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Break Out of Your Home and Into the Vineyards (NJWineWithMe Post)

Mar 8. 2014: Break Out of Your Home and Into the Vineyards (NJWineWithMe Post)

After getting pummeled with snow, this winter can't be over soon enough. Despite when the Spring climate actually arrives, the 40+ wineries throughout NJ are ready to greet the season.

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Visiting Northlandz Model Railroad and Doll Museum (video)

Feb 28. 2014: Visiting Northlandz Model Railroad and Doll Museum (video)

A few years back, we visit Northlandz Model Railroad and Doll Museum in Flemington, NJ. Though we had never visited here before, we were excited to see one of the largest model railroads in the world. And it certainly did not disappoint!

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Cooper Environmental Center is Still Closed.. (with a video)

Feb 13. 2014: Cooper Environmental Center is Still Closed.. (with a video)

We recently visited Cattus island to better understand why the Cooper Env Center was still closed. We found ripped down walls, exhibits that need to be thrown away, and mold throughout the building.

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Great Cause / Event: Ice Bowl at Ocean County Disc Golf Course

Feb 10. 2014: Great Cause / Event: Ice Bowl at Ocean County Disc Golf Course

On Jan 25, 2014, Ocean County Disc Golf club the South Jersey Disc Golf put on their first annual Ice Bowl at Ocean County park. 52 players braved the elements, raising $590 and donating 180 pound food for Ocean County Hunger Relief.

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Quick Updates for 2014..

Jan 19. 2014: Quick Updates for 2014..

Just wanted to share quick update for the new year, a bit of info about the owners of the site, and a note on how you can contribute to GetOut.

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Featured Place: Allaire State Park

Jan 16. 2014: Featured Place: Allaire State Park

Allaire State Park is a great place to bike, camp, hike, jog, hunt, Geocache and paddle. It allows us to enjoy all our favorite activities in one place, right in the middle of NJ.

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A Haunted Halloween in Allaire Village! (2013)

Oct 10. 2013: A Haunted Halloween in Allaire Village! (2013)

The Historic Allaire Village, presents Halloween Hayrides, a Haunted Village, Scary story-telling and more this October (2013)

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Easter Mountain Sports, Club Day (Fall, 2013)

Oct 2. 2013: Easter Mountain Sports, Club Day (Fall, 2013)

Come out this Friday and Saturday for "Club Day" at the Eatontown EMS in Monmouth County, NJ. Club day will give you the chance to meet many local groups (including GetOutsideNJ) and check out some new great gear!

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Lawrence Hopewell Trail adds nearly 1-mile addition

Oct 2. 2013: Lawrence Hopewell Trail adds nearly 1-mile addition

An undeveloped portion of Bristol-Myers Squibb's Princeton Pike campus and part of the leafy Lawrenceville School grounds were officially opened to hikers, bikers and walkers yesterday during a ceremony marking the completion of yet another portion of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail.

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News To Us: Haunted Hayride at the Historic Village at Allaire (2013)

Sep 30. 2013: News To Us: Haunted Hayride at the Historic Village at Allaire (2013)

We visited Allaire this evening for a small walk and was surprised to see "new trails" cut out behind the village. A quick google search later, we find that you will be having a haunted hayride!

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Post-Sandy Clean-Up to Begin at E.B. Forsythe NWR

Sep 24. 2013: Post-Sandy Clean-Up to Begin at E.B. Forsythe NWR

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded a multi-million dollar contract to Coastal Environment Group, Inc., of New York to clean up the debris and restore these environmentally sensitive coastal areas.

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The State We're In: Celebrate Highlands Water, History & Culture

Sep 14. 2013: The State We're In: Celebrate Highlands Water, History & Culture

Great article by Michele Byers of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation on the important mission behind the Highlands Festival at Waterloo..

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Highlands Festival At Waterloo - 9/21-22/2013

Sep 11. 2013: Highlands Festival At Waterloo - 9/21-22/2013

Rediscover Waterloo Village and the natural resources of the New Jersey Highlands and the Highlands Festival at Waterloo this Sept 21-22!

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A Call To NJ Park Systems (campgrounds and sporting good stores too)

Sep 3. 2013: A Call To NJ Park Systems (campgrounds and sporting good stores too)

For the GetOutsideNJ project to grow, I would need to drive around NJ, randomly, everyday, all day. What we really need is help from all the state, county and muni parks around NJ.

