Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve

Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve

High Mountain from the Island Bridges Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin High Mountain from the Island Bridges Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin
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The former Haledon Reservoir is now Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve with a loop hiking trail around its perimeter and a short trail jutting into the lake on dikes. The borough recently installed two new floating bridges to complete the Island Bridges Trail.  


 

The Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve, formerly known as the Haledon Reservoir, was acquired by the Borough of Franklin Lakes in 2006 from the Borough of Haledon, and was opened to the public in June 2011.  The 120-acre site is dedicated to hiking, fishing and bird watching. 

The former reservoir was created by damming part of the Molly Ann Brook in 1919.  The brook rises south of...

Park Acreage:

120.00 acres

Municipality:

Franklin Lakes

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Contact Information

Web Link:

Borough of Franklin Lakes, Department of Recreation and Parks

Phone:

(201) 847-8200

Fees:

None

Dogs in park:

Dogs on leash

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