Hiking Roots

No stronger sense of place shaped my life and my future than the setting of my childhood home. On our recent trip to the ALDHA Gathering, I walked the Appalachian Trail of my youth to seek out memories.

Absecon Lighthouse

First lit in 1857, it’s the third tallest lighthouse in the United States, 171 feet tall. Yet it’s tough to spot Absecon Lighthouse when you scan the skyline of Atlantic City.

Atlantic City’s True Nature

Atlantic City, New Jersey, isn’t where you’d expect a nature trail. But the 1.1 mile AC Waterfront Sculpture Walk, a great birding destination, leads you along a panorama of Atlantic City’s wild spaces.