Skylands Region

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The Cooper Mill in Chester Township

The Skylands Region (simply known as Skylands) is a region of New Jersey located in the Northern and Central part of the state. It is one of six tourism regions established by the New Jersey State Department of Tourism; the others are Gateway Region, Greater Atlantic City Region, the Southern Shore Region, the Delaware River Region, and the Shore Region.[1]

The Skylands Region officially encompasses Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties; the northwestern part of the Passaic County fits in with the Skylands Region, but it is part of the Gateway Region and not the Skylands Region. One could also say that the westernmost part of Bergen (in the Ramapo Mountains) is also part of the Skylands. The area features uplifted land, rolling hills and mountains characteristic of North Jersey. The region contains 60,000 acres (240 km²) of state parkland and a diverse geography filled with lakes, rivers, and picturesque hills.


This region is considered by Köppen to be Humid Continental (Dfb).

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  1. ^ "Visitor Information - Regional Tourism".

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Coordinates: 40°41′35″N 74°51′59″W / 40.6931°N 74.8663°W / 40.6931; -74.8663