Washington Rock State Park – Watchung, NJΒ 

My best friend and I found ourselves here one morning at sunrise. By “found” I mean I dragged her ass out of bed before even the sun decided to get up, to stand in the cold on the top of a mountain in the dark. But I can’t say I’ve ever regret watching the sun…

The Orchid Range at Duke’s Estate – Hillsborough, NJ

Back at Duke’s, this time in the rain, to a spot I have eagerly been awaiting! I took one of Duke Farms Walking Waterfall Tours in February and had this spot book marked for a rainy day, literally! We ended the tour in a big, beautiful greenhouse home to thousands of orchids. It’s like walking…

The Old Foundation at Duke’s Estate – Hillsborough, NJ

An easy town to pass through, planted between major highways, populated mostly by farms and bookended by Somerville and Princeton, Hillsborough has some spots were detouring off 206 for.  Duke Farms, Doris Duke’s estate, is a sprawling nature preserve with more than 18 miles of walking and biking paths. As one of the largest pieces…