Cushetunk Trail – Round Valley Recreation Area – Lebanon, Hunterdon County, NJ Distance – 8.4 miles total one way (16.8 if you do the whole trail out and back) Type – Out-and-back Difficulty: 6 of 10
Website – https://www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/roundvalleyrecreationarea.html Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Hilly Surface – Dirt, gravel, grass – depending on section
Trailheads – N 40° 37.153 W 074° 50.980
Directions – 1220 Stanton Lebanon Rd, Lebanon, NJ 08833
Parking – Lots at trailhead. Make sure to check in at the park office first and get your permit.
Thompsons Beach – Heislerville (Maurice River Township), Cumberland County, NJ Distance – miles total Type – 3/4 of a mile (one way) to get to the beach. About a mile of beachfront to explore. Our total was a little over two miles. Difficulty: ? of 10 (the way we did it, 2 of 10. If that mud and flooding is around, 3018 of 10)
Website – https://corporate.pseg.com/corporatecitizenship/environmentalpolicyandinitiatives/estuaryenhancementprogram Open – dawn to dusk
Terrain – marsh, bayshore Surface – crushed shells, sand
Trailheads – 39°12’10.38″N, 74°59’36.77″W
Directions – located at [...]
Round Valley Reservoir Campground Round Valley Recreation Area Lebanon, Hunterdon County, NJ
Address: 1220 Stanton Lebanon Rd, Lebanon, NJ 08833
Coordinates: N 40° 36.307 W 074° 49.944 (where the trail enters the camping area)
Directions: Drive to the park offices to register, then it’s a paddle or a hike to get to the campground.
Access: NO CAR ACCESS, paddle or hike only.
Website for official info: https://www.njparksandforests.org/parks/roundvalleyrecreationarea.html
Website for campsite booking and pricing: www.camping.nj.gov
Campground Map: Click here for full sized map
Pet friendly?: From website (as of [...]
Sourland Mountain Preserve – Hillsborough/Montgomery Township, Somerset County, NJ Distance – 9 miles total of trails (I did 3 1/2 miles) Type – interlocking loops Difficulty: 3 of 10 (more elevation that I’m used to in flat South Jersey)
Website – Sourland Mountain Preserve Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Hills and woods Surface – Rock & dirt plus boardwalks
Trailheads – only one trailhead – 40°28’26.64″N, 74°41’41.77″W
Directions – 421 E Mountain Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844
Parking – large lot
Dog friendly? Leashed dogs allowed Stroller [...]