When people around the country think of hiking, I'm sure New Jersey isn't even near the top of their list. Actually, we have some great hiking trails here in our state, and you're probably closer to one than you'd think.

This time of year, there's still some color left on the trees and we've already had a hard freeze, so the ticks are not a concern. The thing that keeps me out of the woods in warm weather (other than looking for my golf ball) is those damned ticks!

The weather is just about perfect for a brisk hike or just a walk in the woods, like I took this weekend. Here are some sites that give you great ideas and tips on where to hike in The Garden State.

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