Those who appreciate natural beauty, open spaces, and outdoor adventure will find an idyllic home in West Milford Township nestled in the “heart of the highlands.” Breathtaking terrain dotted with nearly 40 lakes is crisscrossed by narrow roads that run long scenic valleys and ridges. Most homes surround the lakes, many of them conversions of summer resort cottages. Many newer homes have sprung up over the years, including elegant manors on multi-acre lots and contemporary condominiums. More than 29,000 acres of state parks and the Newark Watershed ensure a variety of recreational opportunities and wilderness experiences. Popular pastimes include hiking, biking, camping, hunting, fishing, boating, water sports, and winter sports. Many other recreational facilities are available within the community, from swimming pools to sports fields and a famously popular teen coffee house. Route 2 winds along the southern boundary to provide efficient links to regional arteries.