Local Guide: The Pine Barrens – No Jersey Devil Required!

Interested in the Pine Barrens, but wary about the perils of isolated forests and spotty cell service? Luckily, there exist a few parks on the edges of that vast swath of trees that can serve as your gateway for many adventures to come!

(more…)

Continue ReadingLocal Guide: The Pine Barrens – No Jersey Devil Required!

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. 

(more…)

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

Hiking the History of Voorhees State Park

One of the most visionary components of the New Deal was the Civilian Conservation Corps.; one of the local beneficiaries of this program was Voorhees State Park. In the early 20th century Hill Acres Farm in rural Lebanon Twp. was home to chickens, orchards and fields of wheat, rye and hay.

Continue ReadingHiking the History of Voorhees State Park

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.

(more…)

Continue ReadingHit the Trail with NYNJTC’s Hike of the Week