Union Furnace Preserve

15 Van Syckles Road, Clinton, New Jersey 08809

Union Furnace Preserve At A Glance...

About Union Furnace Preserve

This 170-acre wooded preserve bordering Spruce Run Reservoir is named for the colonial ironworks that flourished here from 1742 to 1781. A single hiking trail runs through Union Furnace. The trailhead is located across from the Spruce Run Parking Area. Part of the trail follows a historic mill race which used to supply water to the nearby Union Mill. Then it climbs up the hill and emerges onto Serpentine Drive. The trail is part of the Highlands Trail which extends 150 miles from Storm King Mountain on the Hudson River in New York south to Riegelsville on the Delaware River in New Jersey. Blazed with teal-colored diamonds, the trail combines established trails, new trails, and road walking, and displays the scenic beauty of the Highlands region.

Description borrowed from co.hunterdon.nj.us
Photo borrowed from Google Maps

  • Activities:
    • Hiking
    • Jogging / Running
    • Walking
    • Parking Lot(s)
    • Some are challenging
    • Rugged / Rocky
    Park Type:
    • County Parks
    • Historic Area
    • Park (General)
    • Preserve

Contact / Location

Primary Address:
Directions 15 Van Syckles Road,
Clinton, New Jersey 08809
Maps & Brochures:

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