Marsh View at Cattus Island

Marsh View
Cattus Island County Park
Toms River, New Jersey
June 2022

There are several easy and scenic nature trails to explore at Cattus Island. You may encounter biting insects though, mid-summer.

Visit Cattus Island County Park – https://www.oceancountyparks.org/frmRegContentPrks?ID=0751673c-9513-4ecc-8f3e-3e65b0f2ec45

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Rock Pear Mountain in Kinnelon NJ

Rock Pear Mountain
Kinnelon NJ

Morning #njnature hike to a lesser known #MorrisCounty open space. Nice rocky views of the New Jersey Highlands combined with some litter cleanup.

We parked on Miller Drive in Fayson Lakes and hiked in opposite the Green Acres sign post.

November 2021 at Tourne County Park

November 2021 at The Tourne

Tourne County Park
Morris County NJ
Canon EOS M5 + EF-M 11-22mm lens

Vivid morning sun glinted on a few distant trees as the morning fog burned off of Rattlesnake Swamp at Tourne County Park.

Visit Tourne County Park – https://www.morrisparks.net/index.php/parks/tourne-county-park/

Summer Morning at Delaware Water Gap

Summer Morning at Delaware Water Gap
Kittatinny Point Visitor Center
July 2021

On a steamy July morning fog lingered on the peaks of Mt Tammany and Mt Minsi.

Black Rat Snake at Stokes State Forest

Black Rat Snake
Stokes State Forest
Sussex County NJ
April 2021

This snake all but ignored me while I snapped away with my wide angle lens. Don’t try this with rattlesnakes.

Shawangunk Outcrops at High Point State Park

Shawangunk Outcrops

High Point State Park

Sussex County NJ


04.22.21

The brisk temperatures in northernmost New Jersey kept away the park visitors at High Point. I even spotted a few snow flurries during my visit.

Winter Wildlife at Splitrock Reservoir

Winter Wildlife at Splitrock Reservoir

January 2021
Morris County, New Jersey

A distant Common Loon and a pair of courting Bald Eagles were the highlights of an afternoon walk near Rockaway Township NJ.

Visit Splitrock Reservoir – https://www.rockawaytownship.org/facilities/facility/details/Splitrock-Reservoir-9

Rattlesnake Marsh in Winter – Tourne County Park NJ

Rattlesnake Marsh in Winter

Tourne County Park
Morris County, New Jersey

We had a scenic but shallow blanket of fresh powder this morning.

FYI – This area is titled as “Rattlesnake Meadow” on the Tourne hiking map. A title that likely precedes damming and flooding by local beavers.

Explore Tourne County Park – https://www.morrisparks.net/index.php/parks/tourne-county-park

Hiking Cataract Park in Long Valley NJ

Hiking Cataract Park in Long Valley NJ

In this video we take a short but steep and scenic hike in Washington Township in western Morris County New Jersey. Cataract Park’s wooded trails lead to cascading waterfalls and a cave that was once known as Young’s Mine.

Plan your visit to Cataract Park – https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-jersey/cataract-park-red-trail

Find parking for Cataract Park –
https://goo.gl/maps/c6d25pTskeGdG7WaA