Wednesday, March 27, 2013


" The earth has music for those who listen."  George Santayana - philosopher

Van Campens Glen - Delaware River Gap National Recreation Area
It is said that being in nature is therapeutic for you heart, mind, body and soul. I was told by many holistic practitioners that being in nature promotes  healing, strengthens your inner core, keeps you grounded, and above all,  connects you to the divine consciousness within you. And now is a great time to start your connection to Mother Nature. Remember to dress in layers, wear waterproof hiking boots, gloves and a knit hat, use Dr. Ben's Personal Insect Repellent     ( when the temps are above freezing) and you're good to go! (Dogs on leashes are allowed on many trails. Just spray them with Dr. Ben's Paws and Claws Flea, Tick and Mite Formula and they are protected - just like you!)

Here are a few scenic shots taken from trails that we hiked on this past winter in Northern NJ:

Greenwood Lake- Abram Hewitt State Forest - Passaic County, NJ

Lake Rutherford - High Point State Park  - Sussex County, NJ

Van Campens Glen- Delaware River Gap National Recreation Area

Wide trail - South Mountain Reservation- Essex County- NJ

Hemlock Falls - South Mountain Reservation - Essex County, NJ

Trail information can be found at the NYNJ Trail Conference website for the New York/New Jersey area. The popular and easy trails are perfect for family treks and are always wide and well-maintained.  Picking trails with established parking lots also guarantees maintained primary trails. It's always good to carry a small backpack for water, tissues, cell phone, maps, snacks, and a camera. 

"Being in nature" is now part of my healing therapy. It is a mini-vacation from the chores and responsibilities of every day life. It is time-out for my heart and soul. And it is there for everyone to enjoy.

Happy Hiking!

"I thank God for most this amazing day; for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural, which is infinite."

E.E. Cummings 1894 - 1962

I have no financial interest in Dr. Ben's or receive any commission from any sales.

No comments: