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EDITORS PICK - 25 Mountain Bike Tours in New Jersey (25 Bicycle Tours)

25 Mountain Bike Tours in New Jersey (25 Bicycle Tours)- Peter Kick - - 25 MT BIKE TOURS: NEW JERSEY

In the Garden State, whose official policy encourages bicycling and whose governor owns a mountain bike there has been no guidebook to mountain bike trails. Peter Kick's authoritative volume fills that gap.

The 25 carefully created tours range from 2 to 28 miles in lengthfrom family outings to slamming, dirt-eating single tracks. Included with each are up-to-date maps and regulation information, surface conditions, trail highlights, nearby bike repair shops, and detailed, mile-by-mile directions along the best trails around.
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Biking in New Jersey

Rail-Trails Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York -Rails-to-Trails Conservancy - - Rail-Trails Pa/Nj/Ny - Mid-Atlantic Hiking/Backpacking Guides - Rails To Trails Conservancy
Across the country, more than 1,600 unused railroad corridors have been converted to level, public, multiuse trails, where people can enjoy a fitness run, a leisurely bike ride, or a stroll with the family. In this newest addition to the popular series, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy presents the Northeast’s finest rail-trails. Rail-Trails Northeast covers one hundred of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania’s rail-trails. With a rich industrial and passenger rail history, the Northeast is one of the densest rail-trail regions in the country. Rural, suburban, or urban, rail-trails serve as the backbone of an impressive trail system. This two-color book includes succinct descriptions of each trail from start to finish, plus at-a-glance summary information indicating permitted uses, surface type, length, and directions to trailheads for each trail. Every trip has a detailed map that includes start and end points, trailhead, parking, restroom facilities, and other amenities.

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Family-Friendly Biking in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania -Diane Goodspeed - - Used Book in Good Condition
Do you love bike riding with your kids, but are tired of rides that take you in circles around the neighborhood block? Looking for something more exciting, yet still safe and manageable?

Through years of research and a lot of trial and error with her own two children, Diane Goodspeed gives us the first biking book for this region geared specifically toward families with young kids. Packed with photos and easy-to-follow maps, Goodspeed shows us where to find nearly twenty-five kid-friendly trails—trails that are not too steep or too long, do not encounter many roads, and provide ample access to food and restroom facilities.

You will find detailed information on popular New Jersey routes, including the Columbia Trail, Delaware & Raritan Canal Trail, Sussex Branch Trail, and Paulinskill Valley Trail, as well as undemanding rides through Duke Island Park, Hartshorne Woods, and Sandy Hook National Recreation Area. In eastern Pennsylvania, kids of all ages can peddle along the Lehigh Canal and the Delaware Canal and explore the many rambling paths of Tyler State Park.

These and many more rides are rated according to a child’s biking skills and each one is accompanied by detailed descriptions of the area. And because kids are always full of questions, Goodspeed includes a short history and interesting "did you know?" facts for each region. Tips on equipment options, bike safety, and the nearest bathrooms, playgrounds, and ice cream shops make this book the definitive source for kid-tested, parent-approved biking fun. It is an essential guide for planning the most enjoyable and rewarding family bike excursions.

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Road Biking™ New Jersey: A Guide to the State's Best Bike Rides (Road Biking Series) -Tom Hammell - - Used Book in Good Condition

Road Biking New Jersey is more than a set of thirty-five great bike rides. It’s a tour of all the beauty and diversity the Garden State has to offer. After addressing bike safety, handling, and maintenance, the book focuses on the rides, with clear directions and insider commentary. Presented in three sections―North, Central, and South―the rides cover a variety of distances, terrain, locations, and traffic conditions, from 12- to 25-mile rambles to a 227-mile epic from northern New Jersey to Cape May.

From the rural hills by High Point and the busy roads near the George Washington Bridge, to the beautiful Victorian houses on the shores of Cape May and the historic villages on the Delaware, Road Biking New Jersey comprises a whole host of sights to see and enjoy along the way.

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Ride Guide New Jersey Mountain Biking -Joshua M. Pierce - - RIDE GUIDE: NJ MTN BIKING This mountain biking guide to the Garden State includes both low-impact and hard-core trails; you will find twenty-six rides encompassing some of the most spectacular and varied terrain in the state. The guide includes level of difficulty, turn-by-turn cue sheets and maps, and descriptions of topography, trail conditions, and points of interest.

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Cycling the Erie Canal: A guide to 400 miles of adventure and history along the Erie Canalway Trail (Parks & Trails New York) -Erie Canalway - - Cycling the Erie Canal Revised Edition A Guide to 400 Miles of Adventure and History Along the Erie Canalway Trail Parks Trails New York An indispensable resource for dedicated cyclists planning to bike across the state or the casual rider looking to take the family out for a couple of hours. Great for walkers, boaters, and auto travelers, too.

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Backroad Bicycling Near New York City: 25 One-Day Bike Tours in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania -Gerry Brooks - - Used Book in Good Condition

Leave the inner city for biking the nearby country roads and lanes in the New York tristate area.

When people think about New York City, very often the image that's conjured up is of a vast metropolitan and polluted environment, with traffic for miles, and suburban bedroom communities that sprawl in all directions. However, author Gerry Brooks has taken a closer look and discovered the many delightful quiet country roads and lanes that can be reached in 90 minutes to, at most, less than two hours from NYC. From the Connecticut shoreline to the riverbanks of Bucks County along the Delaware River, these 25 cycling tours in the tristate area can easily provide exercise and relaxation for the hurried urbanites/suburbanites of Philadelphia and the 12 million others in the NYC region. Although not all of the tours chosen for this guide are flat, the name "Cycling for Softies" could be also be given to this compilation of 1-day trips in the New York tristate area. Whether you choose to enjoy riding solo, with friends, or as a family activity, this complete guide will give you all the information you need to make your each day tour unique.

Features include: historical background to accompany each tour; tour ratings from "easy" to "more difficult" terrain; gear preparation; road safety (in this land of many roads); directions so that a route can be extended; and more. Black-and-white photographs and maps

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Where to Bike Washington DC: Best Biking in the City and Suburbs -Matt Wittmer -

 

·    Cycling is booming. It’s free, healthy, environmentally friendly, sustainable and most of all its fun. But Where to Bike?
·     Where to Bike Washington DC has 97 fun and interesting rides to motivate and inspire
·     It contains 58 interesting rides for adults and 39 kids’ rides for toddlers and beginners.

There’s also a section covering how to prepare and what to take with you.

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Bicycling Mexico -ARRAY(0x1e50cc8) - - Used Book in Good Condition 340p paperback with many illustrations and some plates, very good

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Best Bike Rides New York City: Great Recreational Rides In The Five Boroughs (Best Bike Rides Series) -Mary Staub -
Best Bike Rides New York City describes more than 40 of the greatest recreational rides in New York City. Road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most rides are in the 5 to 30 mile range, allowing for great afternoon outings and family adventures.

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Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike -Grant Petersen - - Workman Publishing In the same way that Michael Pollan’s slim bestseller Food Rules brought a gust of common sense to the everyday activity of eating, Just Ride is a revelation. Forget the ultralight, uncomfortable bikes, flashy jerseys, clunky shoes that clip onto tiny pedals, the grinding out of endless miles. Instead, ride like you did when you were a kid—just get on your bike and discover the pure joy of riding it.

