You cross into New Jersey over the Delaware River. From there you climb a pretty gradual mountain and then are basically on a ridge for the most part with New York just over the next mountain on your left. The forest is constantly changing, which is fresh and keeps things interesting every day. Honestly, New Jersey has some of the most beautiful forests that I have seen on trail yet, definitely unexpected. Also, fire towers are back! These rickety metal monoliths have incredible views of the surrounding area, and we ended up camping at the base of one. My only complaint is that the water sources for the most part looked like someone used a bit too much tanning oil. We managed, but it wasn't very pleasant to filter.