Founded in 1857, West Orange’s Llewellyn Park is thought to be the nation’s first planned community. Its idyllic landscaping is similar to New York’s Central Park. Prolific inventor Thomas Edison lived in Llewellyn Park, and his estate is open for tours. Nearby is the Turtle Back Zoo, part of the 2,000-acre South Mountain Reservation. A 25-foot waterfall lies within the South Mountain woods.