A reformed racer who’s commuted by bike every day since 1980, whose writings and opinions appear in major bicycling and outdoor magazines, and whose company, Rivendell Bicycle Works, makes bikes for riders ready to opt out of a culture overrun by racing, Grant Petersen shares a lifetime of unexpected facts, controversial opinions, expert techniques, and his own maverick philosophy. In 87 short, two-to-three page chapters, it covers:

• Riding: Count Days, Not Miles; Corner Like Jackie Robinson; Steer with Your Hips, Shift with Your Legs

• Suiting Up: The Shoes Ruse; Ponchos—the Ultimate Unracer’s Garment

• Safety: #1 Rule—Be Seen; Helmets Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up to Be

• Health and Fitness: Why Riding Is Lousy All-Around Exercise; Saddles Don’t Cause Impotence; Drink When You’re Thirsty—Not Before

Also includes chapters on Accessories, Upkeep, and Technicalities as well as a final chapter titled “Velosophy” that includes the essential, memorable thought: Your Bike Is a Toy—Have Fun with It.

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Gardening

Month-By-Month Gardening in New Jersey: What To Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year -Pegi Ballister-Howells - - Used Book in Good Condition
Never garden alone! The Month-By-Month series is the perfect companion to take the guesswork out of gardening. With this book, you'll know what to do each month to have gardening success all year. Written by authors in your state, the information is tailored to the issues that affect your garden the most. When is the best time to plant trees and shrubs? Should I fertilize my lawn now? Is it time to prune my roses? What should I be doing in my garden this month? You'll find the answers to these questions and much more inside. This easy-to-use book highlights each of the ten major plant categories using a monthly format. It guides you through each month of the year, telling you exactly what your garden needs. It is like having an expert in the garden with you all year long. Valuable hints are located throughout the book, and beautiful photographs will inspire you. Written just for gardeners where you live, you can be confident that the information is right for you-and your garden will show it.

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New Jersey Gardener's Guide The What, Where, When, How & Why Of Gardening In New Jersey -Pegi Ballister-Howells - - Used Book in Good Condition
With a northern, coastal climate, New Jersey can be a difficult state for landscape gardeners. "The New Jersey Gardener's Guide" takes the guesswork out of gardening by offering state-specific, detailed information that generic national publications cannot. The book is the first of its kind for New Jersey because it provides readers with information on what plants will thrive in New Jersey backyards. Pegi Ballister-Howells knows the challenges of gardening in New Jersy and has written special sections that are devoted to plants for winter interest and plants for the shore area. The New Jersey Gardener's Guide is written for gardeners of all levels so everyone can achieve the garden of their dreams.

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New York & New Jersey Month-by-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year -Kate Copsey - - New York New Jersey Month By Month Gardening What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year Month by Month Gardening

Gardeners living in New York or New Jersey need this easy-to-use guide for year-round plant care!

If you're a passionate gardener and a resident of New York or New Jersey, there's a book you must acquire for your bookshelf: New York & New Jersey Month-by-Month Gardening. Falling in line with the Cool Springs Press gardening series, this book provides monthly gardening advice, written just for New York and New Jersey gardeners.

This gardeners' guide is organized according to calendar month--January through December. Each month is divided into the following categories: planning, planting, caring for plants, watering, fertilizing, and problem solving. Within those categories, gardeners will find the major plant groups (annuals, edibles, perennials, trees, lawn, and shrubs) covered in detail. Learn the proper time to plant your favorite bulbs and edibles, and find out how to plant bare-root trees. From planting perennials to coming up with a strategy for pest management, New York & New Jersey Month-by-Month Gardening guides readers through every major question that crops up.

With essential how-to information organized into helpful sidebars as well as step-by-step photos to illustrate technique, this book is a veritable road map for a year's worth of gardening tasks in this diverse region. Roll up your sleeves, gardeners, and prepare to get dirty!

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The Graveyard Book -Neil Gaiman - - 9780060530945

The original paperback edition of a perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal.

Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.

Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?

The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association’s “Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book,” a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year.

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Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat -ARRAY(0x1c96c10) - - Teens Cook How to Cook What You Want to Eat Cooking for teens, like finding the perfect gift for teen boys and girls, is almost impossible.

Teenagers like what they like, and they will only eat what they like. But instead of causing mealtime strife, now they can learn to cook those foods themselves. With over 75 delicious recipes for meals at all times of the day—breakfast, snacks, sides, dinners, and dessert, too—Teens Cook is a guide to everything teenagers (and tweens) need to learn about conquering the kitchen without accidentally setting the house on fire. Written by teens and for teens in easy-to-follow instructions, authors Megan and Jill Carle give young readers advice on how to maneuver their kitchen in a language they’ll understand (and actually listen to). The Carle sisters pass on their knowledge of how to decipher culinary vocabulary, understand kitchen chemistry (why stuff goes right and wrong when cooking), adapt recipes to certain dietary restrictions (like vegetarianism), and avoid all sorts of possible kitchen disasters.

Teens Cook is not only a fantastic teen gift—it’s the perfect cookbook to inspire young adults to take interest in their diets, and empower them to try a new and tasty hobby.

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The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans! (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1) -Lemony Snicket - - Great product!

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES

Are you made fainthearted by death? Does fire unnerve you? Is a villain something that might crop up in future nightmares of yours? Are you thrilled by nefarious plots? Is cold porridge upsetting to you? Vicious threats? Hooks? Uncomfortable clothing?

It is likely that your answers will reveal A Series of Unfortunate Events to be ill-suited for your personal use. A librarian, bookseller, or acquaintance should be able to suggest books more appropriate for your fragile temperament. But to the rarest of readers we say, "Proceed, but cautiously."

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Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening and Conservation -Donald J. Leopold - - Used Book in Good Condition If you've always wanted to garden with native plants, this book is for you. With entries for nearly 700 species of native trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, and wildflowers from the northeastern quarter of the U.S. and eastern Canada, its comprehensive horticultural coverage is unsurpassed by any other single volume. The natural ranges of many of the plants discussed extend beyond the Northeast; the information on horticultural uses applies to any garden. Each plant description includes information about cultivation and propagation, ranges, and hardiness. An appendix recommends particular plants for difficult situations, as well as attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife. Illustrated throughout with color photographs.

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Best Garden Plants for New Jersey -ARRAY(0x1d3f578) - - Used Book in Good Condition No need to be overwhelmed the next time you head to the garden center! This handy guide selects the best plant varieties for New Jersey growing conditions, including perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, vines, climbers, roses, bulbs and herbs. Lots of color photographs and useful information.

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Mid-Atlantic Gardener's Handbook: Your Complete Guide: Select, Plan, Plant, Maintain, Problem-Solve - Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D.C. -Katie Elzer-Peters - - Mid Atlantic Gardener s Handbook Your Complete Guide Select Plan Plant Maintain Problem Solve Delaware Maryland New Jersey New York Pennsylvania Virginia West Virginia Washington D C

Now all gardeners living in the Mid-Atlantic can unlock the secrets to successful gardening in their region, thanks to this informative, fully illustrated handbook!

Mid-Atlantic Gardener's Handbook has everything a gardener needs for successful planting and growing in the Mid-Atlantic region--all contained in one easy-to-reference book. Comprehensive to the core, this book is different from other gardening guidebooks because it's written exclusively for gardeners who live in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, or Washington, D.C. Subjects covered include plant selection and when-to gardening maintenance information. Planting and growing information for edibles is also included, along with plant selections for the most common plant categories.

