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A Mysterious Woodland Trail In New Jersey Will Take You To The Original Van Slyke Castle Ruins

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Only In New Jersey
 2021-09-21

What’s the best thing to see on a hike? A waterfall? A lake? Interesting wildlife? Pretty flowers? Jaw-dropping views?

Well, all of those things can certainly make a hike. But there’s something you can find on a hike in New Jersey that really stands out: the mysterious, overgrown ruins of a once-decadent mansion.

The Van Slyke Castle ruins are easily the best part of the hike. The loop trail is rated "moderate" on AllTrails, but it's only a little over two miles long.
It's the perfect place to survey the entirety of the Ramapo Mountain State Forest.
The forest has so many gorgeous suprises! It was originally known as Foxcroft, as it was built on Fox Hill.
The building itself was set on fire by vandals, but much of the ruins still remains.
It's kind of spooky, but also very beautiful.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to hike and explore.

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Fiona Falcon
09-21

Nj has best hikes ever!! You can find American Indian relics, civil war or revolution relics. It’s fun to keep eyes out on hikes

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