NEW JERSEY’S BEST TRAILS TAKE A HIKE!
After months of rain, sleet, and snowstorms, spring fever is sure to be strong this year. If you’ve been itching to get out and enjoy the outdoors, why not make a day of it? Amid the hubbub of city life, it’s easy to forget that we have some of the most beautiful nature trails in the country in our own backyard! Here are a few of our favorites. Hacklebarney State Park If you’re not an experienced hiker, or if you want to take the kids along, Hacklebarney is perfect for you. Less than an hour’s drive from Clark, this beautiful park is a favorite for outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes. This 3.7-mile hike will take you through a tranquil forest and alongside the rocky bends of Black River. Sourland Mountain Preserve
boulderers and mountain bikers to this nature preserve. Don’t worry, though; the presence of boardwalks on the trails means you won’t have to scramble to find your footing! If you don’t want to walk the 5 miles yourself, horseback riding is also allowed at Sourland Mountain Preserve.
Monument, a tower erected at the highest point in New Jersey. If you have the energy to climb its 200-plus steps, the view from the top is breathtaking. No matter your age or experience, we hope you get a chance to enjoy nature this spring. This list barely scratches the surface of the best places to explore in our state. If you experience pain or balance issues before or after a hike, please come in for a visit. Our therapists can help get you back to the activities you love.
High Point State Park
The views from these Appalachian trails make the long drive north more than worth it. You don’t have to walk very far before you are treated to sweeping vistas of countryside
belonging to three different states! This hike will take you through a
beautiful white cedar swamp before arriving at High Point
This trail network rocks — literally. The dark boulders that line this intermediate-level hike attract plenty of
SAUTÉED ZUCCHINI & SQUASHWITH FETA
Zucchini and summer squash are arriving on grocery store shelves. Here is a great way to take these humble, delicious vegetables to the next level. This easy dish is perfect for early summer.
• 2 teaspoons fresh thyme • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese • Salt and pepper to taste
• 1 zucchini • 1 summer squash • 1/2 medium red onion • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper; cook 4–5 minutes until squash barely begins to caramelize. 4. Place in serving bowl and top with feta.
1. Cut zucchini into 1/4-inch-thick semicircles. Dice onion. 2. Heat a large skillet to medium high. Add olive oil, onion, and thyme. 3. Once onion is soft (about 2 minutes), add zucchini and squash. Season with
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