As an important component in the CSP Gardener's Handbook series, this an all-inclusive gardener's reference book offers plant information as well as the critical when-to-do-it information. Additionally, the book covers ornamental landscape and edible plants, as well as monthly when-to tips. It is the undisputed handbook for gardening in the Mid-Atlantic. Some chapters include:

Introduction to Gardening

Annuals

Perennials & Ornamental Grasses

Bulbs, Corms, Tubers and Rhizomes

Herbs & Vegetables

Groundcovers

Lawn Grasses

Shrubs

Trees

Vines

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Let it Rot!: The Gardener's Guide to Composting (Third Edition) (Storey's Down-To-Earth Guides) -Stu Campbell - - Great product!
Transform leaves, grass, and kitchen scraps into gardener’s gold! This easy-to-use guide shows you how to turn household garbage and backyard refuse into nutrient-filled compost that can nourish your soil and promote a thriving garden. You’ll soon be saving money, minimizing waste, and enjoying bountiful harvests.

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New Jersey History

Hidden History of New Jersey -ARRAY(0x1d4cc50) - Explore the lesser-known stories that make up New Jersey's compelling hidden history. Uncover the meaning of Jersey Blues," celebrate some of the state's bravest Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers and investigate Jersey City's most infamous ghost. From the inferno that engulfed Asbury Park, to the benevolent side of Frank Hague, to the equestrienne who plunged forty feet into a pool of water on horseback in Atlantic City, rediscover these and many other events from New Jersey's storied past."

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New Jersey: A Military History (Westholme State Military History Series) -Joseph G. Bilby - - New Jersey A Military History
The military history of New Jersey, from New Netherland’s struggles with the Lenape through colonial wars of empire to twenty-first-century conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, is extensive and significant. New Jersey justly earned the title “Crossroads of the Revolution” in the War for Independence, and made a significant contribution to the Union victory in the Civil War. The state’s position along the Atlantic Coast brought war to the home front in 1812, 1918, and 1942. New Jersey was also the site of Bergen County’s Camp Merritt, which processed most of the American soldiers who went overseas in World War I, Fort Dix, a major training base, and Fort Monmouth, a center for military technology development in the twentieth century.
New Jersey: A Military History by military historian Joseph G. Bilby tells the long, diverse, and sometimes complicated story of New Jersey’s citizens and their significant and continuing role in America’s defense. Over more than 350 years as a colony and state, hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents have served in regular armed forces, militia, and National Guard units or in direct support of those organizations. New Jerseyans in the military include General “Scotch Willie” Maxwell of Sussex County, an unappreciated Revolutionary War master tactician; First Sergeant George Ashby of Allentown, of Company H, 45th United States Colored Infantry, the state’s last surviving Civil War veteran; Clara Maas of Newark, a nurse who sacrificed her life in the effort to eradicate Yellow Fever; Captain William J. Reddan, who led his company into hell during the Meuse-Argonne offensive in 1918; and Medal of Honor winner John Basilone, whose sense of duty and honor led him to return to combat and death in World War II.
Complete with maps, an annotated list of historical sites in the state, and further reading, New Jersey: A Military History is an important reference for those interested in the role of the Garden State in our nation’s wars. 
 

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A History of Inventing in New Jersey: From Thomas Edison to the Ice Cream Cone -Linda J. Barth - Many Americans are familiar with Thomas Edison's "invention factory" in Menlo Park, where he patented the phonograph, the light bulb and more than one thousand other items. Yet many other ideas have grown in the Garden State, too--New Jerseyans brought sound and music to movies and built the very first drive-in theater. In addition to the first cultivated blueberry, tasty treats like ice cream cones and M&Ms are also Jersey natives. Iconic aspects of American life, like the batting cage, catcher's mask and even professional baseball itself, started in New Jersey. Life would be a lot harder without the vacuum cleaner, plastic and Band-Aids, and many important advances in medicine and surgery were also developed here. Join author Linda Barth as she explores groundbreaking, useful, fun and even silly inventions and their New Jersey roots.

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New Jersey: A History of the Garden State - - - Used Book in Good Condition

New Jersey: A History of the Garden State presents a fresh, comprehensive overview of New Jersey’s history from the prehistoric era to the present. The findings of archaeologists, political, social, and economic historians provide a new look at how the Garden State has evolved.

The state has a rich Native American heritage and complex colonial history. It played a pivotal role in the American Revolution, early industrialization, and technological developments in transportation, including turnpikes, canals, and railroads. The nineteenth century saw major debates over slavery. While no Civil War battles were fought in New Jersey, most residents supported it while questioning the policies of the federal government.

Next, the contributors turn to industry, urbanization, and the growth of shore communities. A destination for immigrants, New Jersey continued to be one of the most diverse states in the nation. Many of these changes created a host of social problems that reformers tried to minimize during the Progressive Era. Settlement houses were established, educational institutions grew, and utopian communities were founded. Most notably, women gained the right to vote in 1920. In the decades leading up to World War II, New Jersey benefited from back-to-work projects, but the rise of the local Ku Klux Klan and the German American Bund were sad episodes during this period.

The story then moves to the rise of suburbs, the concomitant decline of the state’s cities, growing population density, and changing patterns of wealth. Deep-seated racial inequities led to urban unrest as well as political change, including such landmark legislation as the Mount Laurel decision. Today, immigration continues to shape the state, as does the tension between the needs of the suburbs, cities, and modest amounts of remaining farmland.

Well-known personalities, such as Jonathan Edwards, George Washington, Woodrow Wilson, Dorothea Dix, Thomas Edison, Frank Hague, and Albert Einstein appear in the narrative. Contributors also mine new and existing sources to incorporate fully scholarship on women, minorities, and immigrants. All chapters are set in the context of the history of the United States as a whole, illustrating how New Jersey is often a bellwether for the nation..

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Hidden History of Maritime New Jersey -Captain Stephen D. Nagiewicz - An estimated three thousand shipwrecks lie off the coast of New Jersey--but these icy waters hold more mysteries than sunken hulls. Ancient arrowheads found on the shoreline of Sandy Hook reveal Native American settlement before the land was flooded by melting glaciers. In 1854, 240 passengers of the New Era clipper ship met their fate off Deal Beach. Nobody knows what happened to two hydrogen bombs the United States Air Force lost near Atlantic City in 1957. Lessons from such tragic wrecks and dangerous missteps urged the development of safer ships and the U.S. Coast Guard. Captain Stephen D. Nagiewicz uncovers curious tales of storms, heroism and oddities from New Jersey's maritime past.

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Hidden History of the Irish of New Jersey -Tom Fox - - Used Book in Good Condition The Irish have a long and proud history in America, and New Jersey is no exception. Beginning with the first Irish immigrants who settled in every corner of the state, this vital ethnic community has left an indelible mark on all facets of life in the Garden State. New Jersey's Irish natives expressed their own discontent over British oppression by fighting alongside colonists in the American Revolution. Brave Fenians fought to preserve their new home in the Civil War. New Jersey's Irish also have become professional athletes, Unites States representatives, religious leaders, spies and business trailblazers. Author and Irish heritage researcher Tom Fox relays these and other stories that demonstrate the importance of Ireland to the development of New Jersey and the United States.

