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Abram S Hewitt State Forest
Abram S Hewitt State Forest
ABRAM S HEWITT STATE FOREST
ABRAM S HEWITT STATE FOREST
c/o Wawayanda State Forest
Hewitt, New Jersey   07421

Phone: 973-853-4462
Rocky outcrops and upland swamps characterize Abram S. Hewitt State Forest. Upon entering the forest, the Appalachian Trail ascends to Bearfort Ridge. The glacially carved ridge offers spectacular views eastward along Greenwood Lake. Bearfort Mountain is the eastern terminus of the Wawayanda Plateau. At this point, the Appalachian Trail leaves New Jersey and enters New York. A section of Bearfort Ridge reaches into Hewitt State Forest, offering hikers a challenging climb with a rewarding view. The forest is isolated and untouched, accessible only on foot. Marshes and wetlands are scattered throughout the forest with several brooks and streams crisscrossing the lower areas. Hemlock and oak are the dominant species of this relatively undisturbed forest.


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Appalachian Trail

Rocky outcrops and upland swamps characterize Abram S. Hewitt State Forest. Upon entering the forest, the Appalachian Trail ascends to Bearfort Ridge. The glacially carved ridge offers spectacular views eastward along Greenwood Lake. Bearfort Mountain is the eastern terminus of the Wawayanda Plateau. At this point, the Appalachian Trail leaves New Jersey and enters New York.
Things To Do in the Area
Peters Valley Craft Center - Layton , NJArts/Cultural/Drama
Peters Valley is a non-profit education center and gallery for craft arts. Tour the studios on weekends during summer. Workshops May to September, 2 to 5 days. Expert instructors from US and abroad. Commute or sleep over for a mini-vacation close-to-home. Wood turning, weaving, jewelry, ceramics, blacksmithing, photography, papermaking, beading and more.
24.5 miles from park*
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Area Campgrounds
Beaver Hill Campground
120 Big Spring Road
Hardyston, NJ
973-827-0670
Tall Timbers POA Inc.
100 Tall Timbers Road
Sussex, NJ
Area Fishing Related Businesses
Mastodon Sporting Goods
195 Highland Lakes Rd
Highland Lakes, NJ
(973) 764-0200
Davis Sport Shop
120 Route 17
Sloatsburg, NY
(845) 753-2198
Area Cabins and Lodges
Hidden Valley Resort
44 Breakneck Rd
Vernon, NJ
(973) 764-4200
Resort Club Inc
3 Telemark Dr
Vernon, NJ
(973) 209-4362
Minerals Resort & Spa
2 Chamonix Dr
Vernon, NJ
(973) 827-2222
Resort Club at the Great Gorge
State Rt 94
Vernon, NJ
(973) 827-8000
Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Cedar Lakes Cottages - Port Jervis, NYCottages and Cabins
Cedar Lakes is a gorgeous 500-acre estate surrounding twin cedar lakes. We have a selection of deluxe cottages for nightly or weekly rentals. Enjoy hiking, boating, fishing, tennis, and swimming on the property. Cottages have full kitchens, fireplaces, WIFI, and great amenities--all for the price of a hotel.
18.6 miles from park*

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Directions
Abram S. Hewitt State Forest is located in Vernon Township off of Warwick Turnpike. The forest can be reached by taking Route 23 to Union Valley Road into West Milford. At the light past the town hall, bear left and continue on Union Valley Road. At the next fork in the road, turn left onto White Road and at the next intersection turn right. Parking is along both sides of Warwick Turnpike. Trails start near stream.
Area Shopping
Peters Valley Craft Center Store - Layton , NJArts Crafts
The store at Peters Valley Craft Center offers original handcrafted art, jewelry, clothing, ceramics, and home furnishings. Unique items from over 300 artists offer distinctive ideas to embellish the home, treat yourself, or to select for a gift. Visit the Gallery upstairs for our latest exhibit of fine art craft.
24.5 miles from park*

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Abram S Hewitt State Forest
Abram S Hewitt State Forest