What a remarkable little gem, Hacklebarney State Park is!
This nearly 1,200 acre park located in Long Valley, NJ is a fabulous place to take in the sights and sounds of nature.
According to the DEC, "Hacklebarney is a favorite place for avid anglers, hikers and picnickers...The gushing river against the grey boulders and dark green hemlocks creates a majestic beauty in any season."
In fact, thanks to the diversity of this park's landscape, three rare and endangered plant species exist within the park: American ginseng, leatherwood and Virginia pennywort. In addition to these special specimens, over 100 bird species and wildlife such as black bear, woodchuck, deer and fox live in the park! (credit: DEC)
One author, Peter Osborne, described this park ever-so thoroughly:
"Deep in the ravines of Trout and Rinehart Brooks are remote places that one can view the glacial moraine of millennia ago, when an ice sheet covered the region. The rock strewn landscape is all that remains of that major geological event; it is also a place that is endowed with a fascinating history."
To learn MORE about this park's offerings, visit the DEC's page, or give Hacklebarney a visit yourself!