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New Jersey: History of ingenuity and industry -James P Johnson - - all you ever need to know about the State of New Jersey, a history ingenuity and industry First Edition, 1987, first printing, a like-new, unread, unworn, unopened, unmarked, quite oversized hardcover with an equally fine unclipped ($34.95) dust jacket, from Windsor Publications. By James P. Johnson. 624 pages including index and bibliography. Approx. 9" X 12" X 1 1/2" and weighs about 6 pounds! ISBN 0-89781-206-9.

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Jersey Shore History & Facts -Kevin Woyce - HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED... ...why is there an elephant-shaped building in Margate? ...who built a concrete ship, and why? ...how did Jersey Shore towns get names like Loveladies, Ship Bottom, and Rio Grande? Inside JERSEY SHORE HISTORY & FACTS, you will find the answers to these questions, and many more. So join author and photographer Kevin Woyce for a breezy tour of our coastal history--from shipwrecks, pirates, and lighthouses to grand hotels, abandoned forts, and today's most popular boardwalks. Illustrated throughout with original black & white photographs and historic images.

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The History of Diners in New Jersey (American Palate) -Michael C. Gabriele - The silver Airstreams and neon signs of the classic American diner brighten New Jersey's highways and Main Streets. But the intrinsic role they have played in the state's culture and industry for more than one hundred years is much more than eggs-over-easy and coffee. Diners are the state's ultimate gathering places--at any moment, high school students, CEOs, construction workers and tourists might be found at a counter chatting with the waitresses and line cooks. Jerseyans yearn for lost favorites like the Excellent Diner and Prout's Diner and still gather at beloved haunts like the Bendix and Tick Tock Diners. Although the industry is all but gone today, New Jersey was once the hub of diner manufacturing, making mobile eateries that fed hungry Americans as far away as the West Coast. Author Michael C. Gabriele offers this delicious history--collected from interviews with owners, patrons and experts--and indulges in many fond memories of New Jersey diners.

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Envisioning New Jersey: An Illustrated History of the Garden State (Rivergate Regionals Collection) -ARRAY(0x1c41dc8) - - Envisioning New Jersey An Illustrated History of the Garden State
Winner of the 2017 New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance Author Award, Reference Category

See New Jersey history as you read about it! Envisioning New Jersey brings together 650 spectacular images that illuminate the course of the state’s history, from prehistoric times to the present. Readers may think they know New Jersey’s history—the state’s increasing diversity, industrialization, and suburbanization—but the visual record presented here dramatically deepens and enriches that knowledge.
 
Maxine N. Lurie and Richard F. Veit, two leading authorities on New Jersey history, present a smorgasbord of informative pictures, ranging from paintings and photographs to documents and maps. Portraits of George Washington and Molly Pitcher from the Revolution, battle flags from the War of 1812 and the Civil War, women air raid wardens patrolling the streets of Newark during World War II, the Vietnam War Memorial—all show New Jerseyans fighting for liberty. There are also pictures of Thomas Mundy Peterson, the first African American to vote after passage of the Fifteenth Amendment; Paul Robeson marching for civil rights; university students protesting in the 1960s; and Martin Luther King speaking at Monmouth University. The authors highlight the ethnic and religious variety of New Jersey inhabitants with images that range from Native American arrowheads and fishing implements, to Dutch and German buildings, early African American churches and leaders, and modern Catholic and Hindu houses of worship. Here, too, are the great New Jersey innovators from Thomas Edison to the Bell Labs scientists who worked on transistors. 

Compiled by the authors of New Jersey: A History of the Garden State, this volume is intended as an illustrated companion to that earlier volume. Envisioning New Jersey also stands on its own because essays synthesizing each era accompany the illustrations. A fascinating gold mine of images from the state’s past, Envisioning New Jersey is the first illustrated book on the Garden State that covers its complete history, capturing the amazing transformation of New Jersey over time.

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Thanks to the New Jersey Historical Commission, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and generous individual donors for making this project possible.

 

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New Jersey Bicycle Touring

100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of the Tour de France: A Cyclist's Guide to Riding the Mountains of the Tour -Simon Warren - - Frances Lincoln

From the Col du Tourmalet to Alpe d'Huez, from Mont Ventoux to Luz Ardiden, these climbs are the beating heart of the Tour de France.

Technology may advance, training and diet may evolve, but these mountains are constant. They have witnessed triumph and despair, courage and heartache, they are where champions are made and where dreams are shattered. And yes, the greatest arenas of the world's greatest race are open 365 days a year for every one of us to ride.

So take up the challenge, emulate your heroes and make your mark on the 100 greatest cycling climbs of the Tour de France.

For each of the 100 climbs this guide includes:

A detailed description of the climb with an accompanying photograph; A map detailing the start and end of the climb with directions to help you find it; A factfile with altitude, height gain, average gradient, it's tour debut and category; A difficulty rating

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30 Bicycle Tours in New Jersey: Almost 1,000 Miles of Scenic Pleasures and Historic Treasures -Arline Zatz - - Arline Zatz - 30 Bike Tours Nj - Mid-Atlantic Biking Guides

Arline Zatz has added five brand-new tours to this new edition of her well-established guidebook, as well as bringing up-to-date all of its old favorite rides.

One of New Jersey's most prolific and honored travel writers, Arline Zatz knows what's appealing to touring bicyclists―and exactly where in the state they can find it. These 30 tours lead you past the state's most intriguing and most beautiful spots. The author's commentary along the way tells you everything you need to know about the sights you'll see and the road conditions along the way. The five tours new to this edition include trips past an herb farm; around Merrill Creek Reservoir; along the pounding surf of the Atlantic coast; and among an array of colorful public gardens.

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Family-Friendly Biking in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania -Diane Goodspeed - - Used Book in Good Condition
Do you love bike riding with your kids, but are tired of rides that take you in circles around the neighborhood block? Looking for something more exciting, yet still safe and manageable?

Through years of research and a lot of trial and error with her own two children, Diane Goodspeed gives us the first biking book for this region geared specifically toward families with young kids. Packed with photos and easy-to-follow maps, Goodspeed shows us where to find nearly twenty-five kid-friendly trails—trails that are not too steep or too long, do not encounter many roads, and provide ample access to food and restroom facilities.

You will find detailed information on popular New Jersey routes, including the Columbia Trail, Delaware & Raritan Canal Trail, Sussex Branch Trail, and Paulinskill Valley Trail, as well as undemanding rides through Duke Island Park, Hartshorne Woods, and Sandy Hook National Recreation Area. In eastern Pennsylvania, kids of all ages can peddle along the Lehigh Canal and the Delaware Canal and explore the many rambling paths of Tyler State Park.

These and many more rides are rated according to a child’s biking skills and each one is accompanied by detailed descriptions of the area. And because kids are always full of questions, Goodspeed includes a short history and interesting "did you know?" facts for each region. Tips on equipment options, bike safety, and the nearest bathrooms, playgrounds, and ice cream shops make this book the definitive source for kid-tested, parent-approved biking fun. It is an essential guide for planning the most enjoyable and rewarding family bike excursions.

