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Winter Sports heading

Cross Country Skiing Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding Ice Fishing
Ice Skating Sledding Snowtubing

discount lift tickets
In cooperation with the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association, discount lift tickets to many ski facilities are available through Recreation Departments and County Park Commissions.
      Visit Liftopia to purchase discount lift tickets online in advance for participating ski areas.

      If you are travelling north on the New York Thruway (I-87) to ski, Potter Brothers Ski & Snowboard Shops offer discount lift tickets to ski areas in New York, Massachusetts and Vermont.

essex county department of parks, recreation & cultural affairs
973-268-3500.

hunterdon county parks & recreation
Snow & ice conditions: 908-782-1158.

middlesex county parks & recreation
732-745-3900. Trail maps available online.

monmouth county park system
Visit website for current conditions.
For cross country ski and snowshoe rentals and winter activity info, call 732-842-4000 ext. 4312.

morris county park system
Snow & ice conditions: 973-326-7632.
Please note: Sledding, skating, and cross-country skiing are not permitted at county golf courses.

somerset county park commission
Winter activity hotline: 908-722-1200, ext. 7.

union county parks & recreation
Snow & ice conditions: 908-558-4079.
Union County Parks & Recreation,
908-527-4900.
Warinanco Skating Center recording: 908-298-7850.

cross country skiing / snowshoeing

Essex County Parks
South Mountain Reservation, Brookside Dr., West Orange/Millburn, 973-857-8530.

High Point Cross Country Ski Center
1480 Rt. 23, Sussex County, 973-702-1222. State Park: 973-875-4800. Dec.-Mar.: Mon.-Fri. 9-4, Sat. & Sun. 8-4.
   Cross country ski center features 15 km of groomed trails, 6.5 km with snowmaking equipment, 8 km snowshoeing trail, kids trail, and handicapped trail. Lodge with fireplace, food and beverage. Ice skating on Lake Marcia. Lessons; guided tours; equipment sales and rentals available including baby back carriers.
Sat & Sun
         Group lessons at 10, 12 & 2pm. Private lessons at 11 & 1pm. Call for weekday instruction.

Hunterdon County Parks
• Deer Path Park, W. Woodschurch Rd., Readington Twp., 908-782-1158.
• Echo Hill Park, Lilac Dr., Clinton Twp., 908-788-1484.
• Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 Rt. 31N, Clinton Twp., 908-788-1484.
• Point Mountain Park, Musconetcong & Point Mountain Rds., Lebanon Twp.,
  908-788-1484.
• Teetertown Park, Hollow Brook & Pleasant Grove Rd., Lebanon Twp.,
  908-788-1484.

Hunterdon County Area
• Spruce Run Recreation Area, Rt. 31N on Van Syckels Rd., Clinton,
  908-638-8572.
• Voorhees State Park, Rt. 513, Lebanon Twp.

Mercer County Area
• Washington Crossing State Park, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd.,
  Titusville, 609-737-0623.

Middlesex County Parks & Recreation
732-745-3900. Trail maps online.
• Farm Road Trail, Davidson's Mill Pond Park, North Brunswick
• Heathcote Meadows Preserve, South Brunswick. Four-mile Heathcote-Mapleton   Loop connects the Preserve to the Cook Natural Area, Mapleton Preserve and   Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park.
• Middlesex Greenway, Metuchen to Edison to Woodbridge.

Monmouth County Parks
• Charleston Springs Golf Course, 101 Woodville Rd., Millstone, 732-409-7227.   Groomed trails.
• Clayton Park, 161 Emley's Hill Rd., Upper Freehold, 609-259-5794.
• Hartshorne Woods, 300 Navesink Ave., Locust, 732-872-0336.
• Holmdel Park, 44 Longstreet Rd., Holmdel, 732-946-9562.
• Huber Woods Park, 25 Brown's Dock Rd., Locust, 732-872-2670.
• Shark River Park, 1101 Schoolhouse Rd., Wall, 732-922-3868.
• Tatum Park, 151 Red Hill Rd., Middletown, 732-671-6050.
• Thompson Park, 805 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, 732-842-4000, ext. 4312.   Groomed trails; cross-country ski and snowshoe equipment rentals available   when snow conditions are favorable.
• Turkey Swamp Park, 200 Georgia Rd., Freehold, 732-
462-7286.

