Bowling Green Mountain is a high massif in Morris County with multiple ridges, ravines, and sub-summits branching out from a high point at over 1380'.
Bowling Green's actual summit has limited views towards the West through a long-abandoned chairlift cut, but there is a firetower that offers stunning views of the whole of northern New Jersey. The firetower, officially the Milton Tower, is one of the tallest in New Jersey. From its wind-battered platforms one can see as far away as High Point and New York City, as well as a panoply of nearer mountains. The Milton firetower is east-north-east of the summit, don't miss it!
The chairlift cut you see is a remnant from the old Milton Snow Bowl.
Parked at the Snow Bowl entrance on Weldon Road and used the ATV trail to reach the communications tower and Milton fire tower. Unfortunately, because of this week's ice storm, the stairs on the fire tower had a thick layer of ice and I wasn't able to go to the top. However, the thick coating of ice makes it easy to bushwack. All of the Japanese barberry is coated too and the thorns aren't an issue.
Our first peakbagging adventure since joining the club! After hitting the peak, we went to Milton tower. My husband climbed up and the wind was nasty and we heard thunder. Not a super day for photos. But it was fun! Our tracker said it was 3.2 miles from the parking area to the tower and back.