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June 16, 2019

Petty’s Island History Hike – Pennsauken, NJ

Petty’s Island – Future State Park – Pennsauken, Camden County, NJ Distance – 2 1/2  miles total

Official Website – https://nj.gov/dep/njnlt/pettysisland.htm NJ Audubon – https://njaudubon.org/centers/pettys-island-preserve/

*HUGE MASSIVELY IMPORTANT NOTE*

Please note that Petty’s Island is CLOSED to the public at this time!  The only way onto the island is one of the tours run through the New Jersey Audubon Society!  These tours are FREE, but require snagging a free ticket, which tend to go in days, if not hours.  CITGO still owns the property at this time, which is protected by a guard [...]

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June 12, 2019

Manumuskin River Preserve – Millville, NJ

Manumuskin River Preserve – Millville, Cumberland County, NJ Distance – 4 miles total (trail was probably 3, plus some wandering) Type – lollipop Difficulty:  3 of 10 – walk along the stones over the swamp is a pain

Website – Cumberland County Open – Sunrise to Sunset?

Terrain – swamps, woods Surface – dirt, gravel, and more

Trailheads – 39°20’7.28″N, 74°57’41.94″W

Directions – Port Elizabeth-Cumberland Road (Rt 646), Millville, NJ

Parking at railroad crossing.

Parking – Roadside parking along [...]

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May 4, 2019

Book Review – AMC’s Best Day Hikes in New Jersey (2019)

AMC’s Best Day Hikes in New Jersey: Four-Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in the Garden State, From the Skylands to the Shore by Priscilla Estes 294 pages Appalachian Mountain Club Books, Boston, MA – 2019

So I decided that I’d start actually reading some of the many New Jersey hike books (which generally upset me by ignoring South Jersey… hence, this blog exists) and seeing what I like and hate about them, just in case I totally loose my mind and actually write a book one day…

AMC’s Best Day Hikes in New Jersey by Priscilla Estes is the second one up, because she was nice enough to send me a copy with a nice little note in it.

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May 1, 2019

Mullica River Campground – Wharton State Forest, NJ

Mullica River Campground Wharton State Forest Burlington County, NJ

Address: None Coordinates: 39°41’24.54″N, 74°40’28.72″W

Directions: There’s no driving to this campout.  Paddle or backpacking in starts from Atsion.  Can also backpack in from Batsto.

Access: Hike in from Atsion or Batsto, or paddle in from Atsion only!

Website for official info: https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/wharton.html

Website for campsite booking and pricing: www.camping.nj.gov

Campground Map:

Pet friendly?: Mullica River Camp does not allow pets to camp here at this time.

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