Monday, January 17, 2011

Apshawa Preserve

This 576-acre preserve offers a diversity of habitats and beautiful vistas in the heart of the Highlands of northern New Jersey. The 40-acre Butler Reservoir is a scenic attraction for hikers and birdwatchers, and the Apshawa Brook flows through the preserve to the Pequannock River. Apshawa's mixed hardwood forest is dominated by oak and sugar maple.

There are almost seven miles of blazed trails in the Apshawa Preserve open for hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, nature study and fishing.

The Apshawa Preserve is open year round from dawn to dusk for recreation, and can be accessed from Macopin Road in West Milford.

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