Hike 49: D&R Canal – Kingston Lock

As time dwindled down and my deadline closed in on me – I took advantage of the longest State Park in New Jersey for the 5th time and headed out to hike along a section of the canal that I hadn’t been to in years – the Kingston Lock. Continue reading

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Hike 47: Abram S. Hewitt State Forest, Appalachian Trail

Crossing state lines isn’t something that far out of the ordinary for many hikers, but hike 47 was the first time I hiked from one state into another. I headed to Abram S. Hewitt State Park on the suggestion of my wife after she randomly pointed to the Bearfort Ridge on my map. Continue reading

Jockey Hollow Hike – Morristown National Historical Park

Many people are unaware of the amount of Revolutionary War history that exists in New Jersey.  George Washington actually spent more time in the state than any other during our country’s battle for freedom.  Some historic sights are identified by roadside markers or large stone monuments, while others have been preserved as part of the National Park System – in 1933 Morristown became the country’s first National Historical Park; protecting the site used as a winter came for Washington and his troops. Continue reading