Ramapo Mountains facts for kids
The Ramapo Mountains are a forested chain of the Appalachian Mountains in northeastern New Jersey and southeastern New York, in the United States. They range in height from 900 to 1,200 ft in New Jersey, and 900 to 1,400 ft in New York (270–420 m).
Several parks and forest preserves encompass parts of the Ramapos (see Points of interest, below), and many hiking trails are in the Ramapos, including sections of the Appalachian Trail, which is maintained and updated in the Ramapo Mountains by the New York–New Jersey Trail Conference.
The mountains are named after the Ramapo Fault, which trends northeast to southwest, and separates the eastern Piedmont geologic province from the Highland province.
Points of interest
- Bear Mountain State Park
- Doodletown, New York
- Harriman State Park
- Kakiat County Park
- Long Path
- Monksville Reservoir
- Ramapo Mountain State Forest
- Ramapo Valley County Reservation
- Ringwood Manor
- Ringwood State Park
- New Jersey State Botanical Garden
- Sterling Forest State Park
- Kitty Ann Mountain, New Jersey
Flora and fauna
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