Morris County

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Morris County Towns

Boonton

Boonton Twp

Butler

Cedar Knolls

Chatham Borough

Chatham Twp

Chester Borough

Chester Township

Denville

Dover

East Hanover

Florham Park

Green Village

Harding

Hanover Twp

Jefferson Twp

Kinnelon

Lincoln Park

Long Hill

Madison

Mendham Borough

Mendham Twp

Mine Hill

Montville

Morris Plains

Morris Twp

Morristown

Mount Arlington

Mount Olive

Mountain Lakes

Netcong

Parsippany

Pequannock

Randolph

Riverdale

Rockaway Borough

Rockaway Twp

Roxbury

Victory Gardens

Washington Twp

Wharton

Whippany

 

Education

Education & Library

College and Universities in Morris County

Assumption College for Sisters

College of Saint Elizabeth

County College of Morris

Drew University

Fairleigh Dickinson University

College of St. Elizabeth

Morris County School of Technology

 

Library

Morris County Library

Other

Rabbinical College of America - Lubavitch

 

 

Government

Morris County is governed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Freeholders are the center of the legislative and administrative resonsibility in Morris County.

These are the administrative offices:

Public Information
Administation & Records Building
Court St.
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-282-6015

Serves as the public information center for county government departments and agencies.

County Administrator
Administration & Records Building
Court St.
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-285-6040

Responsible for the day-to-day operation and supervision of the county departments and their divisions and projects.

Clerk of the Board
Administration & Records Building
Court St.
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-285-6024

Responsible for the adminstrative and supervisory functions of the board of freeholders.

Prosecutor
Administration & Records Building
Court St.
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-285-6200

The county's chief law enforcement officer.

County Counsel
Administration & Records Building
Court St.
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-285-8060

Manages all legal matters for the county, and represents the county in litigation.

Morris County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 900
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-285-6600

Responsible for providing highly technical and specialized services to local law enforcement agencies.


Parks

Bamboo Brook
11 Longview Road
Far Hills, NJ 07931

Features: 100 Acres of fields, woodlands, and gardens offering hiking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing with areas for photgraphy.

Central Park of Morris County
91 Central Ave
Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Features: Athetic Fields, Cross Country Course, Dog Park, In-Line Rinks, Ice Skating, Snow Shoeing, Trails for Hiking and Walking, and X-Country Skiing.

Cooper Gristmill
66 Washington Tpke
Chester, NJ 07930

Visitors can watch a massive waterwheel power shafts and gears that turn 2,000-pound millstones. Learn about the history of the mill and about the town once called Milltown. Also features: Group picnic shelters, trails, fishing, hiking, snowshoeing, and x-country skiing.

Craigmeur Recreation Complex
1175 Green Pond Road
Rockaway, NJ 07435
973-697-4500

A 65-acre facility that is typically used for large corporate events. It offers large picnic areas, restroom facilities, Athletic fields, softball fields, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, basketball and volleyball courts, bocce ball, ping pong and a children's playground.

Elizabeth D. Kay Evironmental Center
200 Pottersville Road
Chester Twp, NJ 07930

223-acres of meadows, wildflowers, and gardens. Offers trails, guide nature hikes, snowshoeing and x-country skiing.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
73 Kahdena Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

Offers visitors the opportunity to experience agricultural heritage throught living history progams and tours looking at life in Victorian times.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum
53 East Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960

127-acres of woodlands, meadows, beautiful gardens and offers trails for garden tours, hiking, snowshoeing, and x-county skiing.

Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
247 Southern Boulevard
Chatham Twp, NJ 07928

A mixture of marshes, meadows, dry woods and brush-covered swamps. Visitors walk along trails and boardwalks observing plants and animals in their natural habitat. Offers pond obersvation decks, self-guided nature hikes and trails.

Hackelbarney State Park
119 Hackelbarney Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853

Offers 978 acres of hiking, fishing and hunting. Also available for picnics with playgrounds.

Hedden Park
124 Reservoir Ave
Randolph, NJ 07869

380-acres that include 2 ballfields, picnic sites, hiking trails, and a group picnic shelter. There is also Hedden Park Lake, six acres with a fishing pier, a boat house, a deck area, and an outdoor fireplace for iceskaters in the winter.

