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Espanong

COORDINATES

MUNICIPALITY

COUNTY

VISIT ORDER

40° 56' 38.022" N   /   74° 37' 12.612" W

JEFFERSON

MORRIS

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NOTES

Espanong Road (or perhaps at one point the Espanong section) is a relatively short section following the northeast shore of Lake Hopatcong, the state's biggest lake and a body of water with a long history of recreational vacations, visits, and waterfront living. Espanong Road serves as an artery to some of the lake's most famous dining— The Windlass, a waterfront landmark since 1963, and Alice's, a newer restaurant perched just up the hill.

The lake's Great Cove extends right up to Espanong on its southern end, and is the station for the marine division of the New Jersey State Police, who patrol the waters.

Being that the police docks faced due west, we made and broke plans dozens of times trying to time a trip out here with a beautiful sunset over the lake. After a few failed attempts (some from poor timing, some from a lame light show), we were finally treated to a stunner late in the season.