Nature Walks in New Jersey
by Glenn Scherer (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
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Great low key hike. With it being so flat, it would be perfect for kids. Also, given the loop configuration, it is easy to extend or shortened the distance of how much you hike. It was especially peaceful during the winter.
My absolute favorite hike in the Toms River area. Easy, straightaway trail with the option of taking more trails to the right and left. Well maintained all around. Starts off with an amazing view, and ends up on a beautiful beach on Barnegat Bay.
Lots of animals. We saw herons, crabs, fish, tadpoles, frogs, grasshoppers, bees, and lots of different birds.
Deer also - so watch out for the ticks (especially on the orange trail by the beach).
Definitely bring some bug spray as there are LOTS of mosquitoes as well.
This is the perfect hike for kids or for those who are less fit.
A nice trail for the whole family- faboulous views of the bay and brings locals closer to nature. I would also suggest this trail for kids to start off with.
We grew up in this area, took many school trips to the island. Easy nature walk, a lot of fun for the whole family. Watch out for the bugs in the summer,their brutal!
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