Windswept beaches, rolling hill country, steep slopes, broad green river valleys, beaver ponds, dense cedar swamps, spectacular water falls, iron forges, and tranquil villages are all part of New Jersey's landscape.There is no better way to appreciate and understand this landscape than to walk through it. For years, hikers have treasured Kevin Dann's 25 Walks in New Jersey. Now Kevin Dann and Gordon Miller expanded that classic guide. In addition to revising and updating the original twenty-five walks, they have included five new walks in Salem, Bridgeton, Burlington, Allaire State Park, and Moore's Beach.
The thirty walks range from two-hour jaunts over level terrain to more taxing full-day hikes. Walks in the Kittatiny Ridge, the Highlands, the Piedmont, the Delaware River Valley, the Pinelands, Cape May, along the Atlantic Coast, and communities of historical interest are all included. For each trip, the authors guide the walker along the way, pointing out distinctive rock formations, plant communities, and wildlife as well as noting the ways human activity has shaped the landscape. They provide clear maps to the route, directions, and hours of operation.
Kevin Dann, a naturalist, geographer, and historian, is the author of 25 Walks in New Jersey and Traces on the Appalachians: A Natural History of Serpentine in Eastern North America (Rutgers, 1988). He grew up in northern New Jersey. Gordon Miller is a historian, photographer, and free-lance writer based in Princeton.
Praise for 30 Walks in New JerseyAn excellent guide... It describes...hikes in different zones, rating them as 'easy,' 'moderate,' or 'difficult,' and gives routes in time and miles, as well as excellent directions for reaching the various trails."-