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Road Biking™ New Jersey: A Guide to the State's Best Bike Rides (Road Biking Series) -Tom Hammell - - Used Book in Good Condition

Road Biking New Jersey is more than a set of thirty-five great bike rides. It’s a tour of all the beauty and diversity the Garden State has to offer. After addressing bike safety, handling, and maintenance, the book focuses on the rides, with clear directions and insider commentary. Presented in three sections―North, Central, and South―the rides cover a variety of distances, terrain, locations, and traffic conditions, from 12- to 25-mile rambles to a 227-mile epic from northern New Jersey to Cape May.

From the rural hills by High Point and the busy roads near the George Washington Bridge, to the beautiful Victorian houses on the shores of Cape May and the historic villages on the Delaware, Road Biking New Jersey comprises a whole host of sights to see and enjoy along the way.

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Ride Guide : Central Jersey, 2nd ed. (Ride Guides) -Dan Goldfischer - - Mid-Atlantic Biking Guides - Ride Guide Central Jersey - Dan Goldfischer Central New Jersey is in the middle of the most densely populated state in the U.S. But despite the proliferation of expressways, office parks, and shopping centers, there are vast parts of the region that remain undeveloped farmlands, woods, or open land -- perfect for two-wheeled touring.

Despite the growth, all 21 rides from the original edition of this Ride Guide are back, each thoroughly updated to reflect changing traffic patterns and landmarks. Also included are five new routes -- four of which are especially designed for owners of hybrids or mountain bikes. These unusual routes are not all-trail mountain biking routes, but combinations of paved, gravel, and dirt roads. Rides like these can't be found in any other guidebook.

From hilly Hunterdon County, along the sleepy Delaware River, down through the Millstone Valley, out from tony Princeton in four directions, and over to the Jersey Shore, Ride Guide/Central Jersey 2nd edition has everything you need ! to keep you up to speed on cycling in the heart of the Garden State. END

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25 Mountain Bike Tours in New Jersey (25 Bicycle Tours) -Peter Kick - - 25 MT BIKE TOURS: NEW JERSEY

In the Garden State, whose official policy encourages bicycling and whose governor owns a mountain bike there has been no guidebook to mountain bike trails. Peter Kick's authoritative volume fills that gap.

The 25 carefully created tours range from 2 to 28 miles in lengthfrom family outings to slamming, dirt-eating single tracks. Included with each are up-to-date maps and regulation information, surface conditions, trail highlights, nearby bike repair shops, and detailed, mile-by-mile directions along the best trails around.

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Backroad Bicycling Near New York City: 25 One-Day Bike Tours in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania -Gerry Brooks - - Used Book in Good Condition

Leave the inner city for biking the nearby country roads and lanes in the New York tristate area.

When people think about New York City, very often the image that's conjured up is of a vast metropolitan and polluted environment, with traffic for miles, and suburban bedroom communities that sprawl in all directions. However, author Gerry Brooks has taken a closer look and discovered the many delightful quiet country roads and lanes that can be reached in 90 minutes to, at most, less than two hours from NYC. From the Connecticut shoreline to the riverbanks of Bucks County along the Delaware River, these 25 cycling tours in the tristate area can easily provide exercise and relaxation for the hurried urbanites/suburbanites of Philadelphia and the 12 million others in the NYC region. Although not all of the tours chosen for this guide are flat, the name "Cycling for Softies" could be also be given to this compilation of 1-day trips in the New York tristate area. Whether you choose to enjoy riding solo, with friends, or as a family activity, this complete guide will give you all the information you need to make your each day tour unique.

Features include: historical background to accompany each tour; tour ratings from "easy" to "more difficult" terrain; gear preparation; road safety (in this land of many roads); directions so that a route can be extended; and more. Black-and-white photographs and maps

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Short Bike Rides in New Jersey, 4th (Short Bike Rides Series) -Robert Santelli - Globe Pequot's Short Bike Rides "TM" series offers delightful short and moderate tours for all levels of cyclists. Each ride profile includes precise directions, excellent road maps, and vivid descriptions of the points of interest along the way. Also featured is "comfort" information -- the location of restaurants, bathroom facilities, and attractions located along the route."Day-trippers should check this series -- some revised -- some new editions -- of Short Bike Rides..". -- Self

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Best Bike Rides New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania (Best Bike Rides Series) -Trudy Bell -
For the avid cyclist, this series offers a diverse array of moderate to serious tours through scenic terrain all over the United States. With challenging treks for the veteran and pleasant excursions for the Sunday cyclist, the Best Bike Rides series has something for everyone.

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The Best Bike Rides in the Mid-Atlantic States: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia (Best Bike Ride Series) -Trudy E. Bell - Will ship immediately. Expedited shipping is available.

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Hiking in New Jersey

Rail-Trails Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York -Rails-to-Trails Conservancy - - Rail-Trails Pa/Nj/Ny - Mid-Atlantic Hiking/Backpacking Guides - Rails To Trails Conservancy
Across the country, more than 1,600 unused railroad corridors have been converted to level, public, multiuse trails, where people can enjoy a fitness run, a leisurely bike ride, or a stroll with the family. In this newest addition to the popular series, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy presents the Northeast’s finest rail-trails. Rail-Trails Northeast covers one hundred of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania’s rail-trails. With a rich industrial and passenger rail history, the Northeast is one of the densest rail-trail regions in the country. Rural, suburban, or urban, rail-trails serve as the backbone of an impressive trail system. This two-color book includes succinct descriptions of each trail from start to finish, plus at-a-glance summary information indicating permitted uses, surface type, length, and directions to trailheads for each trail. Every trip has a detailed map that includes start and end points, trailhead, parking, restroom facilities, and other amenities.

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Best Hikes with Dogs New Jersey -Mary Jasch - - BEST HIKES W/DOGS NJ



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* Trails rated 1 to 4 paws to indicate difficulty level for dog owners and their four-legged friends
* Hazard-free dog terrain in New Jersey
* The guidebook's Trail Finder chart lists hikes by terrain, difficulty for dogs, leash regulations, and more

New Jersey boasts an amazing array of hiking opportunities for both you and your dog, with trails to mountain ridges, valleys, highlands, lakes, coastal plains, beaches, and more. In this guidebook, Mary Jasch shares her favorite trails, from easy day hikes to overnight backpacking trips, presented through dog-centric eyes. Trails in Best Hikes with Dogs New Jerseywere chosen for dog-appeal: they avoid contact with livestock, offer shade and water en route, and include lakes and streams as rewards.

Advice is given on proper trail etiquette for dog owners and their pets, how to be responsible trail users, and what to pack for your pooch-the Ten Canine Essentials and a doggy first-aid kit. You'll also find helpful tips on wildlife encounters, weather concerns, and low-impact camping.

You can find more information about hiking with your dog in New Jersey on the author's website at www.njdoghikes.com .

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Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in New Jersey: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacking Trips from the Kittatinnies to Cape May (Fourth Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes) -New York-New Jersey Trail Conference - - 50 HIKES: NEW JERSEY

This completely updated treasury of trails takes you to the best wild places in the Garden State.

Hike along the Appalachian ridge or over the ragged Wyanokies, pass into pine barrens or through marshes and dunes on the coast, and you’ll see that New Jersey has so much more than just cities. This fully revised edition takes you deep into its wild heart.

