Hackettstown, New Jersey

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  • Hopewell Township, New Jersey

    Hike the Baldpate Mountain Loop

    5.0
    1.25 mi
    The parking lot on Pleasant Valley Road provides access to the trailhead for this 1.25 mile loop hike.Starting at the trailhead, take the Ridge Trail (white) going West. The ridge trail is wide and flat, and branches off to many other smaller trails throughout the preserve.After about 0.25 miles...
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  • Pennington, New Jersey

    Bike the Sourlands

    10 mi
    Cycle through one of the most beautiful areas of New Jersey, the Sourland Mountain Preserve area with acres of forest, wetlands, and farmland. For a shorter ride you can park at Hopewell Valley Central High School and depart from there on Pennington-Harbourton Road to Scotch Road and Bear Tavern ...
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  • Greentown, Pennsylvania

    Conservation Island Nature Trail

    1.08 mi / 36 ft gain
    Conservation Island Nature Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Greentown, Pennsylvania.
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  • New Hope, Pennsylvania

    Visit Bowman’s Hill Tower

    4.0
    Right off of River Road (Rt. 32), Bowman's Hill is one of the best views in Bucks County. When driving on River Road, you will see a sign for Bowman's Tower that leads to the top, where there is an ample amount of parking. From there, walk a short distance and then climb the tower for the view.  ...
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  • 608 Ramapo Valley Road, New Jersey

    Hike the Halifax Trail and Ruins in the Ramapo Valley Reservation

    8.25 mi / 500 ft gain
    To start, I recommend coming in the early morning or afternoon, as the parking lot fills up with people hiking, fishing or going for a walk with their family. I usually get my luckiest before 9. This park is as relaxing or exciting as you want to make it. Here is a good map to use/ print out. We ...
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  • Princeton, New Jersey

    Visit the Princeton Battlefield Park Suspension Bridge

    4.8
    0.5 mi
    To find this bridge, you essentially park at the Princeton Battlefield Park and walk all the way down towards the woods (you'll pass an old house if you're going the right way). When you enter the woods there will be a tight trail but it will quickly open up. When it does, you want to take a left...
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  • Greentown, Pennsylvania

    Camp at Rustic Bear Wallow Cabins

    Rustic Bear Wallow Cabins are the ideal compromise between going camping and staying home. Enjoy an intimate connection with the natural landscape of Pennsylvania, including two lakes and the Pocono Plateau of Promised Land State Park. Explore the rich landscape, enjoy the water, and come home to...
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  • Tuxedo Park, New York

    Hike to the Sterling Ridge Fire Tower

    5.0
    8.5 mi
    Start out by turning right when you walk out of the visitor center onto Sterling Lake Loop (Blue Blazes). The visitor center is worth going in as they have a full diorama of the park with LED light to show trail routes. About .3 miles into the hike you will cross over a small bridge with a waterf...
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  • Greentown, Pennsylvania

    Camp at Pickerel Point Campground

    Pickerel Point Campground rests on a peninsula of the Promised Land Lake, where miles and miles of forest are punctuated by this beautiful body of water. Open sky, fresh mountain air, and the wind whispering through the maples and oaks makes for a truly enchanting place. Campers can engage all ki...
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  • Lehighton, Pennsylvania

    Hike the Falls Trail at Beltzville State Park

    4.0
    5.5 mi
    At the Christman Trailhead, hike a quick, flat 2.5 miles following the yellow trail markers through farm meadows and birch forests to the Falls Trail loop/intersection. Here hike the Falls trail which is a 0.5 mile loop that links back to the 2.5 mile section back to the parking area. Bridges and...
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  • Doylestown, Pennsylvania

    Birdwatch at Peace Valley Park

    The feeder area is located in Peace Valley Park, tucked right behind the Peace Valley Nature Center. Here is where you'll find many unique smaller species. The shelter is covered and has several benches to relax on as you watch and photograph many varieties of birds. I've seen many blue jays and ...
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  • Staten Island, New York

    Hike the Staten Island Greenbelt

    4.0
    7.6 mi
    The white trail offers one of the two more ambitious hikes, passing through Egbertville Ravine, Heyerdahl Hill and Buck’s Hollow parks on Staten Island, offering an up-close view of the forest and marshland that once covered the island. About midway, the trail also passes the Greenbelt Nature Cen...
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  • Doylestown, Pennsylvania

    Photograph the Peace Valley Lavender Fields

    4.0
    Capture the beautiful barn house shop on a farm while taking in the wonderful scent of lavender. Peace Valley Lavender Farm is open during the day and sells a plethora of lavender products from soaps to eats. Pull into the driveway and park behind the barn house for free.  It's a wonderful spot f...
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  • Walnutport, Pennsylvania

    Lehigh Gap via Appalachian Trail

    4.5
    2.15 mi / 817 ft gain
    Lehigh Gap was formed by the Lehigh River carving a large hole in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. One side is owned and operated by the Lehigh Gap Nature Center and has some great hikes, but this side is government-owned. Parking for this portion of the Appalachian Travel is up a litt...
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  • Matawan, New Jersey

    Cheesequake Yellow and Blue Loop Trail

    4.0
    3.43 mi / 328 ft gain
    Cheesequake Yellow and Blue Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Old Bridge, New Jersey.
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  • Tuxedo Park, New York

    Backpack Harriman State Park

    4.5
    18 mi / 1200 ft gain
    While the first day is a bit longer and less exciting in terms of frequent landmarks, its a relaxing hike through rocky, wooded, forest among bountiful blueberry bushes and the occasional raspberry bush. Enjoy the isolation on this leg. The second day is packed with frequent and beautiful landmar...
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