West Orange is a beautiful township you can visit if you are traveling through Essex County, New Jersey, United States of America. West Orange is located close to Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair and Verona and between two important parks: South Mountain Reservation and Eagle Rock Reservation. West Orange has a population of almost 50,000 residents and an area of 12.23 square miles. West Orange was incorporated as a township on April 10, 1863. Notable former or current residents of the township include songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin, husband and wife that used to write their songs together, singer Bettye LaVette, journalist Sherry Ross, actors Scott Wolf and Ian Ziering and aviation pioneer Enea Bossi. If you plan visiting West Orange, do not miss one or all of the following points of interest.
Top Attractions within West Orange
South Mountain Reservation is a nature preserve that is partly situated in West Orange and partly in the neighboring cities. It has an area of 2,047 acres and incorporates a part of the Watchung Mountains. The highest points of the reservation offer lovely views of New York and New Jersey. The reservation was established in 1895 and since then it is a major touristic attraction for the area and for the nearby cities, as West Orange is.
Eagle Rock Reservation is a forest reserve that is partially located in West Orange, in the Watchung Mountains. The park is named after a bare rock from the mountains that marks the town limits of West Orange and Montclair. This attraction has 408 acres and from its highest point, you can admire the Manhattan skyline. Inside the park you can also see a memorial in the honor of the victims of 9/11.
Pals Cabin is a wonderful restaurant located at 265 Prospect Avenue, West Orange. The eatery has a tradition of more than 77 years and is not any kind of establishment, but one where you will feel like home, thanks to the hospitality of the staff. If you visit it, you should try Clams Casino and Pals Famous Foot-Long Frankfuter, the specialties of the house.