The Easy 1-Mile Winter Hike In New Jersey That’s Positively Bewitching

Some of us hibernate during the winter, waiting for warmer weather to brave the outdoors. I admit, I was guilty of this for a long time. But if you keep to indoor attractions all season long, you’ll be missing out on some pretty spectacular stuff. I highly recommend everyone bundle up after the next snowfall and head to one of the Garden State’s gorgeous hiking trails.

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You can find the Manasquan Reservoir at 311 Windeler Road, Howell. The park is open from 7 a.m. to dusk. The environmental center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. For more winter hiking in New Jersey, try this easy to moderate 3-mile trail at Cheesquake State Park.