April 20th 2013 3:54 pm
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Woofs to all!
Dad and I just love it when we discover new hiking areas right in our own backyard. Such was the case recently while we were geocaching near Washington Crossing state park in NJ. A geocache was hidden in the Ted Stiles preserve on Baldpate mountain. Both of us hiked there to find the geocache. We discovered that this preserve is actually a rather large hiking area with numerous trails and stunning views of the Delaware River. Exploring the Stiles preserve,we came upon 2 old farms,one of which has its own little pond! The other old farmstead has a modern lodge on its property complete with a greenhouse and a stone patio that affords nice views of the Delaware river below.
Still in the spirit of geocaching,we hiked the trails on the Stiles preserve to their end,then walked some country backroads to find another cache. This cache was hidden on a parcel of land known as Goat Hill overlook. This is a historic spot as both General Washington and British General Cornwallis used it as a lookout point during the Revolutionary War. Once again there are fine views of the Delaware River from this point. Thanks to hunting down geocaches,we are now aware of 2 magnificent areas near our home that we`ve never known before. The link to the album below has some pix of these areas.
Goat Hill Overlook and Stiles Preserve
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That's really cool!
This is really a super find John and Wes !!
I know you will be going back too !
Will check the pics later tonight...