Get Ready to Hike on Your Vacation in High Point State Park
Visiting New Jersey's High Point State Park in any season gives vacationers plenty to see and do, with views from High Point Monument itself reaching to neighboring Pennsylvania and New York. Featuring miles of scenic hiking trails, tranquil lakes and beaches, plus a variety of recreational activities, staying in High Point State Park cabins will ensure you get to experience it all.
Best Hiking Trails in High Point State Park
As one of New Jersey's prime hiking destinations, vacationers will find a variety of trails suitable for all ages and experience levels. Whether scaling the Kittatinny Mountains, traversing the park's cedar swamps, or exploring its hardwood forests, you will find plenty of jaw-dropping scenery on the doorstep of the local High Point State Park hotels.
Following the Kittatinny Mountain Ridge and providing superb views of valleys and mountains of the area, this 18mi. trail is ideal for experienced hikers. The trail is narrow and rocky, but as you head north through the hemlock groves, you will be able to watch as High Point Monument rises behind you.
This distinctive bog in the Dryden Kuser Natural Area offers hikers the chance to observe plenty of native wildlife. At a mile and a half, the trail is suitable for children and less experienced hikers.
This 3.5mi. trail combines flat terrain with some easy climbs, taking hikers through the hardwood forests to a small lake. This route terminates at High Point Monument, where you can stop and enjoy the scenic vistas.
Best Family Activities in High Point State Park
High Point State Park cabins are ideal for families looking to relax and unwind in some truly beautiful surroundings. Additionally, a number of recreational activities will allow you to see a different perspective of this unique reserve. So whether wildlife watching from the lake or skiing the snow-covered valleys, you are sure to find something suitable for everyone in your group.
Canoeing, kayaking, and motorboating are all popular, with launch ramps found at both Sawmill Lake and Steenykill Lake. Bring your own vessels and store them in your cabin, until you are ready to hit the water.
Lake Marcia offers cool water and plenty of space for swimmers, with a bathhouse and concessions stand to make sure everyone stays refreshed on a hot summer's day. Additionally, the beach is perfect for sunbathing, for those who don't want to get their feet wet.
The park provides support for cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and snowmobiling in winter. The High Point Cross Country Ski Center issues trail passes and further information on the park when it is blanketed in snow.
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