Wawayanda State Park
The quiet charm of Wawayanda appeals to mountain bikers, hikers, campers, swimmers and boaters. Forested hills surround Lake Wawayanda creating a restful backdrop for canoeists, boaters and fisherman, while steep mountains challenge casual as well as serious hikers. A twenty-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail runs through the park, while the top of Wawayanda Mountain offers sensational views. More than forty miles of trails are marked in the park.
Wawayanda State Park is a is a 34,350 acres (139.0 km) state park in Sussex County and Passaic County in northern New Jersey. The park is in Vernon Township on the Sussex County side, and West Milford on the Passaic County side. There are 60 miles (96 km) of hiking trails in the park, including a 20-mile (32 km) stretch of the Appalachian Trail. The park is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry. Many of these trails are open to bikes, but not all of them, such as the aforementioned Appalachian Trail.