Morris County Parks
• Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center/Willowwood Arboretum, 170 Longview Rd., Chester Twp., 973-326-7632.
• Central Park of Morris County, Central Ave., Morris Plains.
• Columbia Trail, Rt. 24, Schooley's Mountain Rd., Washington Twp., 973-326-  7600.
• Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Ave., Morris Twp., 973-326-7632.
• Heddon County Park, 124 Reservoir Ave. & Concord Rd., Dover, Mine Hill,   Randolph Twp., 973-326-7632.
• Kay Environmental Center, 200 Pottersville Rd., Chester Twp., 973-326-7632.
• Lewis Morris Park, Rt. 24, Morris Twp., 973-326-7632. Warming area.
• Loantaka Brook Reservation, Morris, Harding & Chatham Twps., 973-326-7632.   Warming area at Kitchell Rd.
• Mahlon Dickerson Reservation, Weldon Rd., Jefferson Twp., Ogden Railroad   Trail, 973-326-7632.
• Patriots Path, Inamere Rd. & Lake Valley Rd., Morris Twp.
• Schooley's Mountain Park, Springtown Rd., Washington Twp., 973-326-7632.   Warming area.
• Silas Condict Park, 100 Kinnelon Rd., Kinnelon Borough.
• Tourne Park, McCaffrey Ln. or Old Denville Rd., Boonton, Denville Twp. &   Mountain Lakes, 973-326-7632.
• Traction Line Recreation Trail, Morris Ave. & Rt. 287, Morristown & Morris Twp.,   973-326-7632.
• Willowwood Arboretum, 300 Longview Rd., Chester, 973-326-7632.

Morris County Area
• Buttermilk Falls, Calais Rd./Combs Hollow Rd., Mendham Twp., 973-543-4555.
• Jockey Hollow National Park, Morristown. Steeper terrain can be found here.

Somerset County Parks
• Green Knoll Golf Course, Garretson Rd., Bridgewater, 908-722-1301.
• Quail Brook Golf Course, New Brunswick Rd., Franklin Twp., 732-560-9528.
• Somerset County Environmental Education Center, Lord Stirling Rd., Basking   Ridge, 908-766-2489. Five miles of relatively flat trails are open from 9am-5pm   when conditions permit (more than 4 inches of snow on the trails). Staff members   set tracks in fresh snow, bring your own equipment.
• Spooky Brook Golf Course, Elizabeth Ave., Franklin Twp.
• Warrenbrook Golf Course, Warren Twp.

Somerset County Area
• Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, 643 Canal Rd., Somerset,
  908-873-3050.

Union County Parks
• Ash Brook Golf Course in Scotch Plains and Oak Ridge Golf Course in Clark,
  908-527-4900.
• Passaic River Park, River Rd., Long Hill & Chatham Twps., 973-326-7632.
• Watchung Reservation, Mountainside, 908-789-3670.

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downhill skiing/snowboarding

Belleayre Mountain
Exit 19 NYS Thruway, Rt. 28, Highmount, NY 1-800-942-6904. Skiing, terrain park, free cross-country trails, nursery.

Blue Mountain Ski Area
Rt. 80 exit 304, 209S, Blue Mountain Dr., Palmerton, 610-
826-7700. Skiing, boarding, tubing, babysitting.

Camelback
Exit 45 I-80, Tannersville, PA, 800-233-8100. Skiing, snowboarding, tubing.

Campgaw Mountain Ski Area
200 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah, 201-327-7800. Skiing, tubing.

Hunter Mountain Resort
PO Box 295, Hunter, NY, 800-HunterMtn.

