Hiking is my favorite pastime. You don't have to be super fit to enjoy nature, walking trails is a great way to start on a road to fitness! Grab a bottle of water, a camera and put on comfortable shoes.
I've saved the hiking blog featured today for future reference as I still want to travel if and when DH gets better. My question for my Spark friends is:
What are your favorite hikes in your areas? I might add them to my list of must see.
Some of my favorites in New Jersey in no particular order:
Delaware Raritan Canal through central New Jersey.
Flat paths are the old tow paths used by mules still in use by walkers, hikers, joggers and bikes. You can rent canoes and kayaks. Miles and miles of pathway. Many parking areas and historic buildings along the way. Perfect in any season.
Sandy Hook National Recreation Area- part of the National Park system.
There are miles of sandy trails through native blueberry plants, along the beach coast and bay inlet. Watch out for the historic missile base, lighthouse and old fort as well as the nude beach (if it's still there- I won't look!).
Washington Crossing Park, north of Trenton.
There is an old farmstead to visit, you can cross the Delaware on a small bridge, no tolls, to visit the Pennsylvania park which has a more elaborate museum. After miles of walking and investigating stop at the tavern on the NJ side of the bridge.
High Point State park in Sussex commands great views of NY and PA.
Climb the stairs, I think it was 122. All I remember is my quads burning!
The park is large, popular and a great place to picnic. There is also a small beach for lake swimming. It's also a pretty ride in the fall.