100+ color photos

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Appalachian Trail Guide to New York-New Jersey - - - ATC Map & Guide set for Appalachian Trail in New Jersey and New York - Easy to use and comprehensive - trail descriptions and mileage data for hiking North or South - Multi color maps printed on waterproof, tear resistant paper - Includes a ziploc bag to keep the maps and book clean and dry while hiking - Includes - all sorts of other additional info, like side trails and more.... The official guide for the 172 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Kent, Connecticut, to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on the Pennsylvania/New Jersey border.An indexed book contains "omnidirectional" trail descriptions, natural and cultural history of the areas crossed, and information on road crossings, parking, shelters, water sources, points of interest, and general advice. It comes with four detached, seven-color maps--using state-of-the-art GIS materials as the starting point--on two sheets of water-resistant, tear-proof material. The scale is an inch to a mile, with 50-foot contour intervals for the topography and essential elevation profiles for the trail route. This edition includes a major relocation of the trail on Bear Mountain, one of the original pieces of the Appalachian Trail.

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AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City: Four-Season Guide To 50 Of The Best Trails In New York, Connecticut, And New Jersey -Daniel Case - - Amc Best Day Hikes Nyc - Appalachian Mountain Club - Dan Case

You don't have to travel far from New York City to find some of the best day hikes in the Northeast. This guidebook from the Appalachian Mountain Club's Best Day Hikes series takes you to 50 of the best excursions in New York, Connecticut, and northern New Jersey. Perfect for beginners, seasoned hikers, families, tourists, and local residents, AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City unveils hidden gems of the New York City metro area.

Hike the Palisades Interstate Park, explore the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge, discover the Paugusett State Forest, trek the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt in Long Island, or even ramble through Central Park from end to end – no matter what your ability level, this guide is a must-have resource for an hour or day of adventure. Many hikes in the guide are accessible by public transportation, making it easy for you to get out on the trail.

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Pennsylvania Waterfalls: A Guide for Hikers & Photographers -Scott E. Brown - - Stackpole Books Pennsylvania Waterfalls by Scott E. Brown - 9780811731843
  • Beautiful color photos of waterfalls
  • Directions to sites, distance, difficulty, elevation change, and highlights along the way
  • Tips for photographers on composition, exposures, unique perspectives, and gear

    Beautiful waterfalls grace Pennsylvania's natural landscape. This full-color guide takes hikers to 66 of the most picturesque falls in the state, offering detailed descriptions of each hike, color maps, and features to look for on the trail. Photographers will find hints on when to be at the falls for the best light and how to get the best views.

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    Hiking NJ Trails -- Hunterdon County & Beyond: You Can Get There From Here Too -Alice Oldford - - Hiking NJ Trails Hunterdon County Beyond Are you eager to embrace the outdoors and what Mother Nature has to offer, get your family involved or perhaps learn some local history? You can find what you need in Hunterdon and the surrounding Counties. Check out Taylor Steelworkers Historic Greenway in High Bridge, a wonderful source of history dating to the Revolutionary War. For an environmental lesson, try Merrill Creek Reservoir in Washington Township, Warren County. Enjoy a family picnic in the shade along the Black River at Hacklebarney State Park, Chester Township, Morris County. Beauty and serenity are available right here in New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the United States. I hope this book will encourage you to explore the possibilities.

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    A Guide to Green New Jersey -ARRAY(0x1c9aa40) -

    New Jersey is a state of surprises. Did you know there was a castle in Passaic County? Or that Essex County’s Branch Brook Park, rather than Washington, D.C., has the largest concentration of flowering cherry trees outside of Japan? Did you know you could walk through a bamboo forest on the Rutgers University campus, dig for fossils in Middletown’s Poricy Brook, visit an owl haven on the site of the Battle of Monmouth, or see wild river otters in Salem County?

    Despite its proximity to major urban areas and its high population density, the state has dozens of absolutely marvelous natural areas and preserved spaces. It boasts something for everyone, from Atlantic seashore to rugged mountains, rolling farmland to winding canals, historic trails to formal gardens, bird-filled marshes to hardwood forests, pine barrens to fragrant vineyards and orchards. There are outings for hikers, bikers, beachcombers, gardeners, power-walkers, and strollers of all kinds, and A Guide to Green New Jersey is your key to finding it all.

    The book is conveniently organized into forty geographic areas, spotlighting more than 200 nature walks. Each entry includes a description, visitor hours, fees, driving accessibility, and other pertinent information for walkers. At the end of the book, the authors provide an index with the names of each site, and their guide to choosing an outing according to individual tastes and interests. They identify sites that are wheelchair accessible, especially fun for kids, best for bicyclists, and those that are particularly physically challenging.

    Newcomers to the state will find the book indispensable, and long-time New Jerseyans will find it a pleasantly eye-opening guide to wonderful walks right in their own backyards.

     

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    Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey -Arline Zatz - - Author: Arline Zatz - ISBN: 9780898868203

    * Guidebook to 85 hikes in New Jersey chosen for kid appeal

    * Short, fun hikes between 1 to 8 miles, clearly rated easy to difficult

    * Tips on hiking with children and engaging them in the natural world



    From the northern highlands of New Jersey to the beaches and pine barrens in the south, this popular guidebook is written from a child's eye view (but always emphasizes safety). Kids can check out an accessible beaver colony along the trail at Heddon Park; scamper over huge boulders while overlooking the Hudson River; or look for ersatz diamonds on a Cape May Beach. Trail descriptions in Best Hikes with Children in New Jerseyhighlight points of interest, opportunities for learning about nature on the trail, best places to camp or fish, and more.


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    60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Philadelphia: Including Surrounding Counties and Outlying Areas of New Jersey and Delaware -Lori Litchman - - 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Philadelphia From Urban Jaunts to Hardcore Hikes The best way to experience Philadelphia is by hiking it.
    Get outdoors with local author and hiking expert Lori Litchman with the new full-color edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Philadelphia. These trails transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body.

    Go bird-watching at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. See the unique ecosystem at the New Jersey Pine Barrens, with its diverse plant and animal life. Enjoy nature in Wissahickon Valley Park, which is only minutes from the city center and has over 50 miles of trails. Immerse yourself in history at the Valley Forge National Historical Park.

    Each hike description features:
    Key information on length, hiking time, difficulty, configuration, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility
    Information on the history and natural history of the areas the hikes pass through
    A detailed trail map and elevation profile
    Clear directions to the trailhead and trailhead GPS data
    Tips on nearby activities

    Whether you are a local looking for new places to explore, or a visitor in the area for business or pleasure, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia will provide plenty of options for outings lasting a full day to a couple of hours, all within about an hour's drive of Philadelphia and the surrounding communities.

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    Fishing in New Jersey

    Fishing the New Jersey Coast -Jim Freda - - Used Book in Good Condition Identifies prime fishing locations for all seasons and species in the Garden State, plus what lures, baits and techniques to use.

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    Fishing New Jersey: A Guide for Freshwater Anglers -Oliver Shapiro - A complete, detailed guide to fishing New Jersey's fresh waters, from rivers as large as the Delaware, as interesting as the Mustconetcong, or as intimate as Bergen County's Bear Swamp Brook, to lakes such as Lake Hopatcong and many dozens of others, including easy-access subruban locations, Fishing New Jersey covers not only where to fish and how to get there, but tackle and techniques that best put fish on the line. Even seasoned anglers will find new opportunities in this comprehensive guide.

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    Fly Fishing New Jersey Trout Streams -Matthew Grobert - This book is the culmination of 35 years of experience, information, insights, observations, and the wonders of fly-fishing for trout in the Garden State.

