The historic and scenic Highlands Natural Pool is located adjacent to The New Weis Center and Norvin Green State Forest, in the Highlands Region of northern New Jersey. The Olympic-sized, mountain stream-fed pool features a secluded wooded setting, separate deep and shallow ends, a snack bar, play area, tables with umbrellas, and a lovely perennial garden. The pool was carved out of a rocky hillside in 1935-36 by the New York chapter of The Nature Friends, and remains completely chemical-free!

For updates, FAQ's and pricing for annual membership and visitor day passes, please visit their website: www.highlandsnaturalpool.org


The New Weis Center is pleased to partner with the Highlands Natural Pool for programs, field trips and special events, including:

  • New Weis Center summer nature camp may include swimming at the pool.
  • Our instructors lead the Swimming Merit Badge at the pool.
  • Custom programs that combine visits to Weis AND the Pool, for an awesome day of nature, learning, swimming and fun!  
  • Perfect outing for school field trips, homeschoolers, Scouts, or other groups.
  • If you are interested in a booking a special event including both facilities, please contact us at 973-835-2160, or info@highlandsnaturefriends.org.


Articles about the pool:

Ringwood. The Highlands Natural Pool opens May 29 - West Milford Messenger

The Highlands Natural Pool, now open to tadpoles, welcomes swimmers Memorial Day weekend

The Incredible Spring-Fed Pool In New Jersey You Absolutely Need To Visi

The Highlands Natural Pool is owned & operated by The Community Association of the Highlands, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit.