We took the kids up to Ramapo Mountain State Forest on Sunday for an hour long hike. We were looking for Todd trail where you're supposed to pass by some old abandoned mansion at some point but we'd never been there before and accidentally wound up on a different trail. Which was fine, because the walk was beautiful and peaceful leading out to this nice lake. I took this pic of Jack and Mina as they were rehydrating.

Jeff Deminski photo

Closer to our home in Hillsborough, we often go to Sourlands. As a kid my dad used to take me up to the Watchung mountains all the time. With spring here and summer coming up, I thought it would be cool if you shared your favorite places to hike in the Garden State.

So where do you like to go? Tell us in the comment section below, and if you have any tips about your trail let us know that too.