Welcome to Mountain Lakes
Historic summer destination and a perfect place to call home
Mountain Lakes is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey that began its life as an early 20th-century summer destination for wealthy New Yorkers. Since its creation, Mountain Lakes has evolved into a gorgeous planned community with many man-made lakes and hundreds of artsy homes. Mountain Lakes is considered a suburb of New York City that was formed from parts of Boonton Township and Hanover Township. Several beaches dot the lakes, where residents can relax.
What to Love
- Peaceful area with beautiful lakes
- Hip vibe stemming from artsy homes in the area
- Many great schools in the area
- Suburb of New York City
As you probably guessed from its name, one of Mountain Lakes’s defining features is its beautiful, resident-only lakes. These man-made oases create a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere in the area, which has been a beloved vacay spot for some of New York’s most notable names. Mountain Lakes’ proximity to New York City makes it fantastic for anyone craving big city amenities without sacrificing the tranquility of the countryside. Spacious, artsy houses are the prevalent style in the area, as “Hapgoods” evolved from the Arts and Crafts movement. You won’t find anywhere else quite like Mountain Lakes.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Mountain Lakes has several great options in the area for dining and shopping. The following are only a few of the best in Mountain Lakes in their respective categories.For fine dining, visit The Station at Mountain Lakes. A 1919 stone train station turned restaurant, The Station at Mountain Lakes is an upscale eatery serving great Italian-American dishes alongside a full bar. Another great option is Hapgood's, casual breakfast and lunch restaurant with American cuisine. Comfort foods are a staple at Hapgoods, with boxed dinners also available for takeout.
For shopping in the area, one great option is The Hope Boutique. A consignment shop with a large selection of accessories and jewelry, The Hope Boutique is the perfect place to find a gift. The Music Shop is a great choice for those wishing to find an instrument, sheet music, and more. Also in the area is Blue Line Icegear, a specialty store specializing in hockey gear.
Things to Do
Mountain Lakes also has plenty to offer in recreation. Whether you want to spend a day at the park or a local event, you’ll find something fun in Mountain Lakes.
One popular annual event is the Fourth of July Fireworks. Starting at around 9 PM, Mountain Lakes hosts a fireworks display for all to enjoy. The Annual Woods and Lakes Run is also a great event to take part in, with available 10K and 5K runs.
As for parks and recreation, there are several great options in the area. One great place is Mountain Lakes Club, a private club with many amenities, including swimming areas, tennis courts, social events, boating, and bowling. There is also the Park Lakes Paddle & Tennis Club, where you can enjoy private tennis courts. Island Beach is another great place to spend some time in the sun as well as relax in the water.
Mountain Lakes students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade are served by the Mountain Lakes Schools district. Mountain Lakes High School was ranked 7th among the best schools in New Jersey and featured as one of the top public high schools in New Jersey.