Close to Home

19 minutes

COVID-19 may have forced most of us to take a break from traveling for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some really cool places to discover right in our own neighborhoods. On this episode, I join about a dozen suburban adventurers on an exploration of Toney’s Brook, a local stream that flows through — and under — the town of Montclair, New Jersey, close to where I live.

See photos and videos from my trip on my website. And — if you’re not already doing so — make sure to follow Far From Home on Instagram or Facebook.


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