A great cottage in a beautiful private lake community in the mountains of northwest New Jersey. We stayed here for a week over the Labor Day weekend and there are plenty of enjoyable and relaxing things to do. Highland Lakes is a special place where gasoline powered boats are not permitted on the lakes. Polly, the local property manager, has kayaks, a canoe, and a rowboat that you can rent from her to enjoy the tranquility of the main lake. There’s a boat dock to launch your boat from just a few blocks away. A small lake a couple of blocks in the opposite direction has a grassy area for relaxing or having a picnic, playground equipment and the best beach for swimming. Beaches #3 and #4 on the east side of the main lake offer beautiful views of sunsets across the water. The Mountain Creek Water Park adjacent to the ski slopes down the mountain in Vernon is a big attraction for young families and teens. It’s a short drive down Breakneck Road (It’s not that bad). There are many places to visit in the area for folks of any age that enjoy the outdoors. Nearby Wawayanda State Park has many hiking trails including a section of the Appalachian Trail. There’s also High Point State Park and the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge. If you’re not into hiking, swimming or boating take a short drive to the historic Ringwood Manor and the New Jersey Botanical Gardens in Ringwood, NJ. Nearby Warwick, NY has many beautiful historic homes and the Warwick Drive-In, one of the few remaining drive-in theaters in America. There are also many restaurants, wineries and golf courses close by. Michael, the owner, was very professional responding promptly to inquires and handling rental documents over the internet.