out of town

Maybe Good Sams is worthwhile

As i look towards our next outing to Uncle G’s in Jersey I played around on good Sams trip planner and found a really nice itinerary added to the end…

I’ve copied it here. I like the details of the stops. Sadly, it didn’t know uncle Giuseppes.. does it not have markets? no, it does not

Stop #2
Name: Greenbrook Falls
Address: Henry Hudson Drive
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Website:
Phone #:
Description: Located in the New Jersey section of the Palisades Interstate
Park, this 200-foot-tall set of cascades is an unexpected sight amid the
area’s hustle and bustle. With the falls to the west, you can see Manhattan
skyline to your right; it’s a sight that truly creates a clash of worlds.

Stop #3
Name: White Manna Diner
Address: 358 River Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Website:
Phone #: (201) 342-0914
Description: Hackensack’s White Manna Diner has been featured on numerous
food-themed TV shows including Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and The Best
Thing I Ever Ate on the Food Network and Man v. Food and Anthony Bourdain:
No Reservations on the Travel Channel. The diner was built in 1949 and sells
about 3,000 of its well-known sliders each week.

Stop #4
Name: Paterson Great Falls
Address: 65 McBride Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07505
Website: http://www.patersongreatfalls.org/
Phone #: (973) 279-9587
Description: The second-largest waterfall east of the Mississippi, the Great
Falls played a major role in the country’s Industrial Revolution. Textile
machinery, steam locomotives, and aircraft engines were all produced in area
factories. In 1976, the 119-acre Great Falls and surrounding area became a
National Historic Landmark, and in 2011, the area became the country’s 397th
national park.

Stop #5
Name: Tripod Rock
Address: Boonton Avenue
Brook Valley, NJ 07405
Website: http://www.tripodrock.org/
Phone #: (973) 334-3130
Description: Mystery has surrounded this rock for years. The 6-meter-long
boulder weighs 140 tons and is perched precariously on three smaller
boulders, thus giving it the name, Tripod Rock. Some believe it was used as
a solar observatory by Native Americans, but others say it was the work of a
glacier.

Stop #6
Name: Chickahokie Falls
Address: 446 Glenwild Avenue
Bloomingdale, NJ 07403
Website: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/norvin.html
Phone #: (973) 962-7031
Description: Cascading 25 feet into Posts Brook, this is one of the larger
falls in the New Jersey Highlands.

Stop #7
Name: Weis Ecology Center
Address: 150 Snake Den Road
Ringwood, NJ 07456
Website: http://www.njaudubon.org
Phone #: (973) 835-2160
Description: The Weis Ecology Center features trails, a nature center, and a
mine shaft. The facility offers nature programs during most of the week; the
park itself is open seven days. You’ll encounter large hills and waterfalls
along its hiking trails.

Stop #8
Name: Skylands Botanical Gardens
Address: 2 Morris Road
Skylands, NJ 07456
Website: http://www.njbg.org/
Phone #: (973) 962-9534
Description: This property includes more than 96 acres of specialty gardens,
which are surrounded by 1,000 acres of woodlands. There are annual gardens;
perennial borders; a Rhododendron Garden; gardens dedicated to wildflowers,
lilacs, azaleas, and peonies; summer and winter gardens; and a Magnolia
walk. One of the true highlights is seeing Crab Apple Allee abloom in early
May. Skylands Manor, the property’s 44-room Tudor-Revival mansion, was built
in the mid-1920s by prominent businessman Clarence McKenzie Lewis. Tours are
available of both the manor house and the gardens.

Stop #9
Name: Harriman State Park
Address: Bear Mountain, NY 10911
Website: http://nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/145/details.aspx
Phone #: (845) 786-2701
Description: The 46,000 acres of Harriman State Park lie in the heart of the
Hudson Valley, near Bear Mountain and West Point. Part of the Palisades
Region, Harriman is New York’s second-largest park, with six separate areas
offering a variety of activities: hiking, biking, seasonal tent and cabin
camping, picnicking, and cross-country skiing. Three beaches are available
for swimming; the lakes also offer good fishing, canoeing, and boating (no
rentals; applicable permits and licenses required). Most sites in the park
are handicapped accessible. A park visitor center on the Palisades
Interstate Parkway sells trail and road maps and a nice assortment of
regional travel guides, as well as local history and nature books. Pets:
Leashed, muzzled pets are permitted in parks but not in buildings, walkways,
or camping, picnic, or bathing areas. Reservations: New York state has a
central phone number for all state campgrounds: 800-456-2267. There is a fee
for each reservation made.

Stop #10
Name: Classical Labyrinth
Address: 14 Mary’s Way
Garrison, NY 10524
Website:
Phone #: (845) 424-4800
Description: Located on the grounds of the Garrison Institute, this is a
classic circular shaped labyrinth with boxwood borders and seven spirals.
The origins of labyrinths date back to ancient Greece, and this particular
one is nestled in the walls of the grounds former monastery.

Stop #11
Name: Gatehouse on Deerhill Road
Address: Deer Hill Rd
Cornwall on Hudson, NY 12520
Website:
Phone #:
Description: Dating from the mid 1880s, this unique structure still stands
as a rare example of a castellated gate house. Its easily visible from the
road but remains a private residence.

Stop #12
Name: The Cleveland Bridge
Address: Cannonball Road
Mahwah Township, NJ 07430
Website:
Phone #:
Description: The bridge—named for U.S. President Grover Cleveland, who
grew up in New Jersey—is Bergen County’s only functioning wood-decked
traffic bridge. It was completed in 1888, and its lenticular-truss design is
also known as a “bowstring” or “pumpkinseed” design because of its profile.

Stop #13
Name: 07446, NJ
Address: 07446, NJ

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