The real hidden gems in New Jersey are the hundreds of small county and township parks tucked into the neighborhoods all over our state.
Hike two of the best spots in Palisades Park with this guide.
The overall length of the trail is about 4 miles out and back. The gain of elevation is around 1000 feet, so you're gaining a lot of elevation in a short period of time. This hike is great for beginners in the New Jersey area and also good for families and/or pets.
Palisades Interstate Park — which stretches from Fort Lee to Alpine — has it all. You can hike all day up by the New Jersey-New York state line, or enjoy a casual stroll through a picnic area down by the Hudson River in the afternoon. Pack up your car or your backpack and head up to this versatile park to see what North Jersey has to offer all year round.
Hike to Hemlock Falls in South Mountain Reservation with this guide.
Cheesequake State Park is perhaps one of the most overlooked state parks in New Jersey — even though a lot of you drive through it on the Parkway every day!
New Jersey is home to a wide variety of "critters", some are cute & cuddly while others are quite dangerous.
Watchung Reservation is a unique spot in Union County that spans a few towns, boasts a lake and deserted village, and is even the home of fossils. What else do you need to know?
Basking Ridge is your gateway to many outdoor spots in New Jersey. Its proximity to highways 78, 287, and 206 help you explore quickly and efficiently all over Somerset, Morris, and Union counties!
With the fall crisp air creeping in, the anticipation of fall colors is at an all-time high for a select few weeks in New Jersey.