First Day / New Years Day Hikes In Our State Parks

Updated: Dec 31, 2014 Short URL: gonj.me/74612m

Start off your new year with a hike in one of NJ's great State Parks! here are a few that you may want to partake in!

  • Bass River State Forest, Forest Sampler; 10 a.m., (609) 296-1114, Ocean County, Bass River Township, Burlington County
  • Belleplain State Forest, 1st Day East Creek Trail Hike, 10 a.m., (609) 861-2404, Cape May County, Woodbine
  • Belleplain State Forest, 1st Day Mountain Bike Ride, 11 a.m., (609) 861-2404
  • Cheesequake State Park, New Year Hike, 1 p.m., (732) 566-3208, Middlesex County, Old Bridge Township.
  • D&R Canal State Park at Mapleton Preserve, First Day Hike, 11 a.m., (609) 683-0483, Middlesex County, South Brunswick Township.
  • Franklin Parker Preserve, New Year's Grand Slam Ramble, 10 a.m., (609) 412-3394, Burlington County, Woodland Township.
  • Grover Cleveland Birthplace, History Hike, 11 a.m., (908) 236-2043 or (908) 619-6651 Essex County, Caldwell.
  • Kittatinny Valley State Park, Paulinskill Valley Rail Trail 30th Annual New Year's Day Hike (at Footbridge Park), 10 a.m., pbk123@aol.com, Warren County, Blairstown Twp.
  • Kittatinny Valley State Park, Paulinskill Valley Rail Trail, 5th Annual Horseback Ride (at Halsey Farm), 10 a.m., (973) 600-5997 or gldg@embarqmail.com, Sussex County, Newton
  • Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Battlefield Interpretive Tour, 11 a.m. (609) 448-6355, Monmouth County, Manalapan Township.
  • Monmouth Battlefield State Park, First Day Amble, 12 p.m., (732) 462-9616
  • Monmouth Battlefield State Park, First-Foot First Day Hike, 1 p.m., (732) 462-9616
  • Rancocas State Park, First Day Hikes at Rancocas, 11 a.m Burlington County, Hainesport Township section; and 1 p.m. Westampton Township section. (609) 265-5858
  • Ringwood State Park, First Day Hike, 1 p.m., (973) 962-7031, Passaic County, Ringwood Borough.
  • Round Valley Recreation Area, New Year's Hike, 10 a.m., (908) 236-6355, Hunterdon County, Lebanon Township.
  • Washington Crossing State Park, First Day Hike: From Ferry to Ferry, 10 a.m., (609) 737-2515, Mercer County, Hopewell Township.
  • Waterloo Village, Waterloo - A Place of New Beginnings, 1 p.m., (609) 203-4140, Sussex County, Byram Township.
  • Wharton State Forest, Batsto Village Walk, 10:30 a.m., (609) 704-1910, Atlantic County, Hammonton
  • Wharton State Forest, First Day Bike Ride, 10:30 a.m., (609) 567-4559
  • Wharton State Forest (Atsion), New Year's Day Hike, 10 a.m., http://meetup.com/Outdoor-Club-of-South-Jersey-Hiking , (609)351-2789, or (856) 767-8064, Burlington County, Shamong Twp.
  • Warren (County) Highlands Trail, New Year's Hike: From Phillipsburg to Merrill Creek Reservoir in Harmony Township, Warren County; 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., (908) 343-8374.

Please visit their site for more information (like times and meeting places): njparksandforests.org

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