The Ten Most Popular South Jersey hikes!!!

At the moment, we have 96 trails posted in South Jersey, which is a lot!  The saying goes that people vote with their feet (drumroll crash!), but which trails have the most views this year?  We celebrate 2 1/2 years as a blog by taking this completely unscientific look at the most popular hiking trails in South Jersey as chosen purely on page hits in 2015 on this terrible, terrible blog!

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Berlin County Park (South Side) – Berlin, NJ


Berlin County Park (South side)– Berlin Boro, Camden County, NJ
Distance – I did 2.5 miles
Type – Loop with spurs.
Difficulty: 3 of 10 – blow downs
Total score:  4 of 10

Note: We previously explored the more developed Berlin Park on the North side of Cross Keys Road

Website – Camden County Parks Department
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – woods

Trailheads –  39°47’35.26″N,  74°56’13.06″W

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – Empire, Michigan


Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – Empire, Michigan
Website – NPS Website
Distance – 7.4 mile loop drive
Options –  you can drive, bike, or hike this loop, but I’d be very afraid to hike or bike it due to traffic.
Open – Sunrise to Sunset, or hours posted (depending on which part of the park)

Terrain – Woods, beach, lake, dunes, and forest

Trailheads – 44°51’9.69″N, 86° 2’13.05″W (Scenic drive entrance)

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Crooked Horn Creek Nature Trail – Ocean City, NJ


Crooked Horn Creek Nature Trail – Ocean City, Cape May County, NJ
Distance – 0.75 of a mile one way
Type – Out-and-back
Difficulty:  2 of 10
Total score:  6 of 10

Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – marshlands

Trailheads –  39°13’51.59″N,  74°37’58.88″W
OR  39°13’53.15″N,  74°38’28.58″W

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Pennsauken 9/11 Memorial

Pennsauken 9/11 Memorial
Rt 130 and Merchantville Ave, Pennsauken, NJ

Each year, starting at 11:59 PM on September 10, Pennsauken places 2,997 flags at their 9/11 Memorial.  Each flag is placed in memory of one person who died on that day in New York City, Washington DC, and Western Pennsylvania.


The flags are taken down at 12:01 AM on September 12.

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Kirkwood Lake Park Hike – Lindenwold, NJ


Kirkwood Lake Hike – Kirkwood Lake County Park, Lindenwold, Camden County, NJ
Distance – We did a little under 2 miles
Type – out-and-back
Difficulty:  2 of 10
Total score:  5 of 10

Website – Camden County Park System
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Lakeside woods and wetlands

Trailheads –  39°50’9.97″N,  75° 0’4.71″W (from parking lot off Gibbsboro Road) – go around to the right.

39°49’58.72″N,  74°59’26.12″W (from side of street on Lakeview Ave)

You can also canoe or kayak here

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Abraham Lincoln Tour Across America 2014


So every once in a while, folks ask me why The Pres is called The Pres. Well, his sick parents named him after a certain President of the United States. Yes, both parts of his name. I’ll leave it up to you to figure out which President.

On a probably completely unrelated note, last year’s road trip for us consisted of the Great Smokey Mountains and Mammoth Cave (as previously covered) and later meandered through Louisville (got to see the biggest bat in the world at the Louisville Slugger factory) and out to St Louis (going up the arch!) and then back home through Indianapolis (speedway and Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library) and Dayton (Wright Brothers Museum). But the heart of it was stopping by nearly every place that Abraham Lincoln lived.

It started right after Mammoth Cave, when we headed for Hodgenville, Kentucky and the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park.

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