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NjHiking.com's Blog – January 2012 Archive (4)

Estelle Manor Park - 1/7/12

Trails here are super easy - flat, level, packed sand typical of Jersey's Pine Barrens. This park is more of a 'hey let's go for a walk or have a picnic" kinda park and not a remote hiking destination but it's worth a visit. A big highlight of this park is the long section of boardwalk called the Pine Swamp Trail.

The trails are not really blazed, there are…

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Added by njHiking.com on January 20, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Mahlon Dickerson – Highlands, Pine Swamp, Saffin Pond - 1/1/12

For our annual New Years Day hike we ended up at Mahlon Dickerson Reservation. Many people had the same idea, whether it was to take advantage of the unusually mild (low-50s) winter day or maybe getting an early start on a New Years resolution to exercise more.

We chose Mahlon because we wanted a moderate loop that we'd mostly done before so we didn't…

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Added by njHiking.com on January 18, 2012 at 2:58pm — 2 Comments

Hartshorne Woods Park - 12/29/11

We took a little time off around the holidays so of course we needed to get some hikes in. Since it was a weekday we wanted a park that was no-hunting (though it is closed a few days in December) plus we didn't feel like driving far so we decided to hit up Hartshorne Woods Park in Middletown.

It was also forecast to be very cold (like in the mid-30s…

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Added by njHiking.com on January 13, 2012 at 3:58pm — No Comments

South Mountain Reservation - Hemlock Falls - 12/22/11

Between the busy holidays and all the mild-weather hiking days, we've gotten a little behind on our hike write-ups!!

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South Mountain Reservation - Hemlock Falls - 12/22/11

With mild weather in the forecast for Jersey – in the mid-50′s in December! – we had to go hiking. Sometimes, you just need to ditch things and go for a…

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Added by njHiking.com on January 10, 2012 at 6:08pm — No Comments

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