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July 12, 2018

Double Trouble State Park – Bayville, NJ

Double Trouble State Park – Bayville, Ocean County, NJ Distance – 8 miles of trails Type – Various trails that loop around Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Double Trouble State Park Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – woods, swamps, meadows, and bogs Surface – mostly sand

Trailheads: Most of the trails in the park start from the village –  39°53’49.41″N,  74°13’21.48″W Dover Forge Trailhead –  39°54’44.56″N,  74°16’58.20″W

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July 12, 2018

Sunnyside Farm to be Demolished

Some day soon, maybe even by the time we publish this, a house from 1838, one of the oldest houses in the Township of Mount Laurel, will be demolished.  The land will be saved as Green Acres open space, but the house, known as Sunnyside Farms, will be gone.

It’s hard to fault the township on this.  It would cost a fortune to to fix the home up.  The home has been vacant for some time and has been broken into several times.  With the hordes of opportunistic lawyers out there, it’s only a matter of time before gets hurt, and the township gets sued.

But at the same time, once these buildings are gone, they are gone forever.

So on a June evening, The [...]

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June 25, 2018

Dr. James Still Nature Trail – Medford, NJ

Dr. James Still Nature Trail – Dr. James Still State Park and Education Center – Medford, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 3/4 of a mile total Type – Loop Difficulty:  1 of 10

Website – Dr. James Still Historic Office Site & Education Center Dr. James Still Historic Office Site & Education Center Facebook Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woodlands and meadow Surface – Dirt with a few boardwalks

Trailheads –  39°54’57.02″N,  74°49’22.03″W

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June 21, 2018

Ben Franklin Bridge Walk – Camden, NJ to Philadelphia, PA

Ben Franklin Bridge Walk – Camden, Camden County, NJ to Philadelphia, PA Distance –  about 1.5 miles one way Type – Out-and-back Difficulty:  3 of 10 (steepest trail for miles around, sun and wind can be an issue)

Closed until Spring 2019!

NOTE: The South Side walkway is closed until Spring of 2019 for renovations.  We’ll include information for it here, but it won’t be actually usable until then.  The North Side walkway is open, and that’s the one that we used.

Website – http://www.drpa.org/bridges/ben-franklin-walkway.asp Open – open daily from 6 a.m [...]

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