Sunday, March 10, 2024

Hewitt Connector and Ringwood Manor

Ringwood State Park
Passaic Co.,
New Jersey

Hiking Trails:
Hewitt Connector Trail: White blaze
Manor Trail: Blue blaze
Hasenclever Iron Trail: Yellow blaze

Total Time: 1:30 hour
Estimated Distance: 3.2 Miles

Pros: Historic area
Cons: Missing good views
Hike Type: Loop
Level of Difficulty: Easy

Google Maps of Parking:

I've been to Ringwood State Park many times. This hike is in a historic area at the former Ringwood Manor property. I parked at the trailhead of the Hewitt Connector Trail and took the trail up the mountain and then down. I then took the Manor Trail crossing several busy brooks, to the Hasenclever Iron Trail parallel to the brook. I then walked along past Sally's Pond and then to the Ringwood Manor. I explored the outside and gardens of this historical mansion, and then walked along the gardens and grounds back to my car, taking a short detour to the bridge at Ringwood Brook.

Map of the Route

Hewitt Connector Trailhead

Ascending the Mountain

Manor Trail Brook Crossing

Trail Intersection

Sally's Pond

Hasenclever Iron Mine Information Plaque

Sally's Pond

Ringwood Manor

Ringwood Manor Artifacts, Including the Historic Iron Chain

Ringwood Brook Crossing

Don't Cross this Bridge!

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