Hiking New Jersey: A Guide to the Garden State's Greatest Hiking Adventures

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New Jersey’s stereotype as overpopulated and industrial notwithstanding, there’s another New Jersey worth seeing—and this guide goes there. This is the aptly nicknamed Garden State of preserved forests and farmland, of streams and waterfalls, of clean beaches and vast wetlands, of endless green mountains. This comprehensive, informative, user-friendly guide describes fifty hikes for all abilities.

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Overview

New Jersey’s stereotype as overpopulated and industrial notwithstanding, there’s another New Jersey worth seeing—and this guide goes there. This is the aptly nicknamed Garden State of preserved forests and farmland, of streams and waterfalls, of clean beaches and vast wetlands, of endless green mountains. This comprehensive, informative, user-friendly guide describes fifty hikes for all abilities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762711192
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/2/2009
  • Series: State Hiking Guides Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 672,781
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul E. DeCoste is a native of New Jersey, brought up in a hiking family. As a nipper, he explored Mount Tammany, traversed the ice-covered Great Swamp, vacationed on Cape May Point, and tramped about Jockey Hollow on Sunday afternoons. As a member of the New York -New Jersey Trail Conference, he became part of the New Jersey volunteer management team for the Appalachian Trail, relocating it through the Great Valley and up the Wawayanda Mountain. As one of the creators, he taught Take a Hike and Appalachian Trail as an Educational Resource, encouraging folks to utilize the New Jersey park systems. Graduate of East Stroudsburg and Drew Universities; he taught for thirty years within the Garden State. Married with two children, he resides in Sussex County. Ronald J. Dupont, Jr., is a lifelong resident of northwestern New Jersey and a 1985 graduate of Columbia College, Columbia University. Over the last two decades, he has written three books and numerous articles on history in Sussex County and northern New Jersey. A Life Member of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, he is a longtime trail maintainer in High Point State Park. Among other trail-related activities, he prepared an historical and archaeological survey of the Appalachian Trail in New Jersey for the New Jersey Management Committee of the Appalachian Trail Conference. Married with two children, he lives in Highland Lakes, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

THE HIKES The Kittatinny Ridge and Valley 1. Steenykill Lake and High Point 2. Lake Rutherfurd and the Appalachian Trail 3. The Paulinskill Valley Trail 4. Mount Tammany and Sunfish Pond 5. Culver's Gap and Stony Lake 6. The Wallkill River Valley 7. The Pahaquarry Copper Mines 8. Millbrook Village and Van Campen's Glen 9. Buttermilk Falls and Rattlesnake Mountain The Highlands Province 10. Pochuck Valley to Wawayanda Mountain 11. Pyramid Mountain and Tripod Rock 12. Bearfort Mountain and Surprise Lake 13. The Tourne 14. The Pequannock Highlands 15. Saffin Pond and Headley Overlook 16. Schooley's Mountain 17. Terrace Pond 18. Wyanokie High Point 19. The Black River 20. Ken Lockwood Gorge 21. Wawayanda Lake The Jersey Piedmont 22. The Great Falls of the Passaic 23. The Hudson Palisades 24. The Princeton Woods 25. Jockey Hollow 26. Watchung Reservation 27. The Delaware and Raritan Canal-Millstone Valley 28. The Great Swamp 29. The Delaware River Valley-Stockton to Bulls Island 30. The Delaware River Valley-Stockton to Lambertville 31. South Mountain and the Rahway River 32. The Hackensack Meadowlands 33. Lord Stirling Park The Coastal Plain and Pine Barrens 34. Belcoville and the South River 35. Pakim Pond and Mount Misery 36. Parvin Lake 37. Bear Swamp Hill and The Pine Plains 38. Wells Mills 39. Apple Pie Hill 40. Batsto Lake 41. Lake Nummy and East Creek Pond 42. Cheesequake The Jersey Shore and Bays 43. The Maurice River Estuary 44. Higbee Beach 45. Cattus Island 46. Sandy Hook 47. Finns Point 48. Liberty State Park 49. Island Beach 50. Cape May Point

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