This hike in Abram Hewitt State Forest will be a Lolipop type Hike. Total close to 8 miles starting and ending at the AT lot (dirt pull-off) on Longhouse Dr, Hewitt, NJ hiking around a beautiful lake, finding the NJ/NY border marker and enjoying beautiful views.
Hiking duration, trail difficulty and distance is up to each person and their ability. Know your ability. This will be a strenuous hike.
What you might see: Ecosystems and habitats, stream crossings, marshy areas, waterfalls, lakes, ponds, Glacier Erratics, overlooks and viewpoints, caves and perhaps a black bear, falcon, hawk or a pair of Eagles.
What to Bring: The kids! Dress for the weather. Bring water, food/snacks and personal first aid kit in a day pack. Hiking shoe/boot recommended. Camera is definitely recommended.
Meet: 10 am in the Appalachian Trail dirt pull-off lot on Longhouse Dr (click on Map) We will start the hike by 10:15. **Plan to arive EARLY - be considerate to the group. ***If your running late, let me know via text[masked] by 9AM I will check them that morning. Understand the group may or may Not wait for your late arrival.
Directions: from center of West Milford, NJ take Union Valley Rd (513) north to left (west) on Warwick Turnpike to dirt pulloff parking for AT trailhead. 6.3 Miles from center of W.Milford, NJ. Bout 10min drive.
Cost: Free. Sign up early, number of participants is limited. Inclement weather may postpone/cancel the hike.
Agreement: All participants understand there are certain hazards when hiking on any terrain. Please be aware of your surroundings while outdoors. When signing up for this hike you and your guests agree to hold all participants, me and all companies I work for, the park and its employees harmless and you and your guests assume all risks while on these events. Your guide carries CPR and Wilderness First Aid certifications and has a first-aid kit while on the hike to Assist you in the event you need it.