Jack Frost Big Boulder
1 Jack Frost Mountain Rd., Blakeslee, PA, 570-443-8425. Skiing, snowboarding, tubing.

Mountain Creek
200 Rt. 94, Vernon, 973-827-2000. Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, zip lining and kids learning programs.

Mount Peter
40 Ski Lane, Warwick, NY, 845-986-4940. Skiing, boarding.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
I-80, Exit 309, Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA, 570-421-7231. Ski report: 800-233-4218. info@shawneemt.com. The Poconos' favorite ski resort features 23 trails, 9 chairlifts including a high speed quad lift, Learning Center, 2 terrain parks, snow tubing park, snowmaking system on 100% of the trails, night skiing every night and 4 children's skiing programs designed especially for their ages and abilities.
    Half-day sessions for all programs cost $100 daily. Guests skiing at Shawnee for several days can opt for multi-day programpackages, with a three-session package for $275. Helmet rentals for Children's Program participants are $8 per day. Reservations are required for all children's programs.
Feb 5
           Race Against Cancer, giant slalom race open to all skiers and snowboarders. x254.
Feb 6-10
           Take Your Daughter/Son to the Snow Week, ages 18 and under receive a free lift ticket when parent purchases a full price adult ticket. Coupon required from "Discounts" webpage.
Feb 26
           Shawnee Winter Carnival Day.
Mar 11-12
           27th Annual Pocono Scout Weekend, discounts for all scouts. Free merit badge testing and Scout race.
Mar 19
           34th Annual Costume Carnival Day, those in full costume receive free day lift ticket.

Smugglers’ Notch Vermont®
1-800-451-8752. Three mountains, resort village lodging, award-winning children's programs and off-mountain activities for the whole family.

Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center
At Sterling Forest, 581 Rt. 17A, Tuxedo, NY, 845-351-1122. Closed for 2016-2017 season.

Windham Mountain
33 Clarence D Lane Rd., Windham, NY, 800-754-9463. Skiing and snowboarding; night skiing and riding Fri.-Sun.; snow tubing Fri.-Sun. and holidays.

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ice fishing

Monmouth County Parks
Only when signs are posted. For information, 732-842-4000 ext. 4312.
• Manasquan Reservoir, 311 Windeler Rd., Howell, 732-919-0996.
• Thompson Park, 805 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, 732-842-4000, ext. 4312.
• Turkey Swamp Park, 200 Georgia Rd., Freehold, 732-462-7286.

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outdoor ice skating

Essex County Area
Livingston
   • Littell's Pond, Memorial Park, with 3 1⁄2 inches of ice. 973-535-7925 for current skating conditions. No skating sign posted. When open, Mon.-Fri. 3-5, Sat. 11-5, Sun. 12-5.
Maplewood
   • Memorial Park, 124 Dunnell Rd., Maplewood, 973-763-4202. Area flooded after Dec. 1; skating allowed when weather conditions permit. Call Rec Dept. for information.
Millburn
   • Taylor Park, Main St., 973-564-7097.

Monmouth County Park System
732-842-4000 ext. 4312. When conditions are right and ice is at least five inches thick, look for "Skating Today" signs posted at the park. When ice is safe, skating hours at most parks are Sun.-Thurs. 8am-7pm and Fri.-Sat. 8am-9pm.
• Holmdel Park, 44 Longstreet Rd., Holmdel, 732-946-9562.
• Shark River Park, 1101 Schoolhouse Rd., Wall, 732-922-3868.
• Turkey Swamp Park, 200 Georgia Rd., Freehold, 732-462-7286.

Morris County Park Commission
973-326-7632, check with park police for safe conditions. Call 973-326-7600 for a brochure on winter park activities.
• Central Park of Morris County, 91 Central Ave., Morris Plains.
• Hedden Pond, Hedden County Park, Randolph. Night skating available.
• Saffin Pond, Mahlon Dickerson Reservation, Jefferson Twp., ice fishing in
  designated area, warming area.
• George Lake at Schooley's Mountain Park, Springtown Rd., Washington Twp.
  Warming area, night skating.
• Sunrise Lake at Lewis Morris Park, Rt. 24, Morris Twp. Warming area, ice fishing,
  night skating available.

