Ramapo County Reservation: Ruins


Welcome back to National Parks and other public lands with T! 


Ramapo Valley Reservation is a County Park in Bergen County, New Jersey. It was designated a wilderness area in 1972 with about 700 acres and has since grown to encompass over 4000 acres.


It is a dog-friendly park with a few wide, flat trails and some more challenging ones up to scenic vistas. We are always greeted by the ruins of an old structure when we enter the park, perhaps a far flung outbuilding from the nearby Crocker mansion (recently listed for the mere sum of $39 million.) The park may eventually demolish it since it seems to be used as an after-hours hangout these days.


Ramapo Reservation Posts:


Location: 608 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430

Designation: County Park

Date designated or established: 1972

Date of my visit: 8/9/2019


10 thoughts on “Ramapo County Reservation: Ruins

    1. Thanks Rebecca! I wrote this post up 2 years ago and had forgotten about it until it published this week. Made me tear up because my little dog has since passed away and my favorite outings were always with her.

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