On Sunday April 30th 2017, my partner Cristina and friend Elvis and I set out on the Henry Hudson Trail beginning in Freehold. The trail is mostly paved and surrounded by trees. There are places you do have to cross a busy street and other places where the trail flat out ends and you must cycle a bit on the streets to pick it up again.
The trail is closed at the end, in Atlantic Highlands, due to storm damage. We decided to hop the fence and risk the "primitive trail condtions" because it was the simplest way to get to the cafe for lunch. It was a bit like we were in a cyclo-cross race, hopping puddles, walking over boards, shimmying around fences and riding through mud and dirt. It was actually fun but muddy.
We gorged on delicious fresh sandwiches, and treats at the Et al Fine Food in Highlands. After we ate we grabbed fancy coffees at the Water Witch Cafe before heading back to the trail.
I actually felt great after the ride, though I had a hard time keeping my eyes open on the drive home!
Hi, I'm Reverend J, a queer+ sober wanderer, activist, writer and ordained minister.