Category Archives: New Jersey

Hike Surprise Lake, New Jersey

Vistas, rhododendron, PINK rocks, and scrambles. There is never a dull moment along the circuit around Surprise Lake. The hiking trail is located within Abram S Hewitt State Park very close to the state line between New Jersey and New … Continue reading

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Play Pinball at Yestercades, New Jersey

New Jersey has a great pinball scene, fitting with its nostalgic never changing feel. If you can pull yourself away from the beach and boardwalk arcades, head inland to experience Yestercades. Pay by the hour or grab a day pass … Continue reading

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Giant Stairs Hike: Palisades Interstate Park, NY-NJ

If you want a hike with it all, head to Palisades Interstate Park which spans for miles along the shores of the Hudson River. Giant Stairs is an exhilarating rock scrambling trek spanning two states with dramatic panoramas, palisade cliffs, … Continue reading

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Deep Cut Gardens, New Jersey

The best things in life are free. Deep Cut Gardens [152 Red Hill Rd, Middletown, NJ 07748] is a treasure in New Jersey, an expansive and enchanting garden open to the public at no cost. Paved paths pass pretty flowering … Continue reading

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Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, New Jersey

A powerful 77-foot waterfall is a sight to see on the side of the road. Pull over to stop and visit the overlook park to admire its majesty. Great Falls is not your average waterfall revered simply for its beauty … Continue reading

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Thomas Edison National Historic Park, New Jersey

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” Thomas Edison is one of the most celebrated inventors in American history and for good reason. There are so many daily reminders we should be thankful for his … Continue reading

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Guide to Sandy Hook: Gateway National Recreation Area

So close to Manhattan, yet a world away – and that’s just the point. The Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area is a place for people to get away from the city. This barrier island is lined with … Continue reading

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