If you don't mind taking the New Jersey Turnpike allll the waaaay down to Exit 2, you'll very happy you did this weekend.

The Sip Into Summer Wine Festival will be held at the Gloucester County 4H Fairgrounds in beautiful Mullica Hill, New Jersey.

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Along with some great wine from some of South Jersey's great wineries, there will be a variety of food trucks and entertainment.

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It takes place this Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, and admission varies. If you purchase your tickets in advance it's only $20 if you're going to be tasting and $25 (cash only) at the gate. Admission is only $5 (cash only) if you're not tasting and it's free for anyone under 21, but of course no wine drinking.

There will be a dozen wineries offering samples of their wines and of course, you're more than welcome to buy a bottle or case, or two to enjoy there or take home with you.

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Of course, it wouldn't be a wine festival without live music. Arsenal NJ is performing Saturday featuring music from the '70s and '80s. Sunday it's The Uptown Getdowns, a funky, fun and unique band covering music from the '50s to today.

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So if you don't already have plans for this weekend and it's a little too cool for you to head to the shore yet, check out the Sip Into Summer Wine Festival in Mullica Hill Saturday or Sunday. It's 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. both days. You can click here for tickets.

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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.

Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.

You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.

Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions: