Hiking South Mountain Reservation

Nestled a few miles east of I-78 and the Parkway is an outdoor gem — South Mountain Reservation in Millburn/West Orange, New Jersey. This 2,000+ acre park in Essex County is not only home to several miles of nature trails, but also a zoo (and yes, there are giraffes). Here’s what you need to explore this hidden gem in North Jersey. (more…)

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Find a New Community (& Explore with Purpose) with Hike the World

If you’ve ever wanted to join a hiking group in New Jersey but didn’t know where to start, begin with Hike the World — you’ll find an upbeat group of hikers shining a light on mental health awareness through hiking and getting outside. 

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Visiting The Bermuda Triangle of NJ

Don’t let that name intimidate you, its true name is Round Valley Reservoir, located in Lebanon, NJ. It’s one of the largest and most deep lakes in NJ, with that being said there have been quite a few people that have gone missing in this body of water, still have yet to be found to this date…hence the creepy “Bermuda Triangle” nickname. (more…)

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Hit the Trail with NYNJTC’s Hike of the Week

New Jersey is filled with trails — both long and short! — to get you exploring from the mountains to the shore. Whether you’re a fan of cliff side hikes that lead to waterfalls, or winding walks in the woods, New York-New Jersey Trail Conference’s Hike of the Week will get you started on all the Garden State has to offer.

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