My brother lives up in Orange County, NY which is about an hour and fifteen minutes from where we are. It was a nice crisp fall day and he suggested we head over to Long Pong Ironworks and walk one of the trails.
We had driven past the site every time we had visited so it was pretty nice to go and actually check it out.
The ruins were precarious and some were just the foundations. The water wheels though were impressive with their immense size.
We did not hit the actual museum but if you are ever in the area of West Milford on the NJ/NY border, I recommend the walk for its beauty, tranquility and amazing photo opportunities. You can get more information here at The Friends of Long Pond Ironwork site.
Here are just a few pictures from our little outing. Note the gorgeous reddish pink burning bushes. Unfortunately they are considered an invasive species which is a shame because they really add such a jolt of color to the landscape.