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Apshawa Preserve

Apshawa - CopyApshawa Preserve is an untouched 594-acre park with a 43-acre Butler Reservoir and miles of meandering hiking trails good for beginners and experts alike. Apshawa offers a diversity of habitats and beautiful vistas that attract nature enthusiasts, birdwatchers, and photographers. Hiking trails can be found via Google Maps and on-site kiosks. 68 Acres of this park is owned by the NJ Conservation Foundation, a non-profit that works to preserve and expand the trail network at this park. Apshawa Preserve has been frequently highlighted by organizations such as the NY-NJ Trail Conference for offering one of the most scenic hikes in all of New Jersey.  



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Blue Trail: 1 Mile
Red Trail: 1.6 Miles
Green Trail: 1.7 Miles
Yellow Trail: 1/2 mile

Connector Trails
White Trail: 1/3 Mile
Orange Trail 1/10 Mile
Purple Trail: 1/10 Mile

GPS Adress: 4 Northwood Drive, West Milford

Directions from Route 287

  • 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 and travel for 1.6 miles
  • Right turn onto Northwood Road and immediately look to the right for "Apshawa Preserve, New Jersey Conservation Foundation" sign. There's plenty of parking in the lot there.