    Written with the passion of a life-long fly-fisherman, you will gain valuable knowledge on becoming a better angler and naturalist no matter where you fish for trout. Coupled with the lyrical narrative are dozens of photographs taken by a variety of New Jersey anglers who share the author's love of fly-fishing for trout. Matt covers every aspect of fly-fishing for trout in New Jersey with a style and clarity to suit every level of ability. You will learn about three species of trout and their behavior, the insects they eat, and the artificial flies that imitate those insects.

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    The New Jersey Boat Fisherman -Nick Honachefsky - New Jersey hosts some prime ocean-fishing opportunities, for striped bass, fluke, cod, sharks, tuna, and many other species. Outdoor writer and lifetime angler Honachefsky details these locations, how to find them (with GPS and Loran specifics) and how they are fished.

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    Urban Angling: Fishing the New Jersey-New York Harbor Estuary System -Arthur Kosakowski - - Urban Angling Fishing the New Jersey New York Harbor Estuary System A book that covers the waters of the New Jersey-New York harbor estuary system and the common fish and wildlife that you will encounter in the area. With 30 fish species and over 20 other wildlife species, this book is a must for anyone wanting to know more about the fish and wildlife of the New York metropolitan area. Over 80 photos make identification of fish and wildlife a breeze.

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    Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey: The Docks - A Photo Essay, Circa 1970 -John Van Horn - From approximately 1968 to 1972 I photographed the commercial docks and fishing boats tied up to those docks in my home town of Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. I was a college student who loved taking photographs and the subject matter was wonderful. Nearly fifty years later, the photographs show an era gone by although many of the commercial docks have survived, thanks to some people who had vision looking forward and commercial fishermen who are committed to their profession.

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    Fishing on the Edge: He's Not Your Father's Fisherman -ARRAY(0x1d70dd0) - With his colorful tattoos and booming hip-hop sound track, Mike Iaconelli has turned the world of big-money competitive bass fishing upside down. In Fishing on the Edge, Iaconelli tells his own story–and it’s a whopper: a Philly-born, Jersey-bred Yankee who’s been stealing the spotlight from bass fishing’s traditionally all-Southern anglers, attracting fans and dominating one of the fastest-growing sports in America.

    How did Mike Iaconelli, a college-educated kid from New Jersey, come blasting into a sport
    dominated by old-school stars like Gary Klein, Kevin VanDam, and Denny Brauer? How did Mike, aka “Ike,” take a secret childhood passion and turn it into a profession, earning million-dollar sponsorships and a storm of media attention, ranging from ESPN’s SportsCenter to profiles in The New York Times and Esquire? While Mike has attracted both fans and foes on the tour,
    his success speaks for itself, especially his victory at the 2003 CITGO Bassmaster Classic, the Super Bowl of competitive fishing.

    Forty-four million Americans fish, but no one does it quite like Mike Iaconelli. In Fishing on the Edge, he lets you in on the secrets to his extraordinary success–how he developed his “power” fishing style, how he attacks the water, positions the boat, and perseveres through those days when the bass just aren’t biting. With sidebar tips that can be used by any fisherman–from using spinner baits to picking out the right rod to his no-fail “secret weapons”–this is an intensive, informative, and often raucous journey through the life of a brash young man destined to do for fishing what Tony Hawk did for the X Games: take the sport to a whole new level. At the same time, it’s the compelling first-person story of a man who prepared carefully every step of the way, kept notes on every fish he ever caught, and executed the perfect plan to get to the top.

    A tale of passion, competition, and extreme personality, Fishing on the Edge is a book for anyone who loves the sport of fishing, wants to turn a hobby into a career, or is simply fascinated by a man’s unstoppable drive to succeed.


    From the Hardcover edition.

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    Fishing Alaska's Kenai Peninsula: A Complete Angler's Guide -Dave Atcheson - - Fishing Alaska s Kenai Peninsula A Complete Angler s Guide

    The ultimate guidebook to fishing one of the world's most beautiful backcountry spots.

    Fishing Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is not merely a reference guide. It showcases the uniqueness of Alaska while emphasizing the universal passions that make the sport of fishing so compelling. With stories and anecdotes to complement the detailed specifics on stream access, timing, tactics, and equipment, this fascinating book will appeal not only to those planning a visit but to all those who have a love of fishing and only dream of going. Atcheson provides information on both fly fishing and conventional spin casting in both fresh and salt water. He covers every style of fishingfrom jigging for giant halibut off the coast, to float tubing for grayling and monster rainbow trout on quiet mountain lakes, to pursuing all the species of salmon that run up the streams of the Kenai Peninsula to spawn. He supplies detailed information on the well known "combat zones" that are so renowned for their large salmon and trout that anglers line up shoulder to shoulder in their pursuit. In addition, there's hard-to-find information on those out-of-the-way, beautiful stretches of water where one can still enjoy the beauty and the blessed solitude of the Alaskan wilderness. 30 black and white photographs, 5 illustrations, 10 maps, index.

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    National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Mid-Atlantic States: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia -Chanticleer Press Inc. - - AUDBN RG: MID-ATLANTIC STATES The most comprehensive field guide available to the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States--a portable, essential companion for visitors and residents alike--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

    This compact volume contains:

    An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the state's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;

    A complete overview of the Mid-Atlantic region's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns, and the night sky;

    An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, beaches, forests, islands, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.

    The guide is packed with visual information -- the 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, 18 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as more than 100 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.  

    For everyone who lives or spends time in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, or Washington, D.C., there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Mid-Atlantic States.

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    Trout Streams and Hatches of Pennsylvania; A Complete Fly-Fishing Guide to 140 Rivers and Streams -Charles R. Meck -

    Pennsylvania is renowned for its well protected and uncrowded trout streams, and this guide has established itself as the trusted resource for resident and visiting anglers. 

    Many of the 10,000 miles of classified trout water in the state is easily accessible from major population centers. But this massive, complete work also includes smaller "secret" streams in remote regions. This third edition has been completely redesigned, as well as updated and expanded. Fourteen streams have been added. Features include: extensive insect hatch charts keyed to each stream; advice on matching the batch with the right flies; local fly patterns; color photographs and detailed maps; at-a-glance headings for each stream that tell you how to get there, what to bring, regulations, and highlights.

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    Recreation in New Jersey

    Birds of New Jersey Field Guide -Stan Tekiela - - Birds of New Jersey Field Guide
    Make bird watching in New Jersey even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela's famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in New Jersey. This book features 122 species of New Jersey birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

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    New Jersey Atlas & Gazetteer (Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer) -Delorme - - Includes Boat ramps, Camp roads, Recreational sites, etc. - Paperback for easy carry and storage - Easy to use and read Wouldn't it be nice to always have exactly the right kind of map, whatever your needs may be? You will, with the uniquely versatile DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer Series. These topographic atlases cover individual states with the most comprehensive detail available, including back roads, backwater lakes and streams, boat ramps, forests, wetlands, trailheads, campgrounds, public lands, prime hunting and fishing spots, and countless landmarks and points of interest. You'll also find a wealth of information on everything from family outings to wilderness adventures. The Atlas & Gazetteer is ideal for outdoor recreation, business travel, home or office reference, and countless other uses.

