Another great day trip in South Jersey (part 3)

This place is an island that you’ve probably visited but didn’t know the name or even know it was an island.

Its diversity of attractions is a microcosm of all there is to do and see on the Jersey Shore.

We are talking about Absecon Island.

For those in the know, you already know this is the home of Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport.

What most people know about this island is that it’s home to Atlantic City’s casinos, but there’s so much more. You could spend a week here without going to the casinos and having plenty to do.

Another great day trip in South Jersey (part 3)

Next time you take the walk to the AC highway, skip the casinos and check out the rest of what Absecon Island has to offer.

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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn’t have to be just the beach. Our state has incredible trails, waterfalls and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to New Jersey’s hidden gems, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it’s a great workout.

Before you hit the trails and explore some of our listeners’ suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you descend and encounter an uphill hiker, pull to the side and give the uphill hiker some space. An uphill hiker has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless marked as an official trail, avoid them. Going off the trail, you risk damaging the ecosystems around the trail, the plants and wildlife that live there.

You also don’t want to disturb any wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from wildlife and continue hiking.

Cyclists must yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also give in to horses, but I don’t know how many horses you’ll encounter on New Jersey trails.

If you plan to bring your dog on your hike, they must be on a leash and be sure to clean up all pet waste.

Finally, pay attention to the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it’s probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions on the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

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