In Touch With Nature

Spending the week indoors working, running errands, or whatever else it may be often makes us forget the beauty and value of the natural world around us. Luckily, NJ is home to over 100 trails that you can hike on a beautiful day. Some are challenging and should be left to experienced hikers while others have scenery just as stunning while being more leisurely. You can even bring the kids along so they can explore the outdoors.

Somerset County Park Commission Hiking

  908-722-1200 | Somerset County

Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Hiking in NJ

The diverse 9.5 miles of trails is all that you need in Somerset County Parks. Enjoy the beautiful scenery in crisp, outdoor settings in the North Jersey area. You can walk, jog, and bike on specific trails for adventurers of all levels. Duke Island Park and Colonial Park are also great locations for those who enjoy biking on the pavement... Read More

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The Wetlands Institute

  609-368-1211 | Cape May County

Stone Harbor, New Jersey

Hiking in NJ

The Wetlands institute in Stone Harbor overlooks 6,000 acres of awesome coastal wetlands. There is much to see and do at the Wetlands Institute including walking the nature trails or checking out the observation tower. Their Salt Marsh trail takes visitors into the marsh where you will witness views of migratory birds, fiddler crabs and other creatures th... Read More

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Ramapo Reservation Loop

  201-336-7275 | Bergen County

Mahwah, New Jersey

Hiking in NJ

This reservation has 10 marked trails with the longest reaching over 6 and a half miles! The entrance to the park is on Ramapo Valley Road (US 202) in Mahwah, just south of its intersection with Darlington Avenue, and about two miles south of route 17. If you're into hiking, this is about as good as it gets in NJ. See rushing streams, ruins, and incredibl... Read More

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Hacklebarney State Park

  908-638-8572 | Morris County

Long Valley, New Jersey

Hiking in NJ

Welcome to Hacklebarney State Park. It is unclear where this 465-acre park gets its name from. It is said that the word “hacklebarney” comes from the native American word “hakiboni,” which loosely translates to bonfire. Other lore states that the area, which was once an iron ore mine in the 19th century, was named after the Irish miners’ home vi... Read More

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Somerset County Park Commission Hiking

 908-722-1200 | Somerset County

Hiking in NJ

Basking Ridge, New Jersey

The diverse 9.5 miles of trails is all that you need in Somerset County Parks. Enjoy the beautiful scenery in crisp, outdoor settings in the North Jersey area. You can walk, jog, and bike on specific trails for adventurers of all levels. Duke Island Park and Colonial Park are also great locations for those who enjoy biking on the pavement... Read More

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The Wetlands Institute

 609-368-1211 | Cape May County

Hiking in NJ

Stone Harbor, New Jersey

The Wetlands institute in Stone Harbor overlooks 6,000 acres of awesome coastal wetlands. There is much to see and do at the Wetlands Institute including walking the nature trails or checking out the observation tower. Their Salt Marsh trail takes visitors into the marsh where you will witness views of migratory birds, fiddler crabs and other creatures th... Read More

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Ramapo Reservation Loop

 201-336-7275 | Bergen County

Hiking in NJ

Mahwah, New Jersey

This reservation has 10 marked trails with the longest reaching over 6 and a half miles! The entrance to the park is on Ramapo Valley Road (US 202) in Mahwah, just south of its intersection with Darlington Avenue, and about two miles south of route 17. If you're into hiking, this is about as good as it gets in NJ. See rushing streams, ruins, and incredibl... Read More

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Hacklebarney State Park

 908-638-8572 | Morris County

Hiking in NJ

Long Valley, New Jersey

Welcome to Hacklebarney State Park. It is unclear where this 465-acre park gets its name from. It is said that the word “hacklebarney” comes from the native American word “hakiboni,” which loosely translates to bonfire. Other lore states that the area, which was once an iron ore mine in the 19th century, was named after the Irish miners’ home vi... Read More

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State Parks!

If you can't choose just one, visit a state parks which have several trails all in one location. You can bring friends and split up based on preference or even do a couple in one day. It's the perfect place to go during the weekend when the sun is shining with a light breeze.

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