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Photo Walk-through Tour of Ocean County Disc Golf Course (9-hole)

Jul 26. 2013: Photo Walk-through Tour of Ocean County Disc Golf Course (9-hole)

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NJ State Museum/Blue Star Museums - FREE Admission to Active Military

Jul 2. 2013: NJ State Museum/Blue Star Museums - FREE Admission to Active Military

NJ State Museum and Blue Star Museums are offering FREE Admission to Active Military Personnel and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day, 2013.

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Some changes are coming.. No Really.. This is Not an April Fools :)

May 1. 2013: Some changes are coming.. No Really.. This is Not an April Fools :)

We are currently working hard to make some major changes to GetOut. Keep an eye out!

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Getting to know you, and your favorite park

Jan 11. 2013: Getting to know you, and your favorite park

We slowly started emailing campgrounds, park systems and any "outdoorsy" groups this evening. We hope to build a close relationship to these type locations to ensure the site is always up to date!

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Featured Place: Union Transportation Trail

Dec 30. 2012: Featured Place: Union Transportation Trail

The Union Transportation Trail is ideal for equestrians, hikers, walkers, joggers and bicyclists. The packed gravel, linear trail leads you 4 miles through Cream Ridge.

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The first step in the next big feature

Nov 13. 2012: The first step in the next big feature

We can no plot lines onto a google map. It may not look like much, but is only the first step of many when it comes to a few changes coming to GetOut over the next few months.

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Latest Updates!

Sep 19. 2012: Latest Updates!

Just wanted to shared a few site updates, and new locations.

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Featured Place: Forge Pond and the nearby Metedeconk River

Sep 14. 2012: Featured Place: Forge Pond and the nearby Metedeconk River

This weeks 'Featured Place(s) is Forge Pond and Metedeconk River (near Forge). Why this location? Because it is our favorite place to kayak in Central NJ.

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Featured Place: High Point State Park

Sep 6. 2012: Featured Place: High Point State Park

The view from High Point Monument, at 1,803 feet above sea level, is a spectacular panorama of NJ/NY/PA. Trails around the entire park will challenge even the most advanced hikers and bikers.

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New Park and New Pictures!

Jul 21. 2012: New Park and New Pictures!

A while back, we headed to Estell Manor to bike the great trails in the park. On our way, we stopped a huge playground , a nice campground, hit up the Atlantic County Bikeway and much more.

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Featured Place: Estell Manor Park

Jul 20. 2012: Featured Place: Estell Manor Park

We have only been in this park a few times, but each time we go we enjoy it that much more. They have great trails, river access, historic ruins, camping and much more.

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We'll show you that not ALL of Jersey Stinks -- some thoughts

Jul 16. 2012: We'll show you that not ALL of Jersey Stinks -- some thoughts

We'll show you that "Not *all* of Jersey stinks" - It is interesting to read the type feedback we get about this simple phrase/slogan.

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Enjoying the warmer weather, updates are slow

Jul 13. 2012: Enjoying the warmer weather, updates are slow

Winter and early spring this year were rather busy for us here at GetOut. With Warmer weather, there seems to be less updates. That is not the case...

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Featured Place: Hacklebarney State Park

Jun 28. 2012: Featured Place: Hacklebarney State Park

We have only visited Hacklebarney State Park one time since finding it a few years ago, and we can not wait to get back. The primary trails are well kept, somewhat challenging, but are not so hard that you will be hurting. The streams, water falls, and the Black River are amazing for fishing, sightseeing, and just enjoying the sounds of rushing water. You will also find a few playgrounds for the little ones to work off the rest of their energy. It is just a great park!

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Featured Place: Sourland Mountain Preserve

Jun 22. 2012: Featured Place: Sourland Mountain Preserve

Sourland Mountain Preserve is a great place for a lot of activities. Personally, we hike here once a year, usually in the fall. The trails are challenging for sure. Steep-ish hills, lots of rocks to step around, and simply great views. The mountain biking here is great. Many groups do group rides here to help show people around. Keep an eye out on the JORBA site for these rides.

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Featured Place: The Great Divide Campground

May 25. 2012: Featured Place: The Great Divide Campground

In 2012, one of our favorite campgrounds in NJ was purchased by a new owner. Green Valley Beach, was bought and renamed to The Great Divide Campground. At first we were a little apprehensive of this change. But as we discussed some improvements/changes directly with the new management, we knew they were going to be a great change.

