9781929173402

Nature Walks in New Jersey, 2nd AMC Guide to the Best Trails from the Highlands to Cape May

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    9781929173402

  • ISBN10:

    1929173407

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-09-01
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books
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Summary

Completely revised and updated--and now in a more convenient, compact size--Nature Walks in New Jerseyexplores more than 45 of the state's most beautiful natural areas. Ideal for families and nature lovers of all ages and abilities, this completely updated second edition leads walkers and hikers from the beaches of Cape May, Sandy Hook, and Holgate to the lush countryside of the Highlands. It even tackles the challenging mountainous terrain of the Appalachian Trail and Palisades. Special features include: o More than 45 scenic walks for all abilities o New compact size that fits easily into a backpack or waist pack o Locator map and trip highlights chart o Hiking and trail safety tips o Detailed maps showing parking areas, trails, and natural highlights o Difficulty level for each walk o Photographs of plant life and places of interest

Author Biography

Glenn Scherer is an environmental writer, naturalist and author who was born in New Jersey and has spent much of his life there. He has written for many hiking magazines, including Backpacker, Outside, and American Hiker, and writes a monthly column in AMC Outdoors. He now lives in EcoVillage at Ithaca in New York.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xii
Introduction xiii
Highlights Chart xxii
Locator Map xxviii
Ridge and Valley Province
Trip 1: Mount Tammany
1(8)
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Trip 2: Raccoon Ridge and Appalachian Trail
9(8)
AMC Mohican Outdoor Center
Trip 3: Millbrook Village and Van Campens Glen
17(7)
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Trip 4: Merrill Creek Reservoir
24(8)
Merrill Creek Environmental Preserve
Trip 5: Paulinskill Valley Trail
32(8)
Blairstown to Marksboro
Trip 6: Sussex Branch Trail
40(8)
Kittatinny Valley State Park
Trip 7: White Cedar Swamp Trail
48(8)
Dryden Kuser Natural Area, High Point Stat Park
Trip 8: Monument Trail
56(8)
High Point State Park
Trip 9: Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge and Pochuck Swamp
64(8)
Highlands Province
Trip 10: Pinwheel's Vista and Pochuck Quagmire
72(7)
Wawayanda State Park
Trip 11: Terrace Pond
79(7)
Wawayanda State Park
Trip 12: Bearfort Ridge Fire Tower
86(8)
Newark Watershed
Trip 13: Long Pond Ironworks State Park
94(8)
Trip 14: New Jersey State Botanical Gardens at Skylands
102(7)
Trip 15: Wyanokie High Point
109(7)
Norvin Green State Forest
Trip 16: Four Birds Trail
116(8)
Splitrock Reservoir and Farny State Park
Trip 17: Beaver Brook Trail
124(8)
Farny Highlands
Trip 18: Tripod Rock and Bear Rock
132(8)
Pyramid Mountain, Morris County Park
Trip 19: Black River and Kay Environmental Center
140(8)
Morris County Park
Trip 20: Schooley's Mountain
148(7)
Morris County Park
Piedmont Province
Trip 21: Great Falls of the Passaic River
155(8)
Paterson
Trip 22: The Palisades, Bombay Hook
163(9)
Palisades Interstate Park
Trip 23: Hackensack Meadowlands
172(8)
DeKorte State Park
Trip 24: Cherry Blossom Time
180(8)
Branch Brook Park, Newark
Trip 25: Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center
188(7)
Morris County Park
Trip 26: Leonard J. Buck Garden
195(7)
Somerset County Park
Trip 27: Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park
202(8)
Kingston to Rocky Hill
Inner and Outer Coastal Plain Provinces
Trip 28: Holmdel Park and Longstreet Farm
210(8)
Monmouth County Park
Trip 29: Wells Mills
218(8)
Ocean County Park
Trip 30: Pakim Pond
226(8)
Brendan Byrne State Forest
Trip 31: Whitesbog
234(7)
Brendan Byrne State Forest
Trip 32: Dot and Brooks Ever Memorial Nature Trail
241(9)
New Jersey Conservation Foundation
Trip 33: Rancocas Nature Center of the New Jersey Audubon Society
250(7)
Rancocas State Park
Trip 34: Apple Pie Hill Fire Tower
257(8)
Wharton State Forest
Trip 35: Parvin State Park
265(7)
Atlantic Shore Region
Trip 36: Sandy Hook, Old Dune Trail
272(8)
Gateway National Recreation Area
Trip 37: Cattus Island
280(7)
Ocean County Park
Trip 38: Island Beach State Park
287(7)
Trip 39: Holgate
294(7)
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Trip 40: Cape May Point State Park
301(8)
Appendix A: Useful Names and Addresses 309(3)
Appendix B: Recommended Reading 312(3)
Alphabetical Listing of Walks 315(2)
About the Author 317(2)
About the AMC 319(2)
Leave No Trace 321

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