Borough of Mountainside, New Jersey
Mountainside Borough is an attractive, residential community featuring an abundance of trees and a hilly terrain that clarifies the meaning of its name. Single-family homes dominate the housing selection. Most are well-kept, older homes on expansive lots. The downtown retail center is augmented by several major malls within a 10-minute drive, and residents enjoy good highway access to amenities in surrounding urban centers.
Recreational attractions in the borough and nearby include a Community Pool, Echo Lake Park Fitness Trail, sandbox, basketball/volleyball courts, Echo Brook softball/soccer fields, and the lighted Echo Brook tennis courts. Outdoor activities abound with several parks to enjoy, including the 139-acre Echo Lake Park, which includes a fitness trail and two lakes where visitors can enjoy boating skating, fishing, and picnicking.
The Watchung Reservation is a 2,000+-acre wooded reservation perfect for hiking, fishing, and horseback riding. There’s the Trailside Nature & Science Center that has been renovated and expanded. This environmental education center features many interactive indoor and outdoor activities and workshops, and it houses a children’s discovery room and 250-seat auditorium.
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