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Sussex County is situated at the extreme top of New Jersey and has always been off the beaten path due to it's rural nature. It has 529 square miles with a population of 131,000. In addition, the rugged Kittatinny Mountains cut across its entire northwestern edge and the heavily-wooded New Jersey Highlands rise upward from the Kittatinny Valley in the eastern part of the county.
New Jersey's highest point, 1,803 feet above sea level, is at High Point near the New York border. The Kittatinny Mountains average 1,600 feet above sea level. The Sussex Highlands range upwards to 1,496 feet above sea level near Vernon. All of this lakeland and mountainland makes for fine scenery. People agree that New Jersey's scenic best is here.
SILVER SPRAY WATER FALLS, 40-50 feet, may be New Jersey's prettiest, free-falling over the red rocks of the Kittatinny Ridge through a glen of hemlock and mountain laurel. Silver Spray Falls is difficult to find, located along an unmarked trail leading from the gravel road south of Laytonsville. It is best to be guided by someone who has been there.
BUTTERMILK WATER FALLS, 80-90 feet, cascades spectacularly down the red shale face of the Kittatinny Ridge. It is the only waterfall in New Jersey, apart from Great Falls, with a developed viewing area: the National Park Service has erected an interpretive display and built a wooden walkway to the top. Buttermilk Falls is in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, alongside a gravel road south of Walpack Center.