Morris County Area
Chatham Township
   • Nash Field, 20 Southern Blvd., Chatham. 2 natural ice rinks, fieldhouse, lights. Call 973-635-3201 for conditions.
Chester
   • Rt. 24, Chester. Green skating sign is posted when ice is safe.
Florham Park
   • Emmet Park, 111 Ridgedale Ave. Lights.
Hanover
   • Lurker Park, 973-428-3090 for ice conditions. Separate skating and ice hockey hours, lights.
Long Hill Township
   • Safe ice signs posted at Stirling Lake, Chestnut & Maple Sts., Stirling, 908-647-0070.
Madison
   • Memorial Park, Rosedale Ave., Madison, 973-593-3097 for rink info. 4" ice needed; flag is flown when conditions ­prevail. Hockey rink, lights.
Mendham Township
   • Brookside Beach, West Main St., 973-543-4555.
Randolph Township
Red flag or no flag means no skating; green flag means it is safe to skate, 973-989-7085.
   • Brundage Park, Carrell Rd.
   • Heistein Park, Doby Rd.

Somerset County Park Commission
908-722-1914, ext. 351. Open 10am-4pm.
• Colonial Park, off Mettlers Rd., Franklin Twp.
• Duke Island Park, Old York Rd., Bridgewater..

Somerset County Area
Bernards Township
Ice is safe when green flag is posted. No skating when red flag is posted. Night skating at Southard Park only.
   • Southard Park, North Maple Ave., Basking Ridge.
   • B&B Little League field, Valley Rd., Basking Ridge.
Bernardsville
Call Bernardsville Recreation for information, 908-766-2546.
Peapack-Gladstone
Municipal pond at Liberty Park, Main St., Peapack. Lights. 908-234-2250.
Watchung
Watchung Lake. Lights. Call Public Works for ice conditions, 908-753-6115, or look for flags on weekends.
Warren Township
Behind the police station on Mountain Boulevard. Public Works, 908-753-1223. Lighted, hockey & figure skating.

Union County Parks & Recreation
Signs announcing the suitability of any natural area for skating are posted based upon ice thickness and other safety concerns. Unless signs are posted, skating in that area is strictly prohibited. Call Union County hotline at 908-558-4079; County Police at 908-654-9800; or the Department of Parks & Recreation, 908-527-4900, to verify current open locations and conditions .
   Lighted lake areas include Warinanco Park Lake in Roselle; Meisel Avenue Lake in Springfield; Rahway River Park Lake in Rahway; and Briant Park Lake in Summit. Non-lighted skating areas are: Warinanco Park Lagoon in Roselle; Black Brook Park Lake in Kenilworth; Nomahegan Park Lake in Cranford and Milton Lake Park in Rahway.
   See listing under Sports–Skating for Warinanco Center.

Union County Area
Berkeley Heights
   • Columbia Park tennis courts, 908-464-0550. Skating conditions: 464-5032. Regular skating every day, ice hockey is scheduled at special hours for informal game play.
Fanwood
   • LaGrande Park. Lighted rink, shed with stove.
Mountainside
   • 908-232-0015. Echo Brook tennis courts at Borough Hall. Lighted, warming fire on Fri. nights, Sat. & Sun. when supervisor is on duty. Ice hockey is not allowed. Children under 10 must have an adult present when skating.
New Providence
   • Oakwood Park. Lights. Call code-a-phone, 908-464-0600, for conditions.
Summit
Open weekdays 1-9pm, weekends 9am-10pm, weather permitting.
   • Summit Municipal Golf Course pond, 189 River Rd. at Rt. 24, Summit. Lighted.
   • Memorial Field, Ashland Ave., Summit. Ice skating on tennis court, lighted.
Westfield
   • Mindowaskin Park. For skating conditions, 908-232-8041.

