Index For Activity: cross-country skiing

Palisades Interstate Park

The Palisades Interstate Park follows the west bank of the Hudson River from Fort Lee at the base of the George Washington Bridge to the New York State line and beyond where it blends with other parks in the Palisades Park System. The New Jersey portion of the park contains 25 plus miles of hiking trails that follow both above the cliffs of the palisades as well as below along the banks of the Hudson. Inside the park are many historic locations and lookout spots for sightseeing across the river at Manhattan, the Bronx and points north, and other interesting points such as series of year round waterfalls. Hikes in … Continue reading

Loantaka Brook Reservation

Loantaka Brook Reservation is a a 570+ acre park located in Morris County between Chatham, Harding & Morris. Inside the park is the namesake Loantaka Brook, a pond, and 8+ miles of all purposed paved trails, and at least 6 miles of marked dirt hiking trails. Located near the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and Lord Stirling Park the terrain is a similar fairly flat roll through woods and wetlands, though less marshy. There are multiple entrances to the park, where trails spill out into local roadways, with a large parking area located along Kitchell Road where you can also find a picnic area, pond and ballfields. Hike Descriptions Trail … Continue reading

Lord Stirling Park

Located adjacent to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and the Passaic River, this Somerset County Park offers easy hiking and nature walks for all levels and ages along the park’s marshes and swampland. Over 8 miles of trails and boardwalks circle the park exposing a good mix of environments and wildlife – from cattail lined marshes to fields of wildflowers to wooded lowlands. In the winter the area is also open for cross country skiing. Parking is available at the Somerset County Environmental Education Center on Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge. The Environmental Education Center is open year round and offers a nice educational stop for the kids … Continue reading