50in50by50 State #15: New Jersey

Mushrooms on a tree on the D&R Canal around Bound Brook NJ. Photo by author in June 2022.

New Jersey— 55.73Km, June 2022

Where to get some distance in New Jersey

  • The Freewalkers are very active around all parts of New Jersey, with a walk held most weekends. Even if you don’t join them, taking a look at the events list will give you good ideas of longer distance walks to take in and around the Garden State.
  • The Delaware and Raritan (D&R) Canal State Park provides 70 miles of well-kept towpath for cycling, running, and walking.

Celebrating New Jersey’s Indigenous Voices

The Ramapo Lenape Nation have lived in what is now Passaic and Sussex Counties for more than 11,000 years. During the early years of colonization, a massacre committed by the Dutch, broken treaties and bloodshed pushed the survivors of this band into their sacred mountains, where they have remained. The Ramapo people feared relocation west, hiding their identities until relatively recently.

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J Taylor

J Taylor

Freewalker with a goal of walking at least 50Km in all 50 states by the end of my 50th year.