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

Warm weather hiking on Mount Tammany – NJ

I spent most of the winter exploring the Sourland Mountain Preserve (a local park that has become my unofficial training ground).  I love that I have a cool spot so close to home, but felt like I needed a challenging hike to officially open warm weather adventuring season. I thought about the day hikes I most enjoyed last summer and decided to hit the Mt. Tammany loop in Worthington State Forrest – part of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.  Continue reading