Schooley's Mountain, New Jersey

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Schooleys Mountain, New Jersey
Unincorporated town
Schooleys Mountain, New Jersey is located in Morris County, New Jersey
Schooleys Mountain, New Jersey
Schooleys Mountain, New Jersey
Schooleys Mountain's location in Morris County (Inset: Morris County in New Jersey)
Coordinates: 40°47′57″N 74°48′50″W / 40.79917°N 74.81389°W / 40.79917; -74.81389Coordinates: 40°47′57″N 74°48′50″W / 40.79917°N 74.81389°W / 40.79917; -74.81389
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Morris
Township Washington
Elevation 1,017 ft (310 m)
ZIP code 07853
GNIS feature ID 0880418[1]
Schooley's Mountain in Washington Township

Schooley's Mountain is an unincorporated community in Washington Township, in Morris County, New Jersey, named for the Schooley family who owned a considerable amount of land there in the 1790s, is on Schooley's Mountain, a mountain with an elevation of about 1,000 feet (300 m) directly north of Long Valley. It rises 600 feet (180 m) above the surrounding valley, located about 45 miles (72 km) from New York City. It contains many housing developments and Schooley's Mountain Park, a recreational area with an overlook, a waterfall, and numerous hiking paths, as well as Lake George. In its past, Schooley's Mountain was a resort and an estate.

The Lenni Lenape Native Americans called it home. The Vanderbilts were among the numerous New York City socialites who trekked to the mountain for its restorative waters. The rich chalybeate-infused waters[2] were thought to improve health, detoxify the system, and generally "make it all better".

Schooley's Mountain County Park offers active and passive recreation on 797 acres (3.23 km2). The park was acquired by the Morris County Parks Commission in 1968 and opened to the public in 1974.

Schooley's Mountain is also the home of the Green Chapel Boys, a musical group composed of Steve Marinaccio, Scott Monetti, and Jimmy Garabo. The Green Chapel Boys have performed with, produced and or composed songs on records with Alex Nackman, Lelica, and Travis Rocco. Schooley's Mountain is the hometown of author Paul Schmidtberger.[3]

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