19 Of The Best Waterfalls In New Jersey

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After almost a year of staying at home, it’s time to plan your escape. Want to feel like you’ve landed in paradise without going out of state? Pack up the fam and head to one of these waterfalls in New Jersey. The Garden State is known for lots of things like beaches and state parks, but if there’s one more thing we should be known for, it’s gorgeous waterfalls. Yep, you read that right—New Jersey waterfalls are stunning, and some are easily seen from a roadside lookout, while others require a hike (check out what’s doable for your family before you go). Read on to find out where you can spot some of the best waterfalls in NJ for a mini-escape now.

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These are the 19 best NJ waterfalls

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The Apshawa Preserve is one of New Jersey’s beautiful waterfalls via @azureprojectphotos

Apshawa Preserve
4 Northwood Dr
West Milford

Bear Swamp Brook Falls
Ramapo River
U.S. Route 202
Mahwah

Boonton Falls
Grace Lord Park
Essex Avenue at West Main
Boonton

Bridal Veil Falls
William Paterson College
33 W Overlook Ave
Haledon

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Picturesque NJ waterfall at Buttermilk Falls by @onthehorizon

Buttermilk Falls
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Mountain Road
Layton

Chikahoki Falls
Norvin Green State Forest
150 Snake Den Rd.
Ringwood

Dunnfield Falls
Worthington State Forest
2 Old Mine Rd
Columbia

Greenbrook Falls
Greenbrook Nature Sanctuary
Green Brook Rd
Tenafly

Hacklebarney Falls
Hacklebarney State Park
119 Hacklebarney Rd.
Long Valley

Hemlock Falls
South Mountain Reservation
Route 510
South Orange

Parvin State Park
701 Almond Rd
Pittsgrove Township

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Paterson Falls is probably New Jersey’s most well-known waterfall via @reyes212

Paterson Great Falls
Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
72 McBride Ave
Paterson

Ramapo Valley Falls
Ramapo Valley County Conservation
608 Ramapo Valley Rd
Oakland

Schooleys Mountain
Schooleys Mountain County Park
91 East Springtown Road
Washington Township

Stony Brook Falls
Stokes State Park
1 Coursen Road
Branchville

Tillman Ravine
Tilman Rd.
Branchville

Tinton Falls Waterfall
741 Tinton Avenue
Tinton Falls

Tumble Falls
Visible from Route 29
Located between Stockton and Frenchtown

Watchung Reservation
Watchung Reservation
Historic Trail off Glenside Avenue
Mountainside

Have you been to any of these waterfalls in NJ? We’d love to know which ones are your favorites—share them in the comments below.

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Athena is a former nursery school teacher turned marketing wizard at NJMOM, who lives for fashion and globetrotting. As an aunt to 9 little humans, she loves finding cool new activities to do together that will keep everyone smiling. On any given weekend day, you can find Athena eating all the Greek food at her fave local NJ restaurant, Local Greek, in Princeton. Which, not so ironically, is owned by her big fat Greek family.

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