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This year marks the tenth anniversary since the Highlands Act was passed, putting in place critical protections for one of the most environmentally sensitive and ecologically important areas in our state.
The Highlands region provides drinking water to 5.5 million New Jersey residents, about 64% of the state! The region is home to numerous threatened and endangered species and some of the state’s most beloved parks including Round Valley, Waterloo Village, Lake Hopatcong, Wawayanda, and Pyramid Mountain. The Highlands Act protects these resources for future generations through good planning and environmental safeguards.
Join the Sierra Club on August 10th to celebrate ten years of Highlands protections the best way we know how: picnicking & swimming at the Highlands Natural Pool and hiking in Norvin Green State Forest!
Festivities kick off at 9:30 and include lunch, all day access to the Highlands Natural Pool, and options for an easy and moderate hike through the Highlands. During lunch Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, will discuss why and how the Highlands Act was passed, what we have achieved in the past 10 years, and what the next ten years may hold for the region.
Highlands Act 10th Anniversary Pool Party & Picnic
Hikes will meet at the Highlands Pool Parking Area at 9:30 AM (Directions Here)
EASY: Spectacular views on the Wyanokie High Point Hike (about 4 miles, 2.5 hrs) This hike if great for families with small children!
MODERATE: Wyanokie High Point & Explore the Mines (about 6 miles, 3 hours)
Both hikes are FREE!
Picnic at the Highlands Pool! Provided by the NJ Sierra Club
The Picnic kicks off at 1pm in the Picnic Grove!
Entrance to Highlands Pool & Picnic Grove is $10 for adults, $5 for teens 13-17, & $3 for children under 12 and is paid when entering. The Highlands Pool only accepts cash or checks at this time and small bills are appreciated!
The Pool is open from 10am-8pm and you can arrive before the picnic or stay late to take full advantage of the facility amenities including volleyball, softball, and ping pong, in addition to the pool.
Donations to the NJ Sierra Club to support our work in the Highlands are welcome.
WHERE: Highlands Natural Pool (Directions Here)
150 Snake Den Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456
Questions? Contact Kate Millsaps at Kate.Millsaps@SierraClub.org