Any avid fans of exploring the great outdoors followed by an excellent meal, can hike and dine through New Jersey on one of the best day trips in the state. Starting with one of more than 14 marked trails or going rogue on some of the 20+ miles of unmarked trails, the Allamuchy Natural Area in Allamuchy Mountain State Park offers a variety of recreational activities for everyone’s ability level. The trails here are also used by bicyclists, horseback riders, and cross-country skiers. Stanhope began in the late 1700s as a small iron forge town and in 1904, by an act of the state legislature, it was formed from portions of Byram Township where the featured trail in this article is located. Today, the approximately 3,300 people living in this community enjoy the wild resources the area offers, in addition to shopping, and dining in some pretty fantastic restaurants.
Are you ready to hike and dine through New Jersey on this fantastic trail and historic restaurant? If you are planning to stay the night, the nearby Whistling Swan Inn is one of several top-rated bed and breakfasts in The Garden State. You might also explore more hikes in the lovely Allamuchy Mountain State Park. If you visit, please let us know how your trip went in the comments section.
Address: Allamuchy Mountain State Park, Waterloo Rd, Stanhope, NJ 07874, USA
Address: Bell’s Mansion, 11 Main St, Stanhope, NJ 07874, USA
Address: Waterloo Village Historic Site, Waterloo Rd, Stanhope, NJ 07874, USA