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Summit, NJ


Kara Richardson Whitely is an award-winning author & speaker who has presented at Google, Pfizer, Dartmouth, Purdue and more. Her book Gorge was featured on Good Morning America and in the New York Times among dozens of other publications. Her latest book, Weight of Being, was featured on The Today Show.

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First Day Hike!

Whatever you did the night before, this is your chance to get outdoors in New Jersey and start 2015 off on the right foot. We will hike the 2.5 mile Water Trail and look for signs of new life as the year begins. 

Hike Info
2.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Children with adults welcome. Recommend protective, comfortable footwear. Dress warm, wear comfortable shoes, protective to feet as terrain is all natural and not paved. Snacks and water if desired.
Cancelled if snow or ice on the ground. We will call you. If in doubt, please call the park office 908-236-6355908-236-6355 or Jim Tubman 908-963-0546908-963-0546
Meeting Location: RVRA South Lot (first right past park office)

Registration - No fee. Pre-registration IS REQUIRED. To register and/or for more information: Call park office 908-236-6355908-236-6355

Find other NJ First Day hikes on the NJ DEP website: or Google First Day hikes in your home stat!

Earlier Event: July 1
Book due to Seal Press!
Later Event: March 2
Vineland Library, Vineland, NJ