Take A Hike! N.J., was founded by Matthew August Sedita in 2019. After going on his first hike at the Deleware Water Gap with friend Chris Coyne several years ago, he was hooked. He's hiked primarily in the Northern New Jersey area, with other hikes coming in both Pennsylvania and New York.
A writer by trade, he spent many years in both print and on-line media, working for such media outlets as CNBC, The Associated Press, NBA Entertainment, NBC Sports, MLB Advanced Media and North Jersey Media, among others. After spending 7 years in the health and wellness industry, he wanted a change, and Take A Hike! N.J. was born.
An avid photographer and dog lover, Matthew can be seen on hikes with a camera, and his brother's dog Luna the Golden Retriever. Snapping countless photos with Luna by his side, Matthew records a post-hike wrap-up video, which he posts to the group's Meetup.Com page, as well as Facebook page, and now their own website.