Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Easy Walks near Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

I have been trying to increase the number of steps I take daily by adding short, level, easy, local, no-excuses walks to my daily routine. I use a pedometer which counts my steps and relays them by Blue Tooth to the free app that goes with the pedometer. This pedometer's name rhymes with SnitPit and I like it a lot, but I am not recommending one device over any other. I have become a bit obsessed with finding places to walk in good weather and in bad, but I prefer to go somewhere nearby. Here is a list of some of my favorite places so far and some books that list and describe where to go hiking and sightseeing in New Jersey. Let me know of some of your favorites by emailing reference at

Leonard J. Buck Garden, Far Hills, 07931
Reeves Reed Arboretum, Summit, NJ 07901
Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills, NJ 07078
Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Township, NJ

Wildlife and Animals:
The Raptor Trust, Long Hill Township, NJ 07946
The Great Swamp, New Vernon, NJ 07976
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morris Township, NJ 07960

Local Parks and Historical Sites:
Historic Speedwell, Morristown, NJ
Passaic River Park, Summit,NJ
Bryant Park, Summit, NJ

Off the Beaten Path New Jersey, a guide to Unique Places by Kay and Bill Scheller (2011)
New Jersey Day Trips by Patrick Sarver (2011)
BackRoads New Jersey, Driving at the Speed of Life by Mark Di Ionno (2002)
and many more titles can be found at Dewey Decimal #917.49

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