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    • Point Pleasant, New Jersey

      Kayak to Herring Island

      Starting at the small beach at the end of Bay Blvd, paddle heading south. You will need to pass through the boat canal so keep an eye out for speeding boats. You're able to see the island from the starting point so you really don’t have to worry about getting lost. You will reach the island after...
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    • Seaside Heights, New Jersey

      Surf the Jersey Shore's Winter Waves

      4.5
      Head to the Jersey Shore to hunt for some of the best winter waves. Depending on the conditions, you'll score some amazing local breaks or spend a lot of time in the car hunting for a good spot—try to head out with a local and you're sure to find a break away from the crowds, from Sandy Hook to I...
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    • Lakehurst, New Jersey

      Relax at Lake Horicon

      Lake Horicon Park is located at the corner of Union Avenue and Lake Street in Lakehurst, New Jersey. For swimmers: the lake is cedar water, a lifeguard is on duty at first beach from June 19th through September 1st from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm daily. At the rear of the lake picnic tables and gr...
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    • Berkeley Township, New Jersey

      Stroll through the Cranberry Bogs at Double Trouble State Park

      4.0
      1.9 mi
      This is a very easy hike, and a great day trip to take if you're looking for something simple and relaxing, but still want beautiful scenery and wildlife.For quick access to the cranberry bog trails, the lot on Double Trouble Road near the Historic Village is where you'll want to start. Entering ...
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    • Highlands, New Jersey

      Kayaking the Shrewsbury River

      You start at Tocci Ave in Monmouth Beach. (There is a park with a baseball field so often times on weekends there are baseball games. Depending on the time of day it can be difficult to get parking.) You use the launching ramp to put your kayak into the water and then you are off. You don't techn...
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    • Sea Bright, New Jersey

      Bike the Sandy Hook Pathway

      8.7 mi
      A beautiful paved pathway that travels 8.7 miles along beaches and historical monuments located on the Sandy Hook peninsula. The path begins at the Gateway National Recreation Area and loops around Fort Hancock, a former U.S. base that housed 12,000 soldiers at its peak during WWII. Along the way...
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    • Barnegat Light, New Jersey

      Barnegat Lighthouse

      Barnegat Lighthouse is located on the northern tip of Long Beach Island and offers some great views and awesome photography opportunities!   Explore the area, take in the beach views and get some photos!  This is also a lighthouse that you can climb to the top! 
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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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    • 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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    • Brooklyn, New York

      Camp at Floyd Bennett Field

      Brooklyn isn't just for the urban and trendy, its also for the people who love getting outside! Located just past the hustle and bustle of Brooklyn, Floyd Bennett Field is a National Recreation Area that features an Aviator Sports & Event Center (this was formerly an important NYC airport), t...
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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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    • Princeton, New Jersey

      Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve Loop

      4.5
      2.3 mi / 157 ft gain
      An 8-mile network of maintained trails traversing this Preserve, Mountain Lakes North, John Witherspoon Woods,parts of Tusculum (private) and Community Park North makes a variety of loop hikes possible. Pathways include a boardwalk (over wetlands) and paved bicycle roads. Click here for a trail...
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    • Washington, New Jersey

      Harrisville Pond

      4 mi / 125 ft gain
      Harrisville Pond is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Chatsworth, New Jersey.
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    • Staten Island, New York

      Sunrise and Sunset from the Staten Island Ferry

      5.0
      The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry that runs between the boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island. From the deck of the ferry, you will have a perfect view of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You'll see the skyscrapers and bridges of Lower Manhattan receding as you pull away and c...
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    • Brooklyn, New York

      Prospect Park Lake Loop

      1.95 mi / 118 ft gain
      Prospect Park Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near New York City, New York.
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    • Brooklyn, New York

      Prospect Park Loop

      4.0
      3.65 mi / 223 ft gain
      There are multiple places to enter Prospect Park. If you're looking for the main entrance to Prospect Park, it faces the stunning Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch in Grand Army Plaza. It is adjacent to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, the flagship Brooklyn Public Library, and the Brooklyn Museum. As you...
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    Camping and Lodging in Point Pleasant

    Camp Gateway   Sandy Hook
    Highlands, New Jersey

    Camp Gateway Sandy Hook

    Camp Gateway   Staten Island
    Staten Island, New York

    Camp Gateway Staten Island

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    Brooklyn, New York

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    Guides, Insights and Stories from Point Pleasant

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