turn left onto Northwood Road

·         Look to right for the County’s “Apshawa Preserve” and New Jersey Conservation Foundation signage. Pull into driveway and park.