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South Mountain Reservation Near Third & Valley

If you love hiking, nature, waterfalls and live music then you’ll want to check out South Mountain Reservation just minutes from Third & Valley.

This nature reserve covers 2,110 acres and is located on the Rahway River. It spreads out into Maplewood, Millburn, West Orange and South Orange. Higher points, such as Crater View, offers views of the New York City and Jersey City skylines. On hot summer days, you’ll want to visit the Orange Reservoir where you can take their paddle boats out and catch some rays. There is also a picnic pavilion to enjoy some lunch after your workout.

Some events you can look forward to at South Mountain Reservation are:

Yoga on the Waterfront – On July 31st from 6:30-7:45pm, you can enjoy a FREE outdoor yoga class on the waterfront at Clipper Pavilion. These yoga classes are suitable for both beginners and seasoned yoga practitioners. Bring a mat and dress comfortably!

Summer Music: Mike Griot’s Essex County South Mountain Blues Festival – Another free event which brings lots of attendees is on September 10th (Save the Date). The Essex County Free Music Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage throughout South Mountain’s historic park. Pack a blanket, and enjoy a beautiful cool summer evening breeze while you listen to live tunes.

 

South Mountain Reservation

W South Orange Ave & Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07078

(973) 268-3500

 

Yoga on the Waterfront

Clipper Pavilion

Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07052

 

Summer Music: Mike Griot’s Essex County South Mountain Blues Festival

W South Orange Ave & Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ 07078

(973) 268-3500

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