Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail: Mid-Atlantic, Matt Willen, outdoors photography,

Enhance Your Photographs With Time Exposures

I was recently visiting the Berkshires in western Massachusetts when a cold spell drifted in from the north. A flake of snow fell, the ground froze, and the conditions were ripe for some exploration of the surrounding country. During a walk, I came upon a...

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Weetamoo Woods, Rhode Island hiking, Matt Willen

A Hike at Weetamoo Woods in Rhode Island

I was in Rhode Island a couple of weeks ago to pick up a boat of mine that was being repaired, and I thought I would take a hike as long as I was up there. A friend recommended that I check out Weetamoo Woods,...

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Best Tent Camping: New Jersey, Matt Willen, Worthington State Forest, New Jersey camping

Best Camping in Northern New Jersey

The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DWGNRA) has always been a bit of an enigma to me. In spite of its size (it spans over 70,000 acres in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania along the Delaware River), its extensive natural scenery, and its vast...

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Best Tent Camping: New Jersey, Matt Willen, High Point State Park

Camping in New Jersey’s High Point State Park

This fall, I began working on my next guidebook project, the second edition of Best Tent Camping: New Jersey. The first edition of the book was written by Marie Javins, who no longer lives in the Northeast. Given my close proximity to New Jersey, Menasha Ridge...

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg, Matt Willen, hikes near Harrisburg,

Hit the Trails Near Harrisburg This Weekend

Fall is here, the leaves are changing, and the weather is crisp. The polls are in and voters say it is the best time of year to get out hiking. These hikes around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania are excellent for viewing fall scenery, though they are also great...

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Best Harrisburg Hikes for Kids

Kids are out of school and antsy for some adventures. Parents will be wanting to find a balance between fun summer activities and continuing their children's education outside the classroom. These kid-friendly hikes outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, from the upcoming book 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Harrisburg, combine a...

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