PARKS, RECREATION & CAMPS

PARKS

 

Blairstown Dog Park

Website | Lambert Road Blairstown, NJ 07825

What began as a small idea in November 2010 has finally turned into a reality. With a land donation from the township, the Blairstown Dog Park is a large, 1-acre fenced in area where people can bring their dogs to socialize and run off leash. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, it is completely funded and run by volunteers and generous donations. Open to anyone, members must first complete a membership form and show proof of license and vaccines. A membership fee also applies.


Footbridge Park

Website | Paulinskill Valley Trail Blairstown, NJ 07825

Footbridge Park is a good spot for taking a break or exploring the town. Walk the historic Footbridge Bridge, which John Insley Blair presented to the citizens of Blairstown on August 22, 1893 to commemorate his 91st birthday. A large parking area makes this an informal trailhead for the rail-trail. The trail crosses the Paulinskill several times over the next 4.5 miles. Upon reaching Stillwater Road, the stream and the trail diverge, and the trail enters a wooded wetland.


Sycamore Park

Lambert Road Blairstown, NJ 07825

Completely fenced in Sycamore Park, also known as Patriot Park, is located on Lambert Road, a short distance from North Warren Regional High School and sits on a hill overlooking the ball fields where many sporting events are held. This park has it all, from a bouncy bridge, and your regular playground structures such as slides and swings, to cute unique additions which will make this park a cherished addition to the community for many years to come.

 

Recreation

 

Millbrook Village

Website | Old Mine Road, Blairstown

Millbrook Village, part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, is a re-created community of the 1800s where aspects of pioneer life are exhibited and occasionally demonstrated by skilled and dedicated docents throughout the village. Although most of the buildings at the site are replications, Millbrook has a real past. A few of the old structures have survived the ravages of Mother Nature, and escaped condemnation to make way for the ill-fated Tocks Island Dam project in the 1960s. Although the project sealed the fate of this and other villages in what is now a National Park, the Millbrook Village Society has worked hard and consistently to bring the village back to life. During “Millbrook Days” held the beginning of October, artisans demonstrate historic crafts.


Mohican Outdoor Center

Website | 50 Camp Mohican Road Blairstown, NJ 07825

Located on a beautiful glacial lake in the 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, AMC’s Mohican Outdoor Center is an ideal retreat from the world’s cares. Stroll to nearby wetlands to spot the local wildlife, or hike the Appalachian Trail to magnificent views of the water gap. Or just splash or paddle in Catfish Pond and unwind.

Just a 90-minute drive from New York City, Mohican is a great base for exploring on your own, with your family and friends, or with a larger group. With self-service cabins, comfortable lodge bunk space, and a fully-stocked kitchen, Mohican caters to those who appreciate value accommodations and prefer to bring or cook their own meals. For a guided experience, Mohican’s weekend getaway programs offer the chance to learn a new skill and get to know other fun outdoors folk.


White Lake

Website | Route 521, Hardwick, NJ 07825

White Lake Natural Resource Area is a 469-acre preserve with numerous trails. It is located in Hardwick Township and is owned by Warren County. The Ridge and Valley Conservancy (RVC) provides stewardship for this unique landscape. White Lake itself is a deep 69-acre spring fed water body. Beneath the clear blue water lays a chalky marl bottom composed of freshwater mollusk shells and clay. A variety of habitats surround the lake, including fertile meadows, karst limestone exposures, sinkhole ponds, and stands of mature hemlock and hardwood forests. The shoreline is also home to various endangered or threatened plant species. In addition, the preserve is dotted with several cultural and historical points of interest, including a lime kiln and the stone wall remnants of an ice house/marl processing facility.

 

CAMPS

 

Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco

Website | 11 Sand Pond Road, Hardwick, NJ 07825

Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco, also known as NoBe, is a Boy Scouts of America camp located in Hardwick Township, New Jersey, owned by the Northern New Jersey Council. It opened in 1927.

No-Be-Bo-Sco is in session from July–August each year to Scouts and includes dozens of merit badge classes and activities throughout its six weeks. NoBe also operates a year-round program. Heated cabins are available for troops of all sizes to be rented for weekend use. The camp serves as a launching point for a hike along the Appalachian Trail, or exploring the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area.


Happiness is Camping

Website | 62 Sunset Lake Road, Hardwick, NJ 07825

Located in Hardwick, Happiness Is Camping’s main goal is to provide children with cancer and their siblings a traditional residential camp experience together with sophisticated medical care for campers both on and off treatment. Campers, ages 6-17, climb high ropes, shoot archery, swim in the pool, and so much more. These special children come to this unique camp free of charge, where they can put aside their illness and do what kids like to do… have fun!


Johnsonburg Camp and Retreat Center

Website | 822 Route 519m Johnsonburg, NJ 07825

Johnsonburg Camp & Retreat Center established in 1959 provides experiential Christian education in support of the Presbyterian Church in New Jersey. Johnsonburg today is a place where city kids meet country kids, where black and white discover common ground, where the rich and poor of means and spirit are valued equally, and where each is encouraged to take another vital step toward realizing oneness in Christ.


Princeton-Blairstown Center

Website | 158 Millbrook Road Hardwick, NJ, 07825
For 110 years, the Princeton-Blairstown Center has provided adventure-based, experiential education to vulnerable youth. What began in 1908 as a summer camp run by Princeton University students and faculty has evolved into a wide variety of year-round programs serving over 7,000 young people from the Mid-Atlantic states. Today their award-winning Summer Bridge Program serves as the centerpiece of the Center’s work and provides week-long educational programs to approximately 600 students from low-income communities in Trenton, Newark, and New York City free of charge.


Triple Brook RV & Camping Resort

Website | 58 Honey Run Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825
TripleBrook RV & Camping Resort is a family campground located near the Delaware Water Gap in the Skylands region of New Jersey. The Skylands Region is an area that features one of the state’s most impressive and familiar natural landscapes, the famous notch in the Kittatinny Mountains. Camping here is a truly enjoyable and relaxing experience. Camp in the natural beauty and splendor of the mountains with all of the modern conveniences of home. Located within minutes of the towns of Hope, Blairstown and Columbia, as well as Stroudsburg in the Poconos, TripleBrook is a perfect vacation spot for the entire family.


YMCA Camp Mason

Website | 23 Birch Ridge Road Hardwick, NJ 07825

Camp Mason’s 650-acre site is located next to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and serves approximately 800 campers in its summer camp programs annually, plus an addition 7,000 participants at its outdoor center. Their facilities include a boat house on the lake, a swimming pool, an area known as ‘The Courts’, which includes basketball and street hockey courts, a skate park and a gaga pit, an athletic field, two ropes courses, a dining hall and six cabins for each of the four villages.

Camp Mason’s summer programs include a traditional co-ed overnight camp, western ranch camp, day camp, and adventure trips camp. Teens who have finished the 10th grade can participate in the Counselor-in-Training program. Camp Mason’s Outdoor Center offers programs for families, school groups, and business retreats. Part of the YMCA brand, Camp Mason prides itself on being a place where campers discover confidence, become leaders, create community, learn values and form lifelong memories.

Horse Farms & Horseback Riding

AHB Trail Rides

Breezehill Farm

Helping Horseshoe Therapeutic Riding Club

Furlyn Farm and Stables

Lauralan Farms

Majestic Stables

North Wind Stables

Patewood Farms

Ridge View Farm

Silver Fox Farms

Staloff Performance Horses

Sugar Mountain Stables

Top View Riding Stables

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