    New Jersey Gazetteer categories
    » Atlantic City Casinos
    » Attractions
    » Campgrounds
    » Fishing
    » Golf Courses
    » Historic Sites
    » Hunting
    » Paddling
    » Recreation Areas
    » Scenic Drives
    » Ski Areas
    » Trails
    » Unique Natural Features
    » Wildlife Viewing

    Suggested Uses
    » In-vehicle for everyday reference
    » Exploring back roads
    » Outdoor recreation preparation and navigation
    » Business travel
    » Planning vacations and leisure activities
    » Armchair journeys

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    Rail-Trails Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York -Rails-to-Trails Conservancy - - Rail-Trails Pa/Nj/Ny - Mid-Atlantic Hiking/Backpacking Guides - Rails To Trails Conservancy
    Across the country, more than 1,600 unused railroad corridors have been converted to level, public, multiuse trails, where people can enjoy a fitness run, a leisurely bike ride, or a stroll with the family. In this newest addition to the popular series, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy presents the Northeast’s finest rail-trails. Rail-Trails Northeast covers one hundred of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania’s rail-trails. With a rich industrial and passenger rail history, the Northeast is one of the densest rail-trail regions in the country. Rural, suburban, or urban, rail-trails serve as the backbone of an impressive trail system. This two-color book includes succinct descriptions of each trail from start to finish, plus at-a-glance summary information indicating permitted uses, surface type, length, and directions to trailheads for each trail. Every trip has a detailed map that includes start and end points, trailhead, parking, restroom facilities, and other amenities.

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    The Running Dream (Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner) -Wendelin Van Draanen - - Ember When Jessica is told she’ll never run again, she puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before. The acclaimed author of Flipped delivers a powerful and healing story.
     
    Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She’s not comforted by the news that she’ll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run?
     
    As she struggles to cope, Jessica feels that she’s both in the spotlight and invisible. People who don’t know what to say act like she’s not there. Jessica’s embarrassed to realize that she’s done the same to a girl with CP named Rosa. A girl who is going to tutor her through all the math she’s missed. A girl who sees right into the heart of her.
     
    With the support of family, friends, a coach, and her track teammates, Jessica may actually be able to run again. But that’s not enough for her now. She doesn’t just want to cross finish lines herself—she wants to take Rosa with her.
     
    “Inspirational. The pace of Van Draanen’s prose matches Jessica’s at her swiftest. Readers will zoom through the book just as Jessica blazes around the track. A lively and lovely story.” —Kirkus Reviews

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    New Jersey Birds: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (A Pocket Naturalist Guide) -ARRAY(0x1dafe98) - Cape May in southern New Jersey hosts one of the world's most prominent birding events, The World Series of Birding. The Garden State is the permanent or migratory home of 465 species of birds, including the state bird, the American goldfinch. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent bird-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

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    Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living -Nick Offerman - - Paddle Your Own Canoe One Man s Fundamentals for Delicious Living Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life, manliness, meat, and much more in this New York Times bestseller.

    Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman—who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson?  Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking—he runs his own woodshop—Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman’s childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois—“I grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield”—to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally.   It also offers hard-bitten battle strategies in the arenas of manliness, love, style, religion, woodworking, and outdoor recreation, among many other savory entrees.

    A mix of amusing anecdotes, opinionated lessons and rants, sprinkled with offbeat gaiety, Paddle Your Own Canoe will not only tickle readers pink but may also rouse them to put down their smart phones, study a few sycamore leaves, and maybe even hand craft (and paddle) their own canoes.

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    Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder -Richard Louv - - Great product! "I like to play indoors better 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets are," reports a fourth-grader. Never before in history have children been so plugged in-and so out of touch with the natural world. In this groundbreaking new work, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today's wired generation-he calls it nature deficit-to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as rises in obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder (Add), and depression. Some startling facts: By the 1990s the radius around the home where children were allowed to roam on their own had shrunk to a ninth of what it had been in 1970. Today, average eight-year-olds are better able to identify cartoon characters than native species, such as beetles and oak trees, in their own community. The rate at which doctors prescribe antidepressants to children has doubled in the last five years, and recent studies show that too much computer use spells trouble for the developing mind. Nature-deficit disorder is not a medical condition; it is a description of the human costs of alienation from nature. This alienation damages children and shapes adults, families, and communities. There are solutions, though, and they're right in our own backyards. Last child in the Woods is the first book to bring together cutting-edge research showing that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development-physical, emotional, and spiritual. What's more, nature is a potent therapy for depression, obesity, and Add. Environment-based education dramatically improves standardized test scores and grade point averages and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. Even creativity is stimulated by childhood experiences in nature.

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    Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley: Hikes and Walks from Westchester County to Albany County (Third Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes) -New York-New Jersey Trail Conference - - 50 Hikes: Lower Hudson

    This completely-revised guide to hiking the Hudson River Valley reveals 50 walks and hikes from Westchester County to Albany County.

    Still the bestselling hiking guide to the region, this new edition features hikes that offer some of the most breathtaking views in the Hudson Valley―vistas that inspired the Hudson River School of painting and are today no less wild and pristine. Most hikes are within 2 hours of New York City.

    100+ color photos

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    Quiet Water New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania: AMC's Canoe And Kayak Guide To The Best Ponds, Lakes, And Easy Rivers (AMC Quiet Water Series) -Kathy Kenley - - AMC QUIET WATER NJ/EASTERN PA

    Explore the scenic flat-water lakes, ponds, and rivers of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania with this new guide from AMC's Quiet Water series. Great for families, anglers, and canoeists and kayakers of all abilities, Quiet Water New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania features 80 trips, covering the best calm water paddling in the region.

    Take a long paddle through Lake Aeroflex and connecting ponds, spot wildlife in South Jersey's Great Bay, or discover the beautiful French Creek State Park on water.

    Each trip includes detailed descriptions of the lake, pond, or river with maps, photographs, paddling routes, and GPS coordinates to help drivers reach the access point for the trip. Selecting and planning your trip is made easy with the useful At-a-Glance Trip Planner, featuring helpful information about trip time, distance, difficulty, and special features. Inside you'll also find resources on local outfitters, safety and equipment tips, and complete driving, parking, and put-in instructions.

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    I Got This: To Gold and Beyond -Laurie Hernandez - - HARPERCOLLINS

    New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller!

    Gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast and Dancing with the Stars champion Laurie Hernandez shares her story in her own words in this debut book for fans of all ages—with never-before-seen photos!

    At sixteen years old, Laurie Hernandez has already made many of her dreams come true—and yet it’s only the beginning for this highly accomplished athlete. A Latina Jersey girl, Laurie saw her life take a dramatic turn last summer when she was chosen to be a part of the 2016 US Olympic gymnastics team. After winning gold in Rio as part of the Final Five, Laurie also earned an individual silver medal for her performance on the balance beam. Nicknamed “the Human Emoji” for her wide-eyed and animated expressions, Laurie continued to dance her way into everyone’s hearts while competing on the hit reality TV show Dancing with the Stars, where she was the youngest-ever winner of the Mirrorball Trophy.

    Poignant and funny, Laurie’s story is about growing up with the dream of becoming an Olympian and what it took to win gold. She talks about her loving family, her rigorous training, her intense sacrifices, and her amazing triumphs. Be prepared to fall in love with and be mesmerized by America’s newest sweetheart all over again.

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