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D&R Canal State Park - Lambertville - 8/29/10

Opted for a bike ride since it was going to be mid-90s and sunny, and we hadn't been for a ride in awhile. We headed over to our favorite bike route... the Delaware and Raritan Canal towpath. We prefer to bike the towpath, but it would make for easy hiking as well (more like walking really).

The trail surface is level packed dirt or fine crushed stone, basically a rail trail. It is mostly shaded, and runs along the canal and river. …


Added by njHiking.com on August 30, 2010 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Sterling Forest - Bare Rock, Fire Tower - 8/15/10

Finally a “cool” 80 degree partly-sunny day… what a nice change.

Sterling Forest is just over the NJ-NY border in New York, to the west of Harriman State Park. We hadn’t been there in awhile, and decided to check out the Bare Rock trail and Greenwood Lake overlook. There is a small viewpoint trail from the Bare Rock trail that leads to an open area with a wide view over Greenwood lake and makes for a nice break spot.

After that we… Continue

Added by njHiking.com on August 19, 2010 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Stairway to Heaven: Pochuck Valley to Pinwheel Vista - 7/31/10

Gorgeous and diverse section of the Appalachian Trail through northern NJ…

Hike boardwalks, a suspension bridge, hardwood forest, fields of wildflowers, train tracks, a cow pasture, a boulder field...

All of this before steeply climbing up Wawayanda mountain on the “Stairway to Heaven” – lots of stone steps up switchbacks – to one of the best viewpoints in NJ: Pinwheel Vista. You can see the Kittatinny Mountains in the distance, farms in the valley below, and on a clear day,… Continue

Added by njHiking.com on August 2, 2010 at 8:52pm — 1 Comment

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