Huber Woods Park Trails Professional Review and Guide
"If you have only a couple of hours to spare and want an easy to moderate hike in pleasant surroundings, head to Huber Woods Park. Situated on a hill in the Locust section of Middletown overlooking the Navesink River, the trails aren’t too taxing while offering a great opportunity to teach children tree identification in a hardwood forest of oak, tulip, beech, and poplar.
The park’s 6 miles of multiuse trails—designed for walking, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding—include a short, easy Nature Loop highlighting the diversity of the woods. Spring is an outstanding time to visit when the mountain laurel and pink azalea are in bloom. The Discovery Path, south of the environmental center, is a great place for younger children. Pick up a brochure (available between the parking lot and the environmental center) and stop at numbered posts to learn the history of the park, bird identification according to song, how forests grow on dry, sandy soils, and many more educational facts."