High Mountain Park Preserve was established in 1993, but the mountain’s bedrock of volcanic origins dates back over 130 million years. It is a natural conservation home to rare and threatened plants and wildlife. The park ground has several waterfalls and a skyline view of New York City and Northern New Jersey from the top of the summit.
High Mountain Park Preserve’s address is 100 University Dr. Wayne, NJ 07470. The grounds are open to the public during daylight hours. The parking area for this attraction is on University Drive at the campus of William Paterson University.
Plan a day of outdoor adventure on the 1260-acre grounds of High Mountain Park Preserve. Pack your hiking boots, mountain bike, or walking shoes to prepare for hiking through 11 miles of trails. The information kiosk has a map that will go over which trails to take and the history behind each path.
At the preserve, you will see flying squirrels, wild turkeys, chipmunks, white-tailed deer, and a rare endangered plant called Torrey’s Mountain Mint, an umbrella species that protects the northern long-ear bat. So bring your cameras, pack a snack, and be prepared to be in awe of this outdoor oasis’s beautiful and unique sightings.
Once your day outdoors ends, plan an evening at a local restaurant. A local favorite is Maggie’s Town Tavern, and here you will be invited by friendly staff, a warm environment, and American cuisine. If you want fine dining after a day in workout clothes, make a reservation at Robert’s Scratch Kitchen. They have an upscale restaurant with American Cuisine with a twist. The twist is you can bring your beverage of choice to enjoy with your meal.
The great thing about New Jersey is the short travel time around the peninsula. After a morning training with Performance Jiu Jitsu, you can plan a day at High Mountain Park Preserve to complete your workout or enjoy the outdoors. It is only 8 miles away. Follow the directions below to get to High Mountain Park Preserve from Performance Jiu Jitsu. Click here to learn more about another attraction.