Fall foliage in New Jersey usually starts in the northwest corner of the state in the Delaware Water Gap and along the Kittatinny Ridge, so on yet another nice fall day we headed out that way. The foliage was kind of a mixed bag still, but hiking Mt. Minsi is always nice. It was quite [...]
Detailed hike info and directions on our Pocono Environmental Education Center page. With the recent heat, we were looking for a mostly shady hike and ended up in the Delaware Water Gap at the Pocono Environmental Education Center. There were also strong thunderstorms possible in the afternoon, and we wanted a route with options to [...]
Detailed hike info and directions on our Coppermines – Rattlesnake Swamp page. For summer holiday weekends, we prefer to head away from the shore and the associated crowds/traffic. After poking around our stack of maps, Rattlesnake Swamp caught my eye. We’d done the trail probably a good 6 or 7 yrs ago, maybe more, and [...]
The weather for Mother’s Day weekend was positively lovely but we had obligations to attend to both days. With another perfect hiking day forecast for Monday, there was no other option than to take a day off. (We would have just spent the day looking out our office windows and sighing dramatically, anyway.) We opted [...]
Sunfish Pond is a popular destination, but rightly so. Hike through some of the prettiest forest in New Jersey and arrive at Sunfish Pond, a glacial lake 1,000 feet ABOVE the surrounding area. Sunfish Pond makes for a great place for a snack or lunch break. There is a log bench at the southern end, or you can walk around the pond to find a good spot.
Detailed hike info and directions on our Millbrook and Van Campens Glen page. We did this hike after a brief 2 mile hike at Tillman Ravine, which is further down the road from Millbrook Village. This hike is about 6.9 miles, so combined with Tillman it made for a decent length hike. This hike starts [...]
Complete hike details, photos, and video on our Mt. Tammany and Sunfish Pond page. We’ve done this hike a ton of times, but it never fails to disappoint… especially with peak fall foliage. This is a challenging loop that combines two of Jersey’s best hikes – Mt. Tammany and Sunfish Pond – into one. First, [...]