Morris/Essex Health & Life - Morris Health & Life June 2010 June 1, 2010 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin The Best of MorrisThe old and the new, the familiar and the up-and-coming— they happily intermingle in this, our second annual Best of Morris awards competition. Designer Showhouse of New JerseyCheck out these expert-designed rooms from the Designer Showhouse in Franklin Lakes Backyard bliss6 lush landscapes offer outdoor inspiration Tables Under the StarsWarm summer nights in Morris County beckon you outside to enjoy the sunset, the breezes and-of course-dinner. Take 10!Nicole's Ten, a hip restaurant and bar on Route 10 in Randolph, specialized in creative New American and eclectic fare. Make a SplashWhether you own a boat or just want to go for a swim, Morris County offers many places for you and your family to get wet on hot summer days. A Peaceful PathIf you sometimes feel your hectic life has you going in circles, try an ancient means of seeking peace: walking a circular path. Happy TrailsGet out of town and go hiking on one of Morris's beautiful outdoor trails. Join the ClubWith these 6 groups, activity and camaraderie go hand in hand Delightful BitesGood things come in small, exquisitely presented packages at Boonton's Dulce & Petit Dessert Shop on Main Street. Bark ParkAttention, dog lovers! There's a new place where you can let Fido run free: The Canine Activity Center at Parsippan's new Central Park, site of the old Greystone Hospital Complex. This summer marks the opening of the canine hot spot, Morris County's second off-leash dog park. (The other is at Lewis Morris Park in Morris Township.) 3 Places to PicnicOur Favorite Spots for an open-air repast Jersey JoysWe are blessed: Within a short drive there are sandy beaches, lush farmlands, rolling mountains, scenic rivers-and unforgettable experiences. Sparkling ExtravaganzasFireworks are fun anywhere, but watching them erupt over water is particularly breathtaking.