Looking for a great New Jersey destination to visit in your Newark rental car? Search no further than Ringwood State Park. Located in the Ramapo Mountains, this gorgeous state park is home to historically significant sites as well as spectacular scenery that can’t be found anywhere else.


To reach the park in your Newark rental car from Value Van & Car Rental, take Route 287 to exit 57, and follow signs to Ringwood State Park.

Things to Do

Here’s a quick look at what you’ll see when you take your NJ car rental to Ringwood State Park.

New Jersey Botanical Garden: As the Garden State’s official garden, the New Jersey Botanical Garden is home to some of the region’s most intricately designed landscapes and gardens. Visitors can also enjoy a peaceful walk through the woods on one of the garden’s many woodland paths. The garden is open daily from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Ringwood Manor: Witness New Jersey’s rich iron production history by taking a tour of one of the area’s most treasured historic landmarks, Ringwood Manor. Tours of this over 200-year-old mansion are available Wednesday through Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Shepherd Lake Recreation Area: Family-friendly outdoor activities at Shepherd Lake Recreation Area include boating, canoeing, and fishing. Hiking trails surround the spring-fed lake and provide great opportunities for wildlife and nature viewing.


Ringwood State Park is open daily from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The park’s office is open daily from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


There are no entrance fees for Ringwood State Park, but admission does vary depending on which activity you wish to enjoy.

New Jersey Botanical Garden: Free

Ringwood Manor: Tours are free, parking is $5

Shepherd Lake Recreation Area (per vehicle): $5 for New Jersey residents on weekdays ($10 for non-residents), and $10 for New Jersey residents on weekends ($20 for non-residents)

We know how important it is to spend quality time with your family. That’s why, when you rent a car from Value Van & Car Rental, you’ll be traveling in a safe and accommodating Newark rental car at a reasonable price. Contact us today at (908) 851-9595 (Union, NJ) or at (973) 792-0343 (Newark, NJ). We’ll be more than happy to serve you.

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