Hiking the Black River
2020AUG01. 8.04mi / 863' of elevation. Hiked along the Black River in Chester, NJ today from Cooper Mill to Kay's Cottage and around several abandoned ruins. This is one of my favorite areas to walk around. The first half of the trail traced along the riverbank, over roots and rocks, with moss and a damp earthy smell all along the way. The second half was more of a path cut through heavy foliage and then through open fields before the loop brought you back to the river. Not too much uphill, but the length might make it a bit more strenuous for some. I'll definitely be going back.