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sledding

The following locations have designated sledding “at your own risk.” Please use caution.

Essex County Area
Millburn
   • South Mountain Reservation, Brookside Dr., West Orange/Millburn, 973-857-8530.

Hunterdon County Area
Clinton Township
   • Round Valley Recreation Area, Rt. 22E, Annandale, 908-236-6355.

Monmouth County Park System
Holmdel Park, 44 Longstreet Rd., Holmdel, 732-946-9562. Supervised sledding area is open when there is two or more inches of snow cover. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 8am-7pm and Fri.-Sat. 8am-9pm. Call for conditions.

Morris County Park Commission
973-326-7632. Check with park police for safe ice conditions. Open 9am-dusk.
   • Lewis Morris Park, Rt. 24, Mendham Twp. Sledding permitted on trails from Mendham Overlook to Doe Meadow ­ballfield.
   • Schooley's Mountain Park, 91 E. Springtown Rd., Washington Twp. Park in main parking lot, trails are clearly marked.
   • Tourne County Park, Old Denville Rd., Boonton Twp.

Morris County Area
Chester Area
   • Grove St. Park, off Main St. 908-879-5361.
   • Chubb Park, Rt. 24, Chester Twp., 908-879-5100.
Long Hill Township
   • Central School, Central Ave., Stirling
   • Gillette School, Valley Rd., Gillette
Long Valley
   • Hacklebarney State Park, Hacklebarney Rd., Long Valley. Posted areas open 8am-4:30pm, 908-879-5677.
Morristown
   • Jockey Hollow, Morristown, 973-543-4030. Designated areas for sledding. Stop at Visitors Center at Tempe Wick Rd. for trail map. Park open 8am-5pm.
Randolph Township
   • County College of Morris, Dover-Chester Rd., Randolph Twp.
   • Brundage Park, Carrell Rd.

Somerset County Area
Warren Township
   • Central School, Mt. Bethel Rd.
   • Warren Twp. Municipal Bldg., Mountain Blvd.
   • Watchung Hills Regional High School, Old Stirling Rd.
Watchung
   • Bayberry School, Bayberry Lane.
   • Phillips Field, Brookdale d.
   • Valley View School, Valley Rd.

Union County Area
Cranford
   • Lenape Park, areas away from the waterway, 908-527-4900.
Garwood
   • Unami Park, 908-527-4900.
Mountainside
   • 908-527-4900. The flag pole area in Echo Lake Park is the only sanctioned site for sledding in Union County Parks. Please note: Toboggans, bobsleds and other non-steerable devices are strongly discouraged at any time.
Scotch Plains
   • Scotch Hills Golf Course, Scotch Plains, 908-322-6700. Sledding "at your own risk." Please keep away from greens.
Springfield
   • Meisel Ave., detention basis area.
Summit
   • Briant Park, Morris Ave. and Briant Pkwy.
Westfield
   • Behind Tamaques School.

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tubing

Blue Mountain Ski Area
Rt. 80 exit 304, 209S, Blue Mountain Dr., Palmerton, 610-826-7700.

Camelback Mountain
Exit 45 I-80, Tannersville, PA, 800-233-8100. Skiing, snowboarding, tubing.

Campgaw Mountain Ski Area
200 Campgaw Rd., Mahwah, 201-327-7800.

Jack Frost Big Boulder
1 Jack Frost Mountain Rd., Blakeslee, PA, 570-443-8425.

Mountain Creek
200 Rt. 94, Vernon, 973-827-2000. Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, zip lining and kids learning programs.

Shawnee Mountain Ski Area
I-80, Exit 309, Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA, 570-421-7231. Ski report: 800-233-4218. info@shawneemt.com. Snow tubing park, snowmaking system on 100% of the trails, night skiing until 10pm.

Windham Mountain
33 Clarence D Lane Rd., Windham, NY, 800-754-9463.