Outdoors

Dirt Dogs

November 15, 2011

No snow? No problem. These Jersey mushers run their sled races on the sand....
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The runs may be short, but so is the ride to New Jersey's own ski mountains. ...
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Making Tracks

November 14, 2011

Cross-country skiing flouts lift lines and covers snowy terrain with simple strides....
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All You Can Pick

September 13, 2011

Self-pick farms offer more than apples, pumpkins and produce you gather yourself. From hayrides to corn mazes to pie tastings, they fill fall days with family fun....
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Flower Power

July 11, 2011

Orchids, among the world’s most exotic blooms, are mostly tropical, but some hardy species grow wild in New Jersey—including the object of the author’s obsession, the bizarre pink lady’s slipper. ...
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Searching for coins in the sand may not sound chic, but skill and patience make this hobby golden....
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The Delaware River beckons all ages with clear water, easy rapids and unspoiled beauty....
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Summer crowds and chic amenities have encroached on Long Beach Island, but for most, it’s still a magic place....
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A Bay Head-based marine biologist and artist creates a 40-foot-long concrete and steel horseshoe crab for the state Department of Environmental Protection's artificial reef program. ...
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Come Fly With Me

April 11, 2011

In Flight Balloon Adventures in Hunterdon County provides breathtaking views, lasting memories, and a convenient excuse to hold your date tight as you soar above the Garden States scenic regions. ...
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Keeping Them on the Farm

October 11, 2010

A state program protects fertile land from development, helping New Jersey’s agricultural tradition survive. ...
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Riding the D&R

September 13, 2010

A 19th-century towpath provides the perfect trail for riverside biking, hiking, and more. ...
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Rancocas State Park in Burlington County can be enjoyed in many ways, but the two most favored methods are—by canoe or kayak, or guided tour. ...
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Liberty State Park in Jersey City offers a refuge for urbanites seeking a respite from the bustle of city life....
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High Point State Park in Sussex County provides one of the most spectacular panoramas in New Jersey for autumn foliage. ...
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Three Trees, Farm View

August 16, 2010

A seasonal lease on apple trees? Hill Creek Farms offers just such a possibility for apple enthusiasts. ...
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A father and son create realistic decoys for hunters In a sawdust-filled workshop housed in an old barn in Burlington County....
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Different Strokes

June 15, 2010

Disc golf shares much with that other 18-hole sport—except, of course, the dress code, the expense, and the exclusive clubs. In fact, there are no clubs at all....
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Ocean City’s amusement park mogul rides a roller coaster of changing rules, iffy weather, and a very demanding dad....
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The largest summertime balloon festival in North America just happens to take place right here in the Garden State. ...
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