Fall is turning to winter, but the weather is still ripe for beautiful hikes. And in Somerset County, there are plenty of trails to keep you busy.

In particular, head to Washington Valley Park, located in Bridgewater Township. Set alongside a beautiful reservoir, the park offers opportunities to move through varied landscapes and to even spot some birds of prey: each year, birdwatchers head to the park’s Chimney Rock Hawk Watch, where thousands of birds migrate southward every fall — including thousands of hawks. In addition, the 719-acre park offers forests filled with pine and hemlock trees, wetland marshes, rock outcroppings, historic landmarks and more.

And if you’re looking for exercise, trails abound — from the short 2-mile blue loop to the 9.1-mile combined red and white loop. Whether you want to walk, bike or just sit and take in the wonder of it all, you can stay connected to nature this season by heading to Washington Valley Park.

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