Cattus Island County Park
I love Cattus Island County Park. Who'd think that only feet away from one of the busiest roads in Toms River, you can be transported to miles of hiking trails through woods, mashes, and see right across Silver Bay? It's a perfect option to spend some time outside while not having to go far.
Considering how quickly 2016 has been going so far, it's not going to be long before the boardwalks look like this.
As us locals know, the best times to enjoy the Ocean County boardwalks is either before or after summer. With bright, sunny skies expected and mild temperatures, this will be a great weekend to beat the crowds to Seaside Heights, Point Pleasant Beach, or Long Beach Island!
Double Trouble State Park
If you like a little history while being outdoorsy, Double Trouble State Park is a great option. With buildings still standing on cranberry bogs for the former Double Trouble Company, you can do a little learning while enjoying some hiking, kayaking, and nature watching.
The Brick Reservoir was one of my favorite places to take my dog on a nice weekend. First of all, she loved the attention, but it's also great exercise. You'll pass plenty of runners and joggers as you make your way around the 1.6 mile circumference of the man made pond.
The Lakewood Blueclaws season is underway, and they'll continue their first homestand of 2016 this weekend. The best part is that both Saturday and Sunday will be daytime games, with Saturday's first pitch at 4:05pm and Sunday's at 1:05pm. So both games will played under the springtime sun!