Exploring Fort Lee Historic Park

With New Jersey right across from one of the most notable skylines in the country, there are so many ways to photograph the skyline and enjoy the view. Fort Lee Historic Park is part of the Palisades Interstate Park — it gives visitors a breathtaking view of the George Washington Bridge from any vantage point, and it’s also a popular picnic spot during the spring and summer months. (more…)

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#optoutside this New Year with First Day Hikes

The weather forecast in New Jersey is looking gorgeous for New Year’s Day 2019! That’s the perfect excuse to get out for some fresh air and exercise in one of New Jersey’s State Parks. The NJ State Park Service is hosting guided hikes and mountain bike rides across the region on January 1st, 2019.

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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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