Apshawa Preserve

discover nature in new jersey at apshawa preserve

Apshawa Preserve is 576 acres worth of fun for every outdoor lover in your family.

Featuring beautiful vistas, waterways, northern NJ hiking trails, wildlife, and more, this is definitely a spot worth a visit.

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things to do at apshawa: nj hiking trails with waterfalls and more

Birdwatching, Fishing, and Exploring

Apshawa boasts a wide array of wildlife habitats, including groves of oak and sugar maple trees that invite all kinds of bird species. Go birdwatching to see what you can spot.

Meanwhile, Butler Reservoir covers 40 acres and offers a serene backdrop for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and exploring.

The Apshawa Brook runs through the preserve, too, flowing to the Pequannock River. This is a great place to cast out your fishing lines to snag a catch.

Places to Hike in Northern NJ

For hikers, the preserve has over five miles of trails to explore. Many include scenic waterfalls and are among the best northern NJ hiking trails.

For instance, the Red Loop trail is 1.6 miles long and winds around Butler Reservoir, providing gorgeous views. Or, try the Green Loop trail, which runs 1.7 miles over lovely hills and past Apshawa Brook.

Stay with us at the Baymont Inn & Suites while you explore this wonderful piece of nature in New Jersey. Apshawa Preserve makes a great day trip when you stay at our hotel.