Kittatinny Valley State Park, Newton

#17 of 55 in Nature in New Jersey
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Kittatinny Valley State Park is located near Andover, New Jersey. Glacial lakes, limestone outcroppings, former railroads, and a small airport are just some of the features of the park. Lake Aeroflex and Gardner's Pond form part of the headwaters of the Pequest River and are excellent for fishing and boating. The park is home to a variety of wildlife such as whitetail deer, wild turkeys, a variety of songbirds, beavers, muskrats, and squirrels. The park is operated and maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.
Spring/summerThe park offers many different programs for children and adults. Nature hikes, mountain bike rides and talks are conducted by the park staff/volunteers and are scheduled for each weekend.
Fall/winterThe park conducts the same programs as stated above but with less frequency. The calendar of events can be located at
Lake AeroflexA 119acre lake, Lake Aeroflex is accessible by shoreline and via the boat launch ramp. The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife stocks Lake Aeroflex annually with brown and rainbow trout. Small boats may be carried by hand or small cart and launched from the shore. There is no motor vehicle access. The lake is designated a “holdover trout lake.” During the winter months, Lake Aeroflex is open for ice-fishing (conditions permitting).
Gardner’s PondGardner’s Pond is a 39acre pond that can be accessed through the small plane parking area of the Aeroflex-Andover Airport. Small boats may be carried by hand or small cart and launched from the shore. There is no motor vehicle access. During the winter months, Gardner's Pond is open for ice-fishing (conditions permitting).
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  • Well maintained, easy walking paths around a gorgeous lake. Plenty of shade and gorgeous views over the water.  more »
  • Omg. The scenery was breathtaking and beautiful. Wildlife everywhere. My husband and I took a walk to see Lake Aeroflex. It didn't disappoint.  more »
  • my mom brother and I stumbled upon this park and it is really nice it has nice walking trails and benches and fireplaces/grills. honestly there's some nice history in this place. I've only been there once so I can't really give a lot of information.
  • I have the good fortune to live surrounded by this wonderful park. I have hiked every single trail. I have biked the park. I have to get out fishing more often. The guests at my inn absolutely love the park and stay with us time and time again to explore the park. Hiking, biking, fishing... well maintained. Love it here.

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