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180 Snake Den Rd
Ringwood, NJ 07456
973-835-4299
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HOW TO GET TO THE POOL

From The Ringwood Area:

Hint: Follow the green and white pool signs in town.

Turn onto Westbrook Road from Greenwood Lake Turnpike, across from the Ringwood Deli (NOTE: Greenwood Lake Turnpike is Ringwood Avenue south of West Brook Rd.)

At the end of the reservoir, there will be a fork where you must bear left and continue on on Westbrook Road over a small bridge. The second left is Snake Den Road. Continue about 0.6 miles (drive slowly and watch for people on this country road!), bearing left at top of hill. You'll then come to a clearing and the entrance for New Jersey Audubon/Weis Ecology Center.

Follow signs for Highlands Pool parking. Once parked, use the footbridge to cross the stream, then bear left to go to pool.

If you're coming from West Milford:
Take Macopin Road and turn onto West Brook; go past the first Snake Den Road (crosses a small bridge on right); and turn right onto next Snake Den Road (wide at entrance) just before the reservoir; continue as above.

From Bergen County:

Take Route 4 West to 208 North to I-287 South; exit I-287 South at Exit #57 (Skyline Drive/Ringwood); bear right; go about 5 miles over Skyline Drive, through first stop sign to end; Turn left onto Greenwood Lake Turnpike 1.7 miles make right at Westbrook Road (across from the Ringwood Deli). At the end of the reservoir, there will be a fork where you must bear left and continue on over a small bridge staying on Westbrook Road. The second left is Snake Den Road. From there, follow Highlands Pool signs and refer to first set of directions above.

From Passaic/Morris Counties and Points West:

Use Route 23 or I-80 to get to I-287 North. Follow I-287 North to Exit #55 (Wanaque/Pompton Lakes); turn right onto Ringwood Avenue; go 4 miles; turn left onto West Brook Road; follow directions (1) above.

From Rockland County and Points North:

Take I-287 South to Exit #57; go over Skyline Drive, as above.

From New York City:

Cross the GW Bridge and take Route I-80 West to Route 23 North to Route I-287 North. Get off at exit 55. At end of ramp, turn right onto Ringwood Avenue, Travel 4 miles and make left just past the Skyline Diner, across from the Ringwood Deli (Westbrook Road). At the end of the reservoir, there will be a fork where you must bear left and continue on on Westbrook Road over a small bridge. The second left is Snake Den Road. From there, follow Highlands Pool signs and refer to first set of directions above.

Alternate from GW Bridge:
Get onto Route 4 West to Route 208 North to I-287 South and take Exit #57 (Skyline Drive/Ringwood); bear right; go about 5 miles over Skyline Drive, through first stop sign to end; Turn left onto Greenwood Lake Turnpike 1.7 miles make right at Westbrook Road (across from the Ringwood Deli). At the end of the reservoir, there will be a fork where you must bear left and continue on over a small bridge staying on Westbrook Road. The second left is Snake Den Road. From there, follow Highlands Pool signs and refer to first set of directions above.

From the Lincoln Tunnel:
Take Route 3 West to Route 46 West to Route 23 North to Route I-287 North. Get off at exit 55. At end of ramp, turn right onto Ringwood Avenue, Travel 4 miles and make left just past the Skyline Diner (Westbrook Road). At the end of the reservoir, there will be a fork where you must bear left and continue on on Westbrook Road over a small bridge. The second left is Snake Den Road. From there, follow Highlands Pool signs and refer to first set of directions above.

Online Maps with Directions to the Pool
Courtesy of MapQuest.com

Bus Transportation to the Pool Area
NJ Transit Bus 196-197 Schedule

 

* Map courtesy of mapquest.com