don’t know if you have ever been to Atlantic Highlands in NJ but let me tell you, what a unique place. I live locally and have spent many days here but every time I go, I find something new. I needed a break, I needed solitude. After a crazy work week I wanted to be away from people, with my head phones on. So I found a trail, tied my sneakers and headed out to the highlands.
The place I found is beautiful. Its called Hartshorne Woods Park. If you are in the area I recommended you do the Rocky Point Trail. It is a little difficult but it is worth the views. You are literally on a mountain over looking the ocean. I spent three hours in the woods with my music on and I just walked. By the end of it. I was a new person. My head was cleared and my I had a new appreciation for nature and life. Even if you don’t live near this area. Next time you get down or feel like you need a break instead of burying yourself in self pity and depression find a trial, grab your headphones and just be. Trust me, you will come out happier on the other side of the trail.