Favorite thing: One of the best times to visit Hacklebarney State Park is in the fall. Because of it's dense foliage, the colors here are so vibrant and rich it's amazing. The north-east of the United States is very famous for it's autumn colors, but in New Jersey, this is one of the best places to observe the myriad of colors on display by nature.
Arguably my favorite spot in Hacklebarney state park is the second largest of the Trout Brook's waterfalls. I call it Little falls, but it really doesn't have a name. I love these falls for their symmetry and yet abstract appearance. It's a great place to just sit on a boulder and take it all in. Elisabeth and I use this park as an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This spot is about as good as it gets.
Fondest memory: We once to my friend Jeff to this park and we were hanging about the Little Falls. Well he's into Yoga and started doing one of his poses and nearly fell in the water. It was pretty funny!
Favorite thing: Here's another example of taking a moment to really look for the wildlife. Don't get me wrong, while this daddy longlegs doesn't inspire much thrill, he's not the only inhabitant of the park. You do see deer, snakes, and many other animals that would inspire the average joe. I just haven't had a chance to photograph them yet.
Favorite thing: One of our favoirte aspects about Hacklebarney State Park is that is has such dense foliage. If you don't follow the trails, I can see how easy it would be to become disortiented in certain parts of the park. Stick to the trails not only for your protection, but also for the protection of the fauna and foliage.
Favorite thing: As I said in the intro, Hacklebarney State Park is a park rich in life, but sometimes you have to look hard for it. In this instance, I found this little caterpillar lounging about on this branch. All too often, you are surround by more animals than you can even imagine. You just have to learn to see them.