Highland Lakes

Pochuck Boardwalk- Appalachian Trail

The Highland Lakes in New Jersey’s Skylands region have always been special. The Highland Lakes area includes the Vernon Valley, known as some of New Jersey’s most productive farmlands since Colonial times. Most lakes are the result of streams flowing…

Lake Carnegie

Springtime at Lake Carnegie

Although steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie is remembered for his library donations, one of his lesser-known gifts to society is Lake Carnegie, also known as Carnegie Lake. Constructed in the Delaware River area on Princeton University’s southern end, Lake…

Lake Aeroflex

Kittatinny Valley Vista

Tucked away within New Jersey’s Skylands region, Lake Aeroflex is the crown jewel of the Kittatinny Valley State Park. Sometimes called New Wawayanda Lake, Aeroflex is considered the deepest natural lake in the State of New Jersey. That distinction brings…

Spring Lake NJ

The mute swans glide across the surface of Spring Lake, their heads tipped demurely toward the clean, spring water. Their graceful presence is an elegant, visual manifestation of the charming Victorian town surrounding the lake. Spring Lake and the town…

Lake Musconetcong

In the early 1800’s, the Morris Canal and Banking Company was tasked with building a canal to help move freight across the New Jersey. In order to supply the Morris Canal with a reliable source of water, Lake Hopatcong, a…

Deal Lake

Wildlife at Deal Lake

The largest freshwater coastal lake in New Jersey, Deal Lake is composed of a unique series of shallow ponds and channels clustered together — as opposed to a typical, single-bodied structure. Located in the middle of Monmouth County, its long,…

Culver Lake

Aerial View of Culver Lake

Culver Lake is an exclusive, privately owned body of water located in Sussex County New Jersey. The immaculate 555-acre lake has an average depth of 50 feet, along with seven soft miles of shoreline. Owned and operated by the Normanoch…

Lake Owassa

Sunset on Lake Owassa

A privately-owned association lake, Lake Owassa is located in Sussex County in the Culvers Gap Area of the Skyland Region. The lake is only 275-acres with its deepest point being 24 feet. First known as “Long Pond” in an original…

Lake Erskine

Erskine Lake is the prized possession of a proud private community. Sitting in the Ramapo Mountains of New Jersey in the Gateway Region, Lake Erskine is surrounded by adventure, beauty, culture and history. The lake spans about 90 acres, surrounded…

Oxford Furnace Lake

What was once built for practical purposes of flood and erosion control is now a quiet lake area known as Oxford Furnace Lake in Warren County, New Jersey. Named for the first hot blast furnace in America, Oxford Furnace was…

Lake Mohawk

Wildlife at Lake Mohawk

Nestled in the town of Sparta, Lake Mohawk will take visitors and residents back in time with Tudor style architecture dotted around the lake. Although a private lake community in the northwest region of New Jersey, there are restaurants and…

Upper Greenwood Lake

Dock at Upper Greenwood Lake

Once a private summer resort lake, Upper Greenwood Lake is now home to full-time residents who enjoy lake living in north central New Jersey. Located in Hewitt, Sussex County, Upper Greenwood Lake offers many recreational activities. Upper Greenwood Lake should…

Merrill Creek Reservoir

Dusk at Merrill Creek Reservoir

Merrill Creek Reservoir, located in Warren County, New Jersey, is a 650-acre man-made lake completed in 1988. The reservoir project took 13 years of planning and building and an investment of $217 million by a consortium of seven utility companies…

Union Lake

Union Lake is an 898-acre reservoir located in the town of Millville in southern New Jersey. The lake dates back to the 1790s, when the damming of the Maurice River created a small reservoir used to power a local mill.…