Hike 36: Hike and Bike at Duke Farms

For hike 36 my wife and I headed to the Duke Farms Historic Estate in Hillsborough, NJ. If you live in the area you should definitely spend a day exploring this unreal piece of property by foot or by bike – they’ve got a sweet Farmer’s Market on Thursday nights too!dukefarmhikenbike_36Hike 36 stats:
Date: September 4, 2016
Weather: 89°F, sunny
Distance:  7.96 miles
Time: 1:45
Total Ascent: 233′
Highest Elevation: 119′
Highlights: Sugar Shack, Gardens, fountains, flowersDuke Farms
Duke FarmsDuke FarmsThe Duke Farms estate is full of paved and gravel paths – it was great to spend some time on the old bike again. We rode all over the property and explored some spots I hadn’t been before.Duke FarmsDuke FarmsDuke FarmsDuke FarmsDuke FarmsOne of the coolest places on the property is the old foundation – a 2 level basement that was constructed in 1911, but work stopped abruptly for some reason. They did however pick a spot with a great view.Duke FarmsDuke FarmsDuke Farms