If you’re a fan of nature and outdoor activities, there are plenty of picturesque natural areas to enjoy throughout the state of New Jersey. Whether you’re a fan of hiking, mountain biking, birdwatching, hunting, or another outdoor activity, there is something for everyone here. Our Parsippany DWI lawyers love taking nature outings throughout the state, especially when the weather is nice. Tourne County Park is one of our favorites in the Parsippany area, with 565 acres and a large network of trails throughout the deciduous forest. Some of our favorite parts of Tourne County Park include:
Tourne County Park is known for its extensive network of 9 different trails, which has made it a popular destination for hikers from throughout the region. These trails vary in length and difficulty, ranging from short 0.25-mile hikes to 3.25-mile treks. Highlights include the DeCamp loop trail (Yellow blaze; 1.3 miles), which passes through the Top of the Tourne with several viewpoints of the New York City skyline; the Red Trail (3.23 miles) loops around the whole park and includes a gate in a fence that protects wildflowers from animal damage; the Rattle Snake Trail parallels Rattlesnake Meadows.
While hiking along the trails of Tourne County Park, you’ll have the opportunity to view a wide variety of striking native plant life. The trail network winds through deciduous forest and includes a wildflower section with over 250 species of native plants.
Like any good park, Tourne County Park offers plenty of physical activities that the whole family can enjoy together. Some of our favorite ways to have fun, stay fit, and bond with our families at this park include:
- Cross-country skiing
- Horseback riding
On a clear day, we like hiking to the top of the Tourne and enjoying a picnic while taking in views of the iconic New York City skyline. These views are always a great reward after a long hike.