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Featured Place: Cheesequake State Park

Apr 26. 2012: Featured Place: Cheesequake State Park

Cheesequake State Park has great hiking, camping, biking (1 trail), swimming areas, fishing area, nature programs and more. The trails are well maintained and well marked. The campground has large sites, and clean bathrooms. Their picnic areas are large with ample room for everyone. That is why we are happy to feature Cheesequake State Park.

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Featured Place: Cape May County Park and Zoo

Apr 19. 2012: Featured Place: Cape May County Park and Zoo

The Cape May County Park and Zoo is a great destination for the whole family.This large park offers playing fields, guided activities, a Frisbee golf area, playgrounds and much more. The zoo has tigers, bears, giraffes, birds, special exhibits and much more!

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Freedom Fest State Fair back at Horse Park of New Jersey

Apr 15. 2012: Freedom Fest State Fair back at Horse Park of New Jersey

A GetOut visitor emailed us today with a great event that was missing from our calendar! This year, the Freedom Fest State Fair will be held July 10 through July 15th. They have also moved the location back to the Horse Park of NJ.

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Featured Place: Round Valley Recreation Area

Apr 12. 2012: Featured Place: Round Valley Recreation Area

This weeks featured park is one of our favorite parks in NJ. This park is simply great. From very challenging hiking, to hard biking, to great fishing, it is all here.

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v2.2.1: What's Nearby, new locations, and new galleries

Apr 8. 2012: v2.2.1: What's Nearby, new locations, and new galleries

We have added a few new places, features, groups, galleries and more this past weekend. This includes a "What's nearby" feature, and some new section names. Read about this here.

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Featured Places: Tillman Ravine and Buttermilk Falls

Apr 5. 2012: Featured Places: Tillman Ravine and Buttermilk Falls

Any time we are in Stokes, we always stop by Tillman Ravine and Buttermilk falls. No matter how many times we stop by, it is always like wwe are seeing these amazing places for the first time.

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Featured Park: Shark River Park

Mar 29. 2012: Featured Park: Shark River Park

Many people that we talk to tell us that they visit Shark River Park at least once a year. Other people have never heard of it. We feel the latter should never be the case. The trails are great to walk / hike / jog. They are also well kept, and trimmed back. The playground off Schoolhouse Road is very modern, and always busy.

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Unauthorized Trail Building at High Point State Park (via JORBA)

Mar 28. 2012: Unauthorized Trail Building at High Point State Park (via JORBA)

Many people do not understand what time and planning go into creating the trail system we have in NJ. Many believe they can just go out and make their own. Please read on..

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The Treetop Adventure Aerial Obstacle Course is now open at the Turtle Back Zoo

Mar 24. 2012: The Treetop Adventure Aerial Obstacle Course is now open at the Turtle Back Zoo

The Turtle Back Zoo has always been a great destination for both kids and their parents. Now your visit can contain some high flying fun on their Treetop Adventure Aerial Obstacle Course.

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Featured Park: Mercer County Park

Mar 23. 2012: Featured Park: Mercer County Park

Mercer County Park is simply a great park. The trails are great for walking, biking, jogging and more. The tennis courts are beautiful, and well kept. The dog park is fun for dogs and there pets. Do you kayak or paddle? If so, head out onto the lake for a relaxing time. With all the scheduled events and special shows, there is always something fun going on in Mercer County park.

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Allaire Tuesday Beginner Group Rides starting April 10th

Mar 16. 2012: Allaire Tuesday Beginner Group Rides starting April 10th

Starting April 10th 2012 @ 6pm sharp (conditions permitting), JORBA will bring back a very fun weekly event...the Allaire Tuesday Beginner Group Ride.

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NJDEP News Release: Parks and Forestry Permanently Closes Upper River Campground at Bull's Island

Mar 15. 2012: NJDEP News Release: Parks and Forestry Permanently Closes Upper River Campground at Bull's Island

The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Parks and Forestry has decided to permanently close the upper river campground at Bull's Island Recreational Area along the Delaware River in Hunterdon County.

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Quick Update: New facebook layout.. New Gallery pages.. Browse Our Lists.. and much more..

Mar 14. 2012: Quick Update: New facebook layout.. New Gallery pages.. Browse Our Lists.. and much more..

Over the last few weeks we have made many changes around GetOut. We also have a lot more to come. Once we have a few free minutes we will write them all out in a new blog post. For now we'll just mention the latest updates here.

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JORBA becomes the 100th chapter of Trips for Kids!

Mar 13. 2012: JORBA becomes the 100th chapter of Trips for Kids!

