South Mountain Recreation Complex

Northfield Ave. & Cherry Ln.
West Orange, NJ 07040
 973-268-3500
  • Overview

    South Mountain Reservation is home to one of the state’s top tourist attractions, the Turtle Back Zoo, which welcomes more than 500,000 guests a year.

    Next to the zoo is the new Treetop Adventure that features an aerial obstacle like no other. It’s designed and built in the trees, each tree is equipped with a platform and visitors traverse from platform to platform through a variety of “elements” that will make the trip a challenge.

    There’s also the Richard J. Cody Arena for ice skating and hockey. And don’t miss MiniGolf Safari, an award winning 19-hole course. Experience a taste of Africa as you putt around a life size gorilla, hippo and many other African creatures.
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    •  Lodging

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    •  Activities

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      •   Activities

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      •   Activities

        Turtle Back Zoo
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