Westons Mill Pond, NJ, is located in Morris County, New Jersey. It is located off Weston’s Mill Pond Road, near the intersection of Route 10 and Interstate 80.
Westons Mill Pond covers an area of approximately 8 acres, with a length of 0.7 miles and width of 0.1 miles. The average depth is 4 feet with a maximum depth of 6 ft. It is located in Kinnelon, New Jersey.
Westons Mill Pond is a source of water for the residents of Morris County. However, it has become polluted over the years by various sources. Walking trails are available across the pond, leading to boat launches and fishing areas. A sign warning against swimming appears after the first walking trail entrance. There are no facilities available for swimmers; therefore, there is no lifeguard on duty.
-Located in Morris County, New Jersey
-Beautiful scenery with walking trails and boat launches
The area, including Weston’s Mill Pond and surrounding land, has been owned by the Weston family since the Revolutionary War. A gristmill was located on the current pond site as early as 1734. The first miller listed is Pierre Le Sueur in 1787. The last owner of the mill was Mary Weston who donated it to St. Lawrence Church in the 1950s.
The pond was created by a dam that collected water from both Mill Brook and Sawmill Run. In the early 1900s, a second mill called “Weston’s Roller Mill” opened on Weston’s Mill Pond Road with a new roller mill system invented by James Weston. It burned down in 1934.
Today, the pond is a water source for Morris County. The Sawmill Run Conservancy was created in 1987 to protect and maintain the flow of Sawmill Run from its origin on Kinnelon Mountain.
-A gristmill has been located on this site since 1734
-The Sawmill Run Conservancy was created in 1987 to protect and maintain the flow of Sawmill Run
-Westons Mill Pond is a source of water for Morris County residents, however, it has become polluted over the years by various sources.
The Lawrence Brook and the Sawmill Run are the two main tributaries that feed into Westons Mill Pond. The other major tributary is “Flood Brook” and it also feeds water into the pond. The Sawmill run which flows for 1.5 miles is one of the most popular fishing areas in Kinnelon, NJ.