JORBA is always working to promote safe and smart mountain biking across NJ. With this new relationship with Trips for Kids, they will be able to provide great MTB experiences with kids, showing them how to ride safetly, respect others while riding, and why we should keep our trails in great shape.

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New locations and groups have been added

Feb 23. 2012: New locations and groups have been added

Over the last few days, we have added in a few new listings, a few new groups, and pondered over a few new additions / changes to the site.

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Ringwood Manor Closed For Cleaning because of a malfunctioning furnace

Feb 22. 2012: Ringwood Manor Closed For Cleaning because of a malfunctioning furnace

Ringwood Manor, the historic country house at the heart of Ringwood State Park, will be closed for the remainder of the winter to allow for cleanup of soot released by a malfunctioning furnace. The DEP's State Park Service will be working with historical conservators to ensure careful and thorough cleaning of the interior of the Manor House and its artifacts.

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2 new Groups added, along with a few new campgrounds

Feb 9. 2012: 2 new Groups added, along with a few new campgrounds

We added 2 new Groups, along with a few new campgrounds. Enjoy!

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v2.0.3: Beta Search, Foursquare, and a few updates

Feb 6. 2012: v2.0.3: Beta Search, Foursquare, and a few updates

While waiting for the Giants game to start this evening, we made a few small layout changes, made some changes to how we add listings, and added a location search area to each page.

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v2.0.2: Quick update, new listings, new groups

Jan 26. 2012: v2.0.2: Quick update, new listings, new groups

After working on another project last night, we found a few little issues with GetOut that needed attention. We fixed that issue, and was also able to add a few listings and groups. Enjoy!

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v2.0.1: The latest updates

Jan 23. 2012: v2.0.1: The latest updates

A few updates.. including new groups, and back end changes..

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v2.0.0: Updated layout, more content, and more!

Jan 19. 2012: v2.0.0: Updated layout, more content, and more!

The latest GetOut updates, including an updated layout, new Groups and Galleries section, and more.

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Diablo is now Mountain Creek Bike Park

Jan 19. 2012: Diablo is now Mountain Creek Bike Park

Over the last week, people have shared stories that Diablo Freeride Park has closed for good. There did not seem to be any real warning or information on what will happen next. It sounds like Diablo is simply going to be part of Mountain Creek now.

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Big Timber Creek Diesel Fuel Oil Spill

Jan 18. 2012: Big Timber Creek Diesel Fuel Oil Spill

On Thursday, January 12, Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research was contacted to respond to a diesel fuel spill in Gloucester County, New Jersey.

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A quick Update, with some new listings

Nov 28. 2011: A quick Update, with some new listings

Just a quick update from us to you :)

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Giant tortoise, friends get a permanent home at the Popcorn Park Zoo

Oct 23. 2011: Giant tortoise, friends get a permanent home at the Popcorn Park Zoo

Back in Sept, the Press had a story about a Highlands resident that was raising multiple tortoises in their backyard. It looks like the Turtle Back Zoo was able to adopt the "little" guys.

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The latest listing updates, and a change to the search

Oct 10. 2011: The latest listing updates, and a change to the search

We have added a nice new "Location Starts With" feature to our search. We also added a lot of new listings.

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Fall is here.. lets get back to work..

Sep 30. 2011: Fall is here.. lets get back to work..

Summer = being outside, right? We think so. Now that it's fall, it's time to get back to work. Here are some things you can look forward to.

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v1.0.1 - Cleaning up the search

Jul 25. 2011: v1.0.1 - Cleaning up the search

After reviewing the overall usability of the search (for both Calendar listing and location listings), we found there was room for improvement..

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v1.0 - Out Of Beta, New Listings, New Towns, and More!

Jul 24. 2011: v1.0 - Out Of Beta, New Listings, New Towns, and More!

GetOutsideNJ.com is no longer in BETA mode. Though everything is not 100% perfect, we feel that with the changes made this past week, it is time to go "Live" :) Check out what we have done..

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10 more campground listings have been added..

Jul 13. 2011: 10 more campground listings have been added..

We added 10 more campground listings tonight. Though the data is rather basic right now, at least they have been added, so you'll know where to camp =)

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10 new camping locations have been added..

Jul 12. 2011: 10 new camping locations have been added..

We have added a few new campgrounds around NJ/NY. Enjoy!

