Located just 60 miles from NYC in Sussex County, Newton will give you the peace and tranquility you are looking for! Newton is located in a segment of The Great Appalachian Valley is a gigantic trough—a 1,200-mile-long chain of valley lowlands that stretches from Quebec to Alabama and is the eastern-most edge of Ridge and Valley Appalachians.
Swartswood Lake is a freshwater lake located in Stillwater and Hampton townships in Sussex County. Swartswood Lake became New Jersey's first state park in 1914. It is well known for its great fishing and tranquil surroundings. The Lake was formed by glaciers thousands of years ago and is now home to a variety of fish.
The park features fishing, hunting, boating/canoeing, trailer launches, boat and canoe rentals, swimming, picnic areas and playgrounds.
The area has a birding and observation facility and has many trails, among them: Duck Pond Multi-Use Trail, Spring Lake Trail, Bear Claw Trail and Grist Mill Trail. There are also handicapped accessible trails. There is also camping, biking, mountain biking, horseback riding and winter sports such as ice skating, cross-country skiing, sledding and ice fishing.
Whether you are looking for a second home to relax in or a home away from the hustle and bustle but still not too removed from it - Newton is the place you have been looking for!