Park Reviews

02/24/2016 - 1:07pm
Pilgrim Pipeline
Phil McLewin
Councils for many towns affected by the pipeline have passed resolutions opposing it, including Mahwah Township.  Copy/paste:
02/23/2016 - 5:14pm
Oil Pipeline Planned Through Ramapo Reservation
Please be informed that Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings, LLC, is planning to build an oil pipeline through a portion of the Ramapo Valley County Reservation. In order to understand the impact that this will have on the county park and surrounding areas, I encourage readers to visit the top website produced by entering these search terms with Google:
  • stoppilgrimpipeline
  • pilgrim pipeline full steam ahead
  • pilgrim pipeline holdings llc project description
(Links posted directly within posts tend to be flagged as spam by this website’s content-quality monitor, Mollom.)                     Sincerely,   Paul Neralich   Bergen County Resident 
11/30/2015 - 5:56pm
Old Stone Cabin Reduced to Rubble
Phil McLewin
Those hiking to MacMillan Reservoir, using the Schuber Trail (orange) to hike up along MacMillan Brook, will have noticed that the old stone cabin just over the bridge has been reduced to rubble.  The reason, according to County officials: This structure was deemed unsafe. It was a haven for drinking and drug use. It was littered with broken glass, cigarette butts, drug paraphernalia, and had very obscene graffiti. People were also lighting fires which was very dangerous with the very high fire danger we were having.    Too bad about the about the landmark, but the decision seems warranted.
10/20/2015 - 3:52pm
Park reopened -- Oct 20
Phil McLewin
10/16/2015 - 9:23am
Park closed due to unusual bear activity -- Oct 15, 2015
Phil McLewin

See article in (Bergen Record).  

09/05/2015 - 3:38pm
Bridge completes Reservoir Loop Trail
Phil McLewin

Bridge over stream at MacMillan Res

A newly constructed bridge over MacMillan Brook now completes the recently blazed Reservoir Loop Trail (pink).  This was a project of Eagle Scout Peter Brain, with the help of Scouts and adult leaders of Troop 309 (Wyckoff, NJ).

07/02/2014 - 9:43pm
Ramapo Valley County Park Virtual Tour on!
Check out a virtual hike of Ramapo Valley County Park on! of Pictures!
11/28/2011 - 2:29pm
Yellow-Silver Trailhead Relo
Melissa Bean

The trailhead for the Yellow-Silver Trail in Ramapo County Valley Reservation has been relocated to the beginning of MacMillan Reservoir, and still can be found by following either the Silver or Schuber trail to the reservoir.