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Site updates are now live, and new listings have been added

Jul 11. 2011: Site updates are now live, and new listings have been added

With the great weather of spring and summer this year, we had to make a choice. Stay inside, or go out. Well this last week we did both :) Here are some site changes and listing additions.

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New locations added..

May 24. 2011: New locations added..

Here are a few new locations that have been added into the system..

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Updates made this weekend..

May 22. 2011: Updates made this weekend..

New locations have been added to the system, and some back-end changes have been implemented.

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New locations .. just for you :)

May 19. 2011: New locations .. just for you :)

Some new locations that were added over the last few days.

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6 Locations Added Tonight

May 17. 2011: 6 Locations Added Tonight

Our latest listing additions.

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New Locations Have Been Added

May 15. 2011: New Locations Have Been Added

Our latest listing additions.

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New Locations Have Been Added

May 8. 2011: New Locations Have Been Added

We added a few new location listings today. Review them here..

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An Important Site Update, plus New Locations Have Been Added

Apr 25. 2011: An Important Site Update, plus New Locations Have Been Added

The latest location listing additions.

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New Locations Have Been Added

Apr 17. 2011: New Locations Have Been Added

We added a few new location listings today. Review them here..

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Sussex County Farmers Market at the Fairgrounds

Apr 5. 2011: Sussex County Farmers Market at the Fairgrounds

The Sussex County Farmers Market at the Fairgrounds will be starting its season on April 16th.

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A Bicycle and Pedestrian-Friendly Bridge (WWBPA.org)

Apr 4. 2011: A Bicycle and Pedestrian-Friendly Bridge (WWBPA.org)

The West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance posted a great article about the bridge over the railroad tracks on Schalks Crossing Road.

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A new News System, and blog!

Apr 3. 2011: A new News System, and blog!

We have created a new News feature that will allow us to post news articles all around the site.

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Big changes, For the better!

Apr 1. 2011: Big changes, For the better!

It is about time to share a quick update about what has been going on around GetOut. If you follow us on twitter or facebook, you have seen these updates.

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Just a quick update

Mar 21. 2011: Just a quick update

Though there have not been any updates posted to GetOut, a lot has been going on. Since it has been about a month since our last post, I felt it was time to do so

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New search, new layout, new trips

Feb 13. 2011: New search, new layout, new trips

Spring is coming, and we are pushing to get this site up for you!

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Searching has been implemented

Jan 30. 2011: Searching has been implemented

Though I hoped to have more time this past week to really push with searching on GetOut, it just did not work out.

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Maps and Calendars Are Here

Jan 22. 2011: Maps and Calendars Are Here

After some hard work over the last few weeks, I have finally made enough progress with both the calendar system, and the new mapping solution, to push it out live for testing around the site.

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Moving forward with the plan

Dec 28. 2010: Moving forward with the plan

After taking a few months off to concentrate on a new job, I got back into the swing of things a few weeks ago.

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Maps and tours (initial development)

Oct 17. 2010: Maps and tours (initial development)

One feature of GetOutsideNJ that (we hope) will add a lot of value will be the addition of quality maps to our listings.

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Calendar Listings Coming Soon..

Sep 12. 2010: Calendar Listings Coming Soon..

A lot of progress has been made with many aspects of Get Outside NJ. From the improved look, to the features of a listing page, we made tons of progress.

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Park info is finally here .. sort of

Sep 4. 2010: Park info is finally here .. sort of

After a long summer full of trips, exploring, recon missions for the site, moving to a new house, and more, a few changes are installed on the site. What are these things you ask? Allow me to share..

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Sharing a few good links..

Apr 7. 2010: Sharing a few good links..

I was hoping to have more progress made with this whole project, but I hit a few bumps. Plus it is finally nice out and my bike needed some attention. So why am I posting? Well I wanted to share a few links to files I have been making/updating to help keep some things straight. Here ya go..

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Help us promote you w/pix and listings

Mar 15. 2010: Help us promote you w/pix and listings

Over the last few days, we have been pondering our summer plans. Where to go, where to go, and for how long. We have a few places to hit up all across NJ, but we would like to have even more.

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A few updates and lots-o-progress

Mar 4. 2010: A few updates and lots-o-progress

The accomplishments since my last post have been rather noteworthy. Or at least I think they are.

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A new Blog!

Feb 20. 2010: A new Blog!

The last few weeks/months/years have been somewhat "crazy" for GetOutsideNJ.com. I felt that it might be time to add a blog to the site and share what is going on, as well as give a timeline of our accomplishments.

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