Hopatcong State Park
Exit 28 off of Route 80
Netcong, NJ

Offers 159 acres for fishing, hiking, hunting, picnicking, basketball courts, playgrounds, boating, swimming, and ice skating and snowshoeing in the winter months.

James Andrews County Memorial Park
Radtke Road
Randolph, NJ 07869

Park with a brook with small trout. Offers biking, hiking, snowshoeing and x-country skiing. Freedom park is located at one of the trails that offers a memorial to four residents of Randolph that lost their lives at the World Trade Center on 9-11.

Lee's Marina
433 Howard Blvd
Mount Arlington, NJ 07856

Located on Lake Hopatcong, NJ's largest freshwater lake at 9 miles long. It offers 110 boat slips, 9 moorings and 3 boat launch ramps.

Lewis Morris Park
270 Mendham Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
or
Grand Parade Rd & Sugar Loaf Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960

1154-acre area that includes a lake recreation area, Parcourse Exercise Circuit, three ballfields, a group camping area, and six picnic areas. Other features are a dog park, biking, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, ice skating and sledding during cold seasons, snowshoeing and x-country skiing.

Loantaka Brook Reservation
468 South Street
or
139 Kitchell Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960

570-acres with 5 miles of trails that provide biking, jogging, hiking, horseback riding and x-country skiing. Three ballfields are included as well as a group shelter area, a large parking lot and a Joint-Use Excerise Center.

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation
3 Entrances:
148, 159 or 365 (for RVs) Weldon Road
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

Morris County's largest park at 3,200 acres of wilderness and recreational areas and 20 miles of multi-use trails that feature some of the highest points in Morris County. There are four activity areas with two options for overnight stays. The first is a camping area with tent sites and Adirondack shelters with platforms, picnic tables and fire rings. There is also the trailer area paved sites, electrical and seasonal water hook-ups, and picnic tables and charcoal grills. The Saffin pond area has access to fishing, hiking, biking, equestrian trails and ice skating. Finally there is a general picnic area with both group and family sites with tables and charcoal grills, a pavilion, ballfield, exercise area and horseshoe pit.

Old Troy Park
440 Reynolds Ave
Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ 07054

Small 96-acre park popular as a weekday lunch spot or picnics. Recreational facilities include family picnic sites, athletic workout areas, horsheoe pits, wooden play equipment, a ballfield and a hiking area.

Passaic River County Park
2047 Valley Road
Chatham, NJ 07928

769 acres along the Passaic River in Long Hill and Chatham are available for hiking, picnicking, softball, fishing, ice skating and cross country skiiing.

Patriot's Path

A gradually devoloping network of hiking, biking and equestrian trails and green open spaces linking several dozen Federal, state, county, and municipal parks, watershed lands, historic sites and other points of interest in Morris County. Patriot's Path stretches from East Hanover which connects with the Lenape Trail in Essex County to Allamuchy Mountain State Park in Sussex County and the Village Trail in Hunterdon County.

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area
Boonton Ave & Mars Ct
Montville, NJ 07045

1500 acres of open space rich in natural and historical resources. The wide variety of habitats found include fields, forests, streams and ponds, which support a number of plants that are considered uncommon in New Jersey as well as endangered plants and animals.

Schooley's Mountain County Park
91 East Springtown Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853

Offers 797 acres of recreational facilities including a ballfield, fishing, ice skating on the eight acre lake, and a play area near the lake picnic grove. There is a 470 foot floating bridge to provide access to the lake from the lodge area. There is also a natural amphitheater for concerts during Summerfest and a group shelter for picnics.

Seaton Hackney Stables
440 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960

Offers riding lessons with instruction in Hunt Seat Equitation, Balance seat, Combined Training, Show Jumping and Dressage. There is also Western instruction, cart driving lessons sidesaddle clinics.

Silas Condict County Park
100 Kinnelon Road
Kinnelon, NJ 07054

1000 acres of varied activities including paddle and row boats in the summer weekends and picnic areas for barbecues, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. In the winter ice skating and cross country skiing are also popular.

Sunrise Lake
Route 124
Morris Township, NJ 07960

Fee based swimming beaches, water fun and boating rentals.

Tourne County Park
89 Old Boonton Ave
Denville, NJ 07834
or
98 McCaffrey Lane
Boonton, NJ 07005

With historic ties dating back to 1757 it offers 547 acres, including a wildflower trail with nearly 250 species of native plants. Also offers picnics, hiking and day camps in the summer and sledding in the winter.

Traction Line Recreation Trail
Runs along Madison Borough, Morristown and Morris Twp.

Recreational 2 mile trail which runs parralel to the NJ Transit Railroad Tracks. The trail is popular for biking, jogging, cross county skiing, walking and strollers.

Willowwood Arboretum
14 Longview Road
Far Hills, NJ 07931

Offers 130 acres of rolling farm land with almost 3,500 kinds of native and exotic plants and beautiful gardens.


 

Sports & Recreation

 

Family/Outdoor Fun

Alstede Farms
84 County Road 513 (old route 24)
Chester, NJ 07930
908-879-7189

Offers the experience to pick your own seasonal produce, farmer's market, flowers, garden center and mulch.

Frelinghuysen Arboretum
53 East Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960

127-acres of woodlands, meadows, beautiful gardens and offers trails for garden tours, hiking, snowshoeing, and x-county skiing.

The Seeing Eye
10 Washington Valley Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-539-4425

The oldest existing dog guide school in the world. Tours are offered Mondays and Thursdays by reservation.

Wrightman's Farms
1111 Mt. Kemble Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-425-9819

Offers pick your own on a family farm since 1922. Also offers fresh baked pies, fruit and gift baskets and flowers and plants.

Golf

  • Anchor Golf Land
    21 Route 10 East
    Whippany, NJ 07981
    973-887-0898

  • Brooklake Country Club
    139 Brooklake Road
    Florham Park, NJ 07932
    973-377-2235

  • Berkshire Valley Golf Course
    28 Cozy Lake Road
    Jefferson, NJ 07435
    973-208-0018

  • Deer Run Golf Club
    1 Gettysburg Way
    Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
    973-694-0758

  • Fairmount Country Club
    400 Sern Blvd
    Chatham, NJ 07928
    973-377-3901

  • Flanders Valley Golf Course
    81 Pleasant Hill Road
    Flanders, NJ 07836
    973-584-5382

  • Green Pond Golf Club
    765 Green Pond Road
    Rockaway, NJ 07866
    973-983-9494

  • Knoll Country Club - East
    1200 Knoll Road
    Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034
    973-263-7115

  • Knoll Country Club - West
    900 Greenbank Road
    Boonton, NJ 07005
    973-263-7110

  • Madison Golf Club
    Green Avenue
    Madison, NJ 07940
    973-377-5264

  • Meadows Golf Course
    79 Two Bridges Road
    Lincoln Park, NJ 07035
    973-626-7212

  • Mendham Golf & Tennis Club
    Golf Lane
    Mendham, NJ 07945
    973-543-7297

  • Morris County Golf Club
    Punch Bowl Road
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    973-539-1188

  • Mount Tabor Country Club
    Country Club Road
    Mount Tabor, NJ 07878
    973-627-5995

  • Peace Pipe Golf Club
    1 Lee Road
    Denville, NJ 07834
    973-625-4593

  • Picatinny Golf Club
    Building 121-b
    Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806
    973-989-2466

  • Pinch Brook Golf Course
    234 Ridgedale Ave
    Florham Park, NJ 07932
    973-377-2039

  • Rockaway River Country Club
    39 Pocono Road
    Denville, NJ 07834
    973-627-4461

  • Roxiticus Golf Club
    Bliss Road
    Mendham, NJ 07945
    973-543-4017

  • Spring Brook Country Club
    9 Spring Brook Road
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    973-538-7959

  • Sunset Valley Golf Course
    47 West Sunset Road
    Pomptain Plains, NJ 07444
    973-835-1515


Hockey

Mennan Sports Arena
161 Hanover Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-326-7651

A full service ice center with skating year round.

NJ Devils

NY Islanders

NY Rangers

Philadephia Flyers

 

Visitor Center

Morris County Tourism Bureau
6 Court Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151

 

 


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