April 2019: 32 Great Walks

In this issue, we provide dozens of ideas for New Jersey walks. Some might be right in your town; most are definitely worth a drive. Our walks take you through parks and along rivers. Some explore green corridors through densely populated neighborhoods. Others veer off the beaten path. So, what are you waiting for? Lace up your comfy shoes, fill a water bottle, and start strolling.

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32 Great Walks

32 Great Walks in New Jersey

Your guide to the state’s best county parks, nature preserves, riverside trails, city strolls and more.

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The Garden State’s Most Scenic Strolls

Want to get out and enjoy New Jersey without breaking a sweat? These walks are a step in the right direction.

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Historic City Walks You Won’t Want to Miss

Iconic spots you may not glimpse from a car window.

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Hoboken Food Tour: Pizza, Mozzarella and So Much More

The Mangia Hoboken! Food and Culture Tour is a delicious way to experience the city.

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7 Eye-Opening Full-Moon Hikes

Lunar light provides a whole new way to experience nature.

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3 Great Spots for Backpacking with Kids

Monmouth County Parks Department has a fun (and free!) program for young explorers.

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Features

Behind New Jersey’s Breakaway Catholic Movement

The American National Catholic Church, founded in the Garden State almost a decade ago, mirrors Roman Catholicism but diverges on such issues as gay marriage and divorce.

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How Stockton University Landed on Atlantic City’s Boardwalk

The school’s new campus, which opened last September, features a three-story academic building and a 533-bed dorm with ocean views.

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Eat & Drink

At Hoboken’s Antique Bar & Bakery, a Monster Meets its Match

Chef Paul Gerard was stunned when he first saw Antique’s 30-ton, roughly century-old coal oven. Now, the two are an over-the-top team.

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Canned Cocktails Seem Here to Stay

Ready-to-drink vodkas, gin and tonics, and Bloody Marys are increasingly popping up at liquor stores and supermarkets.

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At the Pastoral Pig, Carving Meat is an Art Form

The Flanders shop specializes in whole-animal butchery—and boasts a deep reverence for what farmers and nature provide.

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Longtime Patron Refreshes Mara’s Cafe & Bakery

Under new ownership, the Denville staple remains a go-to spot for breakfast, lunch and lots of delicious desserts.

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At Publick House in Mountainside, Ambiance Upstages Much of Menu

Entrées were enjoyable, but more complex dishes proved “misguided.”

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George Street Ale House Serves Up Comforting Pub Classics

The New Brunswick sports bar, not far from the Rutgers campus, offers ample booze options and tavern fare for every taste.

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Garden Variety

Maestro Gustavo Dudamel: How Music Heals and Unites Us

The charismatic conductor is the first artist in residence at Princeton University, where this month he’ll lead two performances.

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The Wetlands Institute Celebrates 50 Years

The Stone Harbor nonprofit, an enduring advocate of environmental awareness, will mark the occasion with two major festivals (and more!).

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In This Toms River Greenhouse, Fish Help Grow Organic Lettuce

Producing aquaphonic greens is a group effort for the family behind HS Farms.

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Home & Garden

A Showstopping Kitchen Renovation in Mendham

This trendy yet timeless space showcases the latest home must-haves.

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Steve Adubato: Only in NJ

State Plants Seeds for First Offshore Wind Farms

Initial production capacity would be approximately 4.8 million megawatt-hours of energy annually—enough to serve roughly 500,000 New Jersey homes.

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Stylephile

At the Short Hills Mall, a One-Stop Beauty Shop

BLVD, a new salon in the mall’s Neiman Marcus, houses four distinct beauty-service brands.

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How to Get Organized: 5 Spring-Cleaning Essentials

Stylish products to help you give everything a place.

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Exit Ramp

Rediscovering the Beauty of Slowing Down

After reluctantly hanging up her running shoes, a mom-to-be finds unexpected kinship with strangers.

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