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Things to Do When You Visit

Swim, Sunbathe, Relax

The Highlands Natural Pool is olympic sized with cement walls and a clay bottom in the deep section. The fenced-in shallow area has a cement bottom and a gentle incline sloping to 4 feet deep. In the deep section for experienced swimmers, the pool slopes from 6 feet up to 10 feet in depth.

On the pool deck we have chairs, chaise lounges, and a diving board. There is a small kiddie area with a sandbox adjacent to the shallow section. Outside of the pool deck area are a number of tables where you can relax in the shade. The pool snack stand offers hot and cold items, drinks, candy, and ice cream.

Please note:

  • Infants and toddlers in diapers MUST wear swim diapers (waterproof).

  • Everyone under the age of 18 must pass a swimming test to enter the deep-water section of the pool. For safety reasons, there are NO exceptions to this rule.


Have a Picnic

Just outside of the Pool area there is a Picnic Grove with a number of tables and charcoal grills. Tables are free for Members to use and can be reserved in advance. For day-visitors, there is an additional $25 table-use fee.

No open fires, wood-burning, or portable charcoal grills are allowed. Table-top propane grills are okay. No cooking is allowed in the Weis field. No chemical starter or treated (self-starting) briquettes are allowed in the grills. We have chemical-free starters available.

All garbage and recycling must be picked up and separately bagged (bags are available at the office). Please place the bags by the picnic table when you leave.

Visitors must understand and follow our Visitor Rules. Please read these before you visit.

Go for a Hike

The pool is located next to the Norvin Green State Forest which offers a variety of hiking options and destinations. Several of the trails climb hills of up to 1,300 feet in elevation providing you with scenic vistas overlooking the New York City skyline, Wanaque reservoir, and Ramapo mountains. Other trails lead you to waterfalls, abandoned farm dwellings, and two historic iron mines that can be explored.


Here are some recommended hikes:

  • 3.0-mile loop takes you past the Roomey and Blue mines.

  • 4.0-mile loop Passes the abandoned iron mines and goes over Wyanokie High Point summit.

  • 5.5-mile loop that goes up over Carris Hill and along the ridgeline to Wyanokie High Point.


A PDF Trail Map can be downloaded here. Using the PDF Maps app from Avenza on your Android or Apple phone, you can pinpoint your location on a map using GPS, track your route, mark waypoints and geotag photos, measure distances, and much more.


Play Ball!

Adjacent to the pool and picnic grove on New Weis Center property is a beach sand volleyball court and large field where you can play frisbee, play catch, or kick around a soccer ball. 

Pool Safety Rules
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