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AFW Hike: Long Pond Ironworks, West Milford, NJ on Saturday 3/30/2024

4-mile circuit hike to Patterson Mine
Difficulty/Pace: Moderate/Moderate
Hike Coordinator: Dagi

AFW Hike: Long Pond Ironworks, West Milford, NJ on Saturday 3/30/2024

Hike: Long Pond Ironworks, West Milford, NJ on Saturday 3/20/2024

4-mile circuit hike to Patterson Mine

Difficulty/Pace:  Moderate/Moderate

Hike Coordinator:  Dagi


Location/Directions:

Long Pond Ironworks Historic District Museum, West MIlford, NJ

Note:  Car shuttle necessary from meeting place to beginning and end of trail. I-287, Exit 57, Skyline Drive, Ringwood, NJ either direction.

Southbound:  bear right on ramp, you will be on Skyline Drive.

Northbound: make left at end of ramp.  Go through stop light and under overpass.  You will then be on Skyline Drive.  Go about 5 miles over Ramapo Mountain to town of Ringwood.  Go through stop sign to the  “T” intersection with Rt. 511, turn right and go 5 miles to the Long Pond Ironworks Historic District museum on the right.

Rt. 17 N or S:   Take Ringwood/West Milford Exit—about 1 mile North of the Rt. 87 Exit 15A, and just South of the town of Sloatsburg.  Stay on this road (Sterling Mine/Sloatsburg Rd.) about  7 miles to the  “T” intersection with Rt 511.  Turn right and go 3.3 miles to the Long Pond Ironworks Historic District museum on the right.

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