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High Point State Park

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High Point State Park - Port Jervis, New Jersey

Photos by Ben Prepelka
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   The freshly refurbished 220 foot High Point Monument, honoring all war veterans, tops off New Jersey's highest point of land. Thanks to the generosity of Colonel Anthony R. and Susan Kuser, the parkland and obelisk make up one of New Jersey's popular state parks. Opened in 1930, the High Point Overlook views include the rippling Pocono Mountains to the west, the Catskills to the north, and the blue ribbons that cut through the Wallkill and Delaware river valleys. High Point Monument The exceptional landscaping of High Point State Park was designed by the Olmstead Brothers. Sons of the famous Fredrick Law Olmsted, their touches can be seen throughout the 15,000 acre park.
   Along with breathtaking views from a lofty perch atop the monument, the park also is home to two picturesque lakes, three picnic pavilions, tent camping, and hunting in designated areas. The Dryden Kuser Natural Area, an Atlantic white cedar swamp, is the world's highest elevated marshland of its kind. With over 50 miles of multi-use trails, park visitors may explore this unique land of mountain ridges, wetlands, dense forests and open meadows. The Cedar Swamp Trail, circling through the Dryden Kuser Natural Area, introduces New Jersey residents and visitors to a bog habitat and a forested mix of cedar, hemlock, yellow birch and mountain laurel. Interpretive and educational programs are offered in the park throughout the year.

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