Miles away from the boardwalks of New Jersey's Wildwood (both literally and figuratively), this north shore state park features a daydreamy hardwood forest to hike through and amazing “perfect for killing your wife” (we watch a lot of Court TV) cliff views. The maps are limited, but colored signs are easy to follow once you get on one of the four trails, which range from 1 to 4 miles; we recommend the 4 mile, the only one that takes you to the bluffs.
The park is also very popular for camping and picnicking and was quite full of outdoorsy revelers when we were there. The trails are less crowded, you won't see anyone forever, then the next thing you know a fawn catches you kissing and some dudes with their children catch you cursing. Located off exit 68 on the LIE, this is mere yards away from Lewin Farms, this week's what to do with a few hours, so make a day of it.