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Top 11 Hikes in New Jersey This Labor Day

Despite the summer, unfortunately, coming to a close in New Jersey, we still have our adventure adrenaline running! Labor Day is typically the “end of summer” but for us, it’s just a continuation of exploring New Jersey. Whether you are looking to discover a new hiking spot or bring friends to one of your favorite hikes, we have the top hikes in New Jersey this Labor Day Weekend. Also be sure to check out more hiking spots on our Hiking Map on NJspots.

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Top Hiking Spots in New Jersey For Labor Day

Hike Central Jersey State Parks

Check out these stunning hikes in Central Jersey that you may have overlooked before! From Cheesequake State Park, to Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park, to Monmouth Battlefield State Park, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Hike North Jersey State Parks

Take a day trip up to the mountains of North Jersey and explore its state parks! High Point is a must-see for avid hikers, and Jenny Jump State Forest is worth exploring, too.

Hike South Jersey State Parks

From Wharton State Forest to Island Beach State Park, there are hiking spots everywhere in South Jersey. Take a trip down south and check it out!

tranklin lakes nature preserve

Stroll the Haledon Reservoir Loop

Looking to spend a relaxing afternoon in North Jersey in the outdoors? Walking the 1.5 mile loop around Haledon Reservoir in Franklin Lakes should do the trick.

Hike Warren County

Ahhhh — the Delaware Water Gap. There's much more to see in Warren County, too! Check out the hike to Sunfish Pond, and more!

Explore "Rail Trails"

For those who don’t know, rail trails are former or unused railroad tracks that have been converted to bike paths, hiking paths, or both! Exploring a rail trail can be an extremely unique way to see a new place, so check these out in North, Central, and South Jersey.

Hike through Burlington County

Take a stroll through the Pine Barrens in Burlington County... you never know what you might find!

The Best Hikes for You and Your Dog in New Jersey

If taking your pups out for a hike is one of the best parts of your day, check out this guide for some of the best places to walk your furry friends in New Jersey!

The Best Spots in High Point State Park

Hike to the highest point in New Jersey, or hike the Appalachian Trail. This guide has it all.

hartshorne woods park bunker

Hiking Historic Atlantic Highlands

If you’re looking for a quick hike with views, wildlife, and history, Hartshorne Woods Park in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey is the place for you to explore.

Visiting Watchung Reservation

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? Put on your hiking boots and get outside to explore this outdoor spot.

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Virginia, NJspots Founder

Founded by Virginia in 2015, NJspots is a place where New Jersey natives and visitors can find amazing photos taken around the state while discovering new spots to explore. With over 227,000 tags used on Instagram, NJspots is the place to go to find your next new spot in New Jersey to adventure to. Virginia has a passion for sharing these great spots and experiences people can have in NJ and also sharing the great photos along the way.

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  1. Joe Valencia

    Thanks, Virginia! I am hoping to get to Mt Tammany and some of the waterfalls this October for some foliage. You gave me a few new ideas and trails to check out.

    1. Virginia, NJspots Founder

      You’re welcome. Glad that you found some new information here. Can’t wait to hear all about your adventures.

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