If you're not a fan of the boardwalk scene but you still want to spend some time near the shore, you should check out Wall Stadium.

There have been many rumors over the last few years about the fabled track closing, but it is still alive and roaring this season.

You might be surprised at who you may run into at the track. We won't mention any names, but some high-profile New Jersey residents are big racing fans.

The track opened in 1950 and closed for a year in 2007 but managed to open for one race, The Turkey Derby around Thanksgiving of 2008. That year the marquee out front said, "CLOSED FOR GOOD", but it came back in full force in 2009 and has been attracting race fans and race car drivers ever since.

The place gets consistently high ratings and reviews on TripAdvisor and kids and adults of all ages walk away with great memories. Every Saturday the grandstands open at 4 p.m. (unless otherwise noted on the schedule. Sometimes we open earlier for special events. Qualifying starts at 5 p.m., with an intermission in between, and the feature races start at 7. Check the schedule for each event to be sure.

They also have a Sunday series.

They do not have a liquor license, but you can bring your own to consume in the grandstand and no glass is allowed. They have a great concession stand with hot dogs, burgers, sausage pepper & onion sandwiches, chicken tenders, loaded French fries, Impossible Burgers, and breakfast sandwiches featuring the famous New Jersey Pork Roll. Save room for a funnel cake and ice cream!

There are plenty of weekends left to check out racing at Wall Stadium this summer and fall.

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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:

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