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Apshawa Preserve

Hike along one of the most scenic trails in all of New Jersey! Apshawa Preserve is an area of natural parkland in West Milford. The untouched landscape features the charming Butler Reservoir and miles of meandering hiking trails for both beginners and experts alike. The preserve also hosts a variety of habitats and gorgeous vistas that attract nature enthusiasts, birdwatchers, and photographers. A portion of Apshawa Preserve is owned by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, a nonprofit that works to preserve and expand trail networks. Apshawa Preserve is open for recreation year-round, from dawn to dusk.

Park Info

4 Northwood Drive, West Milford, NJ 07480


  • Seven Marked Hiking Trails
  • Birdwatching
  • Butler Reservoir
  • Dog-Friendly (Leashed)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail Information Kiosk
  • Horseback Riding
  • Nearly 600 Acres Total
  • Parking
  • Scenic Views
  • Street Parking

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