South Mountain Reservation

South Mtn Reservation- Tulip Springs Parking Lot Off Pleasant Valley Way/Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ

Moderate hike that takes in a viewpoint from historic Washington Rock, Hemlock Falls, and the Rahway River. 6.0 – Moderate, somewhat rocky trails. A few easy stream crossings, and one over the Rahway River that may be tricky depending on water level/rock shifting. Historic Fun Fact: Washington Rock is where a signal beacon warned the […]

Hartshorne Woods Park – Rocky Point parking lot

Hartshorne Woods Park, Rocky Point entrance 1402 Portland Rd, Highlands, NJ

Meet for the brisk paced 7.2 mile hike at Hartshorne Woods in the Highlands. We will meet in the Rocky Point Parking Lot and hike Cuesta Ridge & Laurel Ridge ( 5.5 miles) and for the non weary , another 1.7 miles on the Battery Loop and Black Fish Cove.

🥾Jenny Jump SF & Blairstown (Friday the 13th)

Ghost Lake Independence Township, NJ

It's that time again. Lets take the Ghost Lake trail to the Summit trail and stop at scenic overlooks facing both east and west. Time permitting, we'll proceed to the camping area and return via the Swamp or Spring trail. We may not encounter Jason in the woods, but join us later in nearby Blairstown […]

Pyramid mountain & or Turkey Mountain 5-6miles

Turkey Mountain at Pyramid Mountain Mars Court at Boonton Avenue, Montville, NJ

Join Trailshrinks, a very friendly community of hikers. We do not accept cliques and newcomers always welcome. This hike will be full of discussion about stuff. Don’t be stuffy be happy. One foot in front of the other does it. 5-6 Miles. After the hike we will grab some food and a drink, everyone welcome. […]

7 Miles Castle Loop and Ramapo Park Lake Loop Ramapo Mountain State Forest

Ramapo Lake Trailhead 67 Skyline Dr, Oakland, NJ

This is a fun hike with a loop around the lake which is flat and some cool ruins on the way. Please read past the flat part because the whole hike is not flat. There is a climb with rocks at the beginning and a bit of a scramble over rocks midway, but for regular […]

A Night at the Opera – Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball)

Hummus Place 305 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Opera season at the fabulous NYC MET Opera in Lincoln Center has commenced once again! And so, once again, in response to popular demand, especially of those who attended the ‘Night at the Opera” back in June, here is a second “Night at the Opera” complete with pre-performance supper. As with that initial “Night…” back […]

Atlantic City Day Trip – moved to 10/21

Starbucks Borgata Casino,, Atlantic City, NJ

We will start on a waterfront trail near the Borgata with sweeping views! From there we will walk past the marina and also check out the Absecon lighthouse and climb the 288 steps to see the view. Then we will head to the Atlantic City Boardwalk for a 5 mile walk many things to […]

🥾 Blairstown Viaduct Graffiti Hike – 6.25 miles

Tunnel Field 538 NJ-94, Columbia, NJ

The Unofficial Rail Trail! An out-and-back to enjoy the graffiti artwork and views from the Blairstown viaduct bridge and the Delaware River bridge in Columbia, NJ. LOCATION: Meet at the back of the parking lot past the playground at Tunnel Field (a ball field for kids out front, playground around back). Address: Tunnel Field, "Brugler […]


Cooper Gristmill 66 NJ-24, Chester, NJ

Located in Chester, NJ Black River Park is a beautiful landscape of rivers/ small waterfalls and hiking trails. It’s adjacent to Hacklebarney State Park. Come experience one of New Jersey’s precious gems 💎. The walk is approximate 6.5 miles long, the pace will be moderate, andthe elevation is low at 600 ft. There are a […]

Palisades interstate park – Giant steps

State Line Lookout State Line Lookout, Alpine, NJ

PARKING UPDATE: According to this website parking tomorrow is free (Earth Day). Parking Information & Fees | Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey ( We will park at the Stateline Lookout where there is a restroom and giftshop. The location has been updated. I plan to get here an hour early. GPS coordinates: 40.989108, -73.906678 […]

Watchung Reservation – 12 pm

Trailside Museum 462 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ

GENERAL INFORMATION on Watchung Reservation Watchung Reservation is a unique spot in Union County that spans a few towns, boasts a lake and deserted village, and is even the home of fossils. Put on your hiking boots and get outside to explore this outdoor spot. The Lake Surprise Loop is one of the most well-traveled […]

NYC Halloween Parade 2023 – join the silent disco group!

145 6th Ave 145 6th Ave, New York, NY

I have watched the NYC Halloween Parade several times, and this year I decided it is time to participate! To be the part of the silent disco dancing group bellow is about $17 until October 1st (more expensive later). I have seen them last year and they were a fun group. My plan to reach […]