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Hiking New Jersey: Barnegat Branch Trail [VIDEO]
One of the trails we have used on numerous occasions to hike is the Barnegat Branch Trail. The trail extends 15.6 miles from Barnegat to Toms River. We usually go to section of the trail on the Waretown/Barnegat border.
Here are some things we like about the BBT:

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A Baby Deer Rescue with Shawn Michaels [VIDEO]
Saturday afternoon one of our neighbors noticed something in our yard as he was walking his dog. After he took a closer look he discovered it was a baby deer. He watched as the fawn stumbled under a tree on our property, making sure it didn't run into the road and traffic. We came out and found…
Hiking New Jersey: Buttermilk Falls [VIDEO]
This addition of Daytripping with Shawn Michaels we are going to Buttermilk Falls. New Jersey is not known for huge waterfalls, so Buttermilk Falls, nearly 100 feet, is one of our largest natural waterfalls in the state. It's a beautiful site and it's at the beginning of the hike, so it&ap…
Hiking New Jersey: Island Beach State Park [VIDEO]
We continue our series "Hiking New Jersey" with a stop closer to home right here at the Jersey Shore in Ocean County at Island Beach State Park. This, of course, is a much different hike than previous because it is a flat hike with lots of beach sand...
Hiking New Jersey: The Lenape Trail [VIDEO]
Established in 1982, the Lenape Trail links a dozen county and municipal parks, a rail trail, historic areas, and other landmarks along a 34-mile route in Essex County. The trail was a joint undertaking of the Sierra Club and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs.
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Take a Trip to the Sea Girt Lighthouse [VIDEO]
Sea Girt Lighthouse, at Ocean Avenue and Beacon Boulevard in Sea Girt, New Jersey, flashed its first light December 10, 1896. The beacon, which could be seen 15 miles at sea, guided countless mariners in their journeys and contributed to the state’s economic growth and helped make sa…

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