Palmyra Nature Cover (Revisted) – Palmyra, Burlington County, NJ
Distances: 8 miles of trails (this hike covered four miles)
Difficulty: 2 of 10
Rating: 8 of 10
Highlights: Wildlife and views of Pennsylvania and the bridges
Took advantage of the recent cool weather and got in a 4 mile walk at this hidden gem. It’s located at the foot of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge on the South Jersey side. Just take the jug handle for in front of the F.C. Kerbeck auto dealer and follow the signs to the park. The park has a large visitors center which was closed before we finished but definitely worth checking out. The first thing to mention about this is that it is a nature park. That means no pets allowed. (Our dog Jodi was rather insulted by this). The trade off is you can walk right up to wild turkeys and deer with no problem. We saw a group of about 8 turkeys and over 6 deer during our trip.
So this made up for the garbage heaved up by the Delaware. On our trip back, we took one of the side trails that really get into the nature preserve. These were spotless, well marked, and full of wildlife. This made the whole hike really.
Our walk was just under 4 miles but there are over 8 miles of trails you can hike. Terrain is flat but varies from riverbank, to wooden catwalk, to woodland trail, to several ponds, coves, and other wetlands. Difficulty is 2 out of 10, a really easy walk, depending on how far you want to go. Overall rating an 8 out of 10. Would’ve been perfect but for the Delaware River refuse which they really can’t control.
For more info and a map, see our original posting where we covered just the Cove Trail. This was one of the blog’s first posts, look how tiny The Pres was!