Moving upstream from the Jacob’s Creek Preserve is the Woosamonsa Ridge Preserve. Hillier, and closer to the creek’s headwaters, the Woomonsa also has longer (like, 2-3 miles vs. 1-2 miles) trails.
This is a short hike mostly along the floodplain of Jacob’s Creek in Hopewell Township, New Jersey, managed by the Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space. It was just damp and leaf-covered today, but the creek can flow powerfully through here after a rainstorm.
Sunny ride over the leaf-covered trails at Clayton Park near Imlaystown in Monmouth County, New Jersey. I rode for over six miles, covering almost all the trails in the park. Sighted one horse, one bike, and three dogs.
Fall colors are appearing in the Pine Barrens. I rode about 10 miles on parts of the Mt. Misery trail and Glass House Road in Brendan Byrne State Forest, which provide a mix of paved roads, wide graded sand roads, and single track closely hemmed by bushes and trees. I must have been the first visitor that morning, because I was constantly riding through webs spanning the trail and when I stopped for a bit, there were at least three spiders still hanging on to the front of my bike.
Near the end of the ride, the Reeves cranberry bogs provided a peerless photographic opportunity. The bogs were created by William H. Reeves at the beginning of the twentieth century and remained in operation for at least half a century.
The roads around the bogs had some soft sand. The RadMini did not seem to have a problem with it, but I did almost wipe out plowing through a turn a little too fast.