For fear of overselling a park, we normally resist assigning it too many superlatives. But in Stokes, we’re stumped: this solitary, mountainous jaunt is so darn beautiful we can’t help but beat the drum for it.
It’s a strenuous outing that alternates between lowland bogs and highcountry terrain, providing several hours’ communion with an extended patch of unspoiled nature. In spring, Kittatinny Mountain Ridge brims with wildflowers, while the autumn display of colors seen from this, New Jersey’s highest natural point, is pure hiker heaven.
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