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Hike: (Almost) Summer in Sourland - for Young Professionals
The name Sourland is believed to be derived from “sorrel-land” which describes the reddish-brown colored soils encountered by the pioneering farmers..but this hike is anything but sour. Located on the edge of suburbia, the 4,000 acre Sourland Mountain Preserve is a great way to escape and enjoy connecting with the outdoors. We will enjoy a late-spring hike through pristine woods and rocky hillsides. After we have our fill of the fresh air the group will head out for drinks and a late lunch (totally optional but always fun).
Since it is Father's Day all ticketed guests may bring their father for fre*! Or if you are a father you can bring your kids for fre*. Of course this is assuming all guests can handle the hike.
$5 for the first 5
$10 for the next 6 to 25
$20 at the door
$20 online and at the door.
There are a limited number of tickets for sale. Tickets are not mailed, but your name will be kept at the door. All sales are final.
The hike is classified as moderate with some uphill.
Length of the hike is about 5.5 – 6 miles long and we will walk at a moderate pace.
The hike should take about 3 hours.
As with all hikes you must be in good, athletic shape.
If the group size is large we are going to look for a volunteer to act as a sweeper. Sweepers will walk at the end of the hike line and will make sure the group stays together.
Keira will be leading this hike. She will make sure the hike starts on time so please arrive on time.
What to bring:
Hiking boots and water (required).
Sunblock and bug spray recommended.
We will be stopping for a break at Roaring Brook, so a light snack or a small lunch is recommended. Also, tissues, plastic bags for garbage, and similar items
Heavy precipitation will cancel this hike; drizzle will not. Please check your inbox for updates and the NJYP.org calendar. Tickets will be refunded.
From Points North:
Head south on I-287. Take Exit 17 and continue south on US 202/206 for about 1 mile until the circle. Follow the signs for 206 south (3rd exit on circle). After about 6.0 miles, turn right onto Amwell Road (County 514) and proceed for 2.8 miles to East Mountain Road. Turn left onto East Mountain Road and follow it for about 1.8 miles to the entrance to Sourland Mountain Preserve, on the right.
From New Brunswick:
Take Hamilton Street. Once it turns into Amwell Road, continue west for approximately 7.4 miles to intersection of US 206. Continue through light, proceed for 2.8 miles to East Mountain Road. Follow directions from above.
Head north on US 206 for approximately 11 miles. Turn left onto Raider Blvd, go to second light and make a left onto Amwell Road. Follow directions from above.
How to find the group:
Meet in the parking lot. The hike starts on time so please arrive on time.
|Where||Sourland Mountain Preserve 40 E Mountain Rd, Hillsborough, NJ 08844|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||10:30 am–1:30 pm|
More About Sourland Mountain Preserve
The 4,000 acre Sourland Mountain Preserve is county owned and administered by the Somerset County Park Commission. The Preserve provides passive recreational opportunities in an undisturbed natural setting.
The Preserve occupies a portion of the northeast "point" of the Sourland Region, which stretches southwest across Hillsborough and Montgomery Townships through southern Hunterdon and northern Mercer counties to the Delaware River.
It offers several recreational opportunities in an undisturbed natural setting, including hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, bouldering and horseback riding.