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Tranquility Ridge

IMG_0436 (1280x960)Tranquility Ridge Park is a 2,062-acre Watershed Protection Area that spans the border of Ringwood and West Milford, New Jersey, United States, and is directly south of the New Jersey-New York State Line. Tranquility Ridge Park is directly adjacent to Sterling Forest State Park in NY, and Long Pond Ironworks State Park in NJ. The area was once part of Long Pond Ironworks, which was developed as an ironworks "plantation" by Peter Hasenclever in 1766, and produced iron for American forces during the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the American Civil War.

Tranquility Park is managed by the Palisades Park Commission and includes a network of trails that connect people to adjacent open space tracts. Among these is the Hasenclever Iron Trail, which connects Ringwood Borough with Greenwood Pond via a historic road that was developed to connect the operations of the Long Pond Ironworks.


GPS Address: Corner of Greenwood Lake Turnpike and Beech Road, West Milford NJ

From I-287 South take Exit 57 turning right to Skyline Drive [County Route 692].  From I-287 North, take Exit 57, turn left on W. Oakland Avenue, which becomes Skyline Drive.  When it terminates at Greenwood Lake Turnpike [County Route 511], turn right to find Beech Road in the vicinity of Monksville Reservoir.