Outdoors

More Than Hot Air

June 15, 2010

The largest summertime balloon festival in North America just happens to take place right here in the Garden State. ...
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Back To Nature

May 7, 2010

Piping plovers, horseshoe crabs, least terns, and red knots are among the rarities awaiting New Jersey ecotourists....
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The warm weather is upon us. It’s time to get out and enjoy all that New Jersey has to offer, from craft fairs, to music festivals, to sheep shearing, and yes, even a rodeo....
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Going Green

February 8, 2010

The Garden State is cleaning up its energy act, one town at a time....
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Golden Golf

September 14, 2009

Don’t even think of putting away your clubs this month. New Jersey courses beckon in their autumn finery. Here’s a loop of nine prime layouts around the state you won’t want to miss....
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In the midst of a struggling urban center, you can witness nature at its powerful and beautiful best at the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park....
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Tour the grounds where Washington’s (shivering) army slept....
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Aching feet and burning quads are a small price to pay for a trek on New Jersey’s Appalachian Trail....
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The whoosh of roller-coasters and waterslides have faded, and fiery foliage, crisp air, harvest bounties, bird migrations, and other natural wonders are taking their place. New Jersey offers no shortage of eco-minded fall getaways that showcase the best the state has to offer....
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The Other Shore

June 8, 2009

Their heyday long past, Jersey’s tiny Delaware Bay fishing villages try to reel in an uncertain future....
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A bill to mandate fluoride in New Jersey’s public water supply has pitted some natural allies against each other. ...
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Wrecking Crew

May 5, 2009

Seeking sunken treasures (or just a few fish) in Jersey’s chilly coastal waters. ...
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If you're planning on hitting the great outdoors this summer, we've got a list of places you just have to see. ...
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Rainbow On The Hill

April 13, 2009

For most of the year, the 30 planting beds at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens lay dormant at the base of a gentle hill in Upper Montclair. But for about four to six weeks every spring, the irises bloom in an awesome explosion of color....
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A bacterium is attacking our red oaks. Will they survive this scourge?...
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Walking the Waterfront

February 13, 2009

The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway is an eighteen-and-a-half-mile route along the Gold Coast connecting New Jersey towns from the George Washington Bridge to the Bayonne Bridge. Not yet completed, the trail features marvelous views of the New York City skyline. The following attractions are located on or near the Walkway:...
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Whether you prefer fine dining or a far-out adventure, the Delaware River has your number all year round. Follow these ideas from north to south to make a splash on New Jersey’s side of the Mighty Delaware....
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Ambitious? Laid back? South Jersey offers ample paddling opportunities for canoers and kayakers of all stripes. ...
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With hundreds of lakes, ponds, and reservoirs dotting the New Jersey countryside, there is no shortage of freshwater opportunities across the state. Here are some of our favorite water holes to explore. ...
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Lake Hopatcong’s heyday as a resort is a thing of the past, but it remains a great escape for residents and day-trippers seeking refreshment and relaxation. ...
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