AN INVITATION TO SUSSEX COUNTY
Sussex County, located in the northwest corner of New Jersey, is well-known as a four-season recreational community. With its mountains and more than 80 lakes and streams, thousands of visitors are attracted here each year to enjoy camping, hiking, picking apples in the fall, swimming, boating and fishing, as well as, skiing on our popular slopes for wintertime fun. State parks located within its boundaries also offer campers and other devotees of outdoor life, opportunities for year-round recreational fun.
Approximately 40 miles of the Appalachian Trail traverses through the northern section of Sussex County. The western section of the County is located in the Appalachian Zone, known here as the Kittatinny Valley and Mountains, where a great variety of mineral deposits have been discovered. Comprised mainly of granite and gneiss, the eastern third of the County is almost entirely in the Highlands, and forms part of the oldest geological strata in North America.
Rich in folklore and wealthy in history, Sussex County is one of the last of the 21 counties in New Jersey to retain its rural characteristics. Visitors to Sussex County can take a step back in time and view 100-year-old homes and one-room schoolhouses preserved to perfection, or spend a day browsing in the many antique shops located throughout the region.
Whether you enjoy science, history or the beautiful natural resources so plentiful to our region, spending a day or a week with us, Sussex County has something to offer to satisfy everyone’s recreational and educational interests.