Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey Guide Book

by Arline Zatz (The Mountaineers Books)
Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey  by Arline Zatz

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ISBN: 0898868203

From the northern highlands of New Jersey to the beaches and pine barrens in the south, this popular guide is written from a child's eye view (but always emphasizes safety). Kids can check out an accessible beaver colony along the trail at Heddon Park; scamper over huge boulders while overlooking the Hudson River; or look for ersatz diamonds on a Cape May Beach. Trail descriptions highlight points of interest, opportunities for learning about nature on the trail, best places to camp, fish, or swim, and much more.

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Trails from the "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 85.
... Preview: Although you’ll be arriving and parking at Allaire Village, explore this historic site after the hike is completed. While hiking, you’ll be passing through lush woods beside tiny streams where ninety- ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
Farmingdale, NJ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.25
... Preview: When you visit the north shore of Deer Park Lake, you may not see the broad-tailed beaver, the largest rodent in North America. But you will see its cone-shaped house and dozens of gnawed tree stumps. ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
Hackettstown, NJ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Chief Nummy and his band of Lenni-Lenape Indians hiked through this area of the southern Pine Barrens many times, and some of it has been protected as Belleplain State Forest and the Pinelands Preserv ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
Woodbine, NJ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 4.9
... Preview: Don’t drive too fast or you may miss the trailhead, located in the tiny town of Ongs Hat. A mere pinhead on the map, Ongs Hat consists of a few houses and a family restaurant. In the 1840s, however, i ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
New Lisbon, NJ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 6.3
... Preview: Each winter we hike a small section of the 50-mile-long, pink-blazed Batona Trail that leads to Pakim Pond—a crown jewel within the 34,725-acre Brendan T. Byrne State Forest. The water, stained by iro ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
New Lisbon, NJ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: If you haven’t had any luck at the casinos, you may strike it rich hiking along the flat, well-packed sands at Brigantine Island, one of many barrier islands along the southern New Jersey coast. May ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
New Gretna, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Cattus Island Park is on a peninsula dividing Silver Bay from Barnegat Bay. If you could see it from above after the tide has flooded the marsh, you’d see why it’s called an island. The last private l ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
Toms River, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
... Preview: Opened in 1940, Cheesequake State Park is Middlesex County’s only state park. It lies between New Jersey’s northern and southern vegetation zones, making it a transitional area with unique plant and a ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
Matawan, NJ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: This 417-acre park is a hidden gem. Although a couple of the trails are designated as multiuse and are used by mountain bikers and equestrians mostly on weekends, it’s a good bet that you’ll be alone ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
Lincroft, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: For more than 150 years the Delaware and Raritan Canal has been a tribute to the hundreds of laborers who created it. Armed with only picks and shovels, the crews spent countless grueling hours diggin ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
Princeton, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: What you’ll find on this hike is great diversity. Each body of water is unique, and along the rim of each of these fascinating habitats—Long Pine Pond, Crater Lake, and Hemlock Pond—lies another world ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
Layton, NJ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: More than 2.5 million people are drawn to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area each year. Most go directly to the Kittatinny Point Visitor Center, where they can enjoy a leisurely picnic or ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
Columbia, NJ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: You’ll huff and puff hiking up the steep, rocky trail to Mount Tammany’s summit, but the reward is a spectacular view of the Delaware Water Gap, Mount Minsi, and surrounding farmland. Plan on frequent ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
Columbia, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.3
... Preview: I’ve rarely seen other hikers on this short but challenging trail. Those who do hike the trail have a wonderful adventure, for they can enjoy the phenomenal beauty encountered every step of the way. D ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
Columbia, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: If you’re looking for an easy hike over level terrain, this is the perfect place, especially during spring and fall. Dorbrook, consisting of 534 acres of open and cultivated fields, hedgerows, and woo ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
Colts Neck, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: You might not notice it unless you return year after year, but the beach at Holgate is constantly shifting and growing in length under the influence of changing tides and sporadic storms. This 3-mile ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
Oceanville, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Visitors who hike the trails at Flat Rock Brook forget they’re only a few miles from midtown Manhattan. The surrounding woods are so dense that you’re guaranteed shade on the hottest day, and during a ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
Englewood, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.25
... Preview: The day I decided to hike through the Forest Resource Education Center’s property turned out to be my lucky day because the Fall Forestry Festival was in progress. Celebrated annually on the first Sat ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
Jackson, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: Sandy Hook, part of Gateway National Recreation Area, is a mixture of natural and historic wonders. While breathing in fresh ocean air at “the hook,” you’ll see dozens of fishing boats and freighters ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
Highlands, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: No matter which season you choose to hike to the top of Governor Mountain, you’ll have an exhilarating view of the countryside from a place locals refer to as “Suicide Ledge.” Added rewards include a ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey"
Ringwood, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3