Heading into Fall, Black Bears are more active in search of food to put on weight for winter. These days bears will feast on just about anything, but while hiking in NJ this Fall stay alert when in or near areas that have a lot of acorns, hickory nuts, beech nuts, fruit (apples, wild cherries, grapes, persimmon, pawpaw), autumn olive and spicebush berries and of course, agricultural fields – especially those with corn, pumpkins and melons.

Bears are frequently encountered at MCR so PLEASE make sure to keep your dog on a leash at all times and never approach a bear or try to feed it.