Turtle Back Zoo

560 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ 07052- Map It
(973) 731-5800

AAA Editor Notes

Turtle Back Zoo is on South Mountain Reservation at 560 Northfield Ave. (CR 508) between Cherry Ln. and Prospect Ave. The zoo contains a variety of animals in outdoor paddock enclosures as well as an animal nursery. From April through November a miniature train offers a scenic 1-mile ride around the grounds. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
$15; $12 (ages 2-12 and 62+). Carousel $2. Pony ride $2.
Hours: Daily 10-4:30, Apr.-Nov.; 10-3:30, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.