High Point, New Jersey (1,803 Feet)

High Point, New Jersey (1,803 Feet)

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July 26th, 2002, 5:14 pm #1

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August 14th, 2002, 4:04 am #2

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August 28th, 2002, 5:35 am #3

Post your trip reports on visit to New Jersey's highest point.

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April 7th, 2003, 12:46 am #4

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View pictures of December, 2002 trip to High Point, New Jersey at http://www.highpointing.com/High%20Poin ... ersey1.htm
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March 13th, 2004, 11:42 pm #5

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I reached the peak of “High Point”, the Highpoint of New Jersey at 1,803 feet, on Sunday afternoon, October 26th, 2003. It was my 13th state highpoint.

After our week together in Virginia Beach I decided to spend a few more days with my Dad at his home in NJ. He’s a bit lonely and doesn’t get out much anymore since my Mom died last year in early November shortly after her birthday. I decided to drive to New Jersey’s highpoint on Sunday hoping that the Monument would be open on weekends. I asked my Dad if he wanted to come along with me but he declined the invitation. Apparently the excitement of Delaware’s highpoint last week was too much for him.

I drove northwest from my childhood home in Kenilworth, NJ, enjoying the fall colors, and reached High Point State Park at 2:15PM. There was no one at the park entrance collecting any fees. The monument was not open and judging from the debris scattered on the floor of the inside of the monument it appeared that it has not been open recently. The outside of the monument and the park grounds looked good and well maintained and there was an abundant crowd visiting the park and the highpoint. It was a nice fall day, 65 degrees and cloudy, but the winds at the summit made it feel much colder. I enjoyed the views and took a leisurely hike along the trails around the highpoint. This was a beautiful area and I am amazed that I had never been here before, especially being that I lived in NJ the first 18 years of my life. I spent much of my summers and most of my weekends, after I got my driver’s license, hiking and rock climbing the hills and cliffs of northern New Jersey. I frequently drove to the Delaware Water Gap, which was my favorite place. I thought it was the most beautiful and spectacular place I had ever seen. Of course I had not been to the Rockies at that point in my life. Now, after doing much traveling throughout the world, I think the most beautiful place I have been is the Rocky Mountains, especially the area of Glacier National Park and Banff in Canada. I have seen a lot of beautiful places, and I particularly love the Big Island of Hawaii, but the Rockies are truly majestic.

After leaving High Point State Park I crossed into New York and Pennsylvania and drove south on US 209, along the west side of the Delaware River, through what is now The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. I still enjoy the beauty of this area.

I arrived home well after dark, missing the dinner hour as I did many times when I was a teenager. I almost expected my Mom to be waiting with one of her looks, ready to scold me for being late for dinner again. That would have been nice.
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March 16th, 2004, 7:31 pm #6

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May 11th, 2005, 11:06 pm #7

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Finally getting around to posting our stories online. Enjoy, and let me know what you think on the blog:

http://besettingvice.blogspot.com/2002/ ... ersey.html
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October 3rd, 2005, 1:14 am #8

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The highpoint of New Jersey is in the High Point State Park in the far North-West corner of the state, just a few miles from Port Jervis, NY. It's an easy drive from New York City, but it's just far enough out that as you get within 30 miles or so of the park, the slums have given way to suburbs and the suburbs have given way to rolling hills with pretty fields, farms and forests.

I arrived at the end of September and the road was lined with farmer's stands selling pumpkins and chrysanthemums; the weather was a perfect warm autumnal afternoon and the view from New Jersey's highest point was lovely. Hawks soared in the sky over the valley and the leaves were just showing a hint of color.

The park entrance is on the right of Rt 23 North, and a paved road leads from the entrance all the way up to the 200-foot mini-Washington Monument with parking at the foot.


Directions to High Point, NJ from the the NYC area (east/south)

From the South: Take I-287 to Rt 23 North
From the GW Bridge: Take I-80 West to Rt 23 North

Follow Rt 23 North High Point State Park
~ 7 miles north of Sussex, NJ
~ 3 miles north of Colesville, NJ

The road goes directly up to the monument at the summit with parking just below

George Fisher
grfiv@bellatlantic.net
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November 20th, 2006, 3:02 am #9

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Just now getting around to posting the pix...oh well...

Trip report at:

http://www.dennypayne.com/highpoints/nj.html

Denny
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July 16th, 2007, 2:25 pm #10

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Monument looks great, but was closed as they were welding on the handrails. Park was open after budget impasse, and the nearby beach was busy!
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