Farrago Farm Trail (aka, Kendles Run Acres) – Moorestown, Burlington County, NJ
Distance – 3/4 of a mile total
Type – Loop
Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – STEM – Save the Environment in Moorestown
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Fields and woods
Surface – Grass and dirt
Trailheads – 39°59’57.00″N, 74°53’55.59″W
Directions – 900 Bortons Landing Road, Moorestown, NJ
Parking – Some space along the edge of Bortons Landing Road. BE CAREFUL!!!!
Dog friendly? Unsure
Stroller friendly? Yes, with big tires
Markings – None after the trailheads, but trail is very obvious.
In my June efforts to get the two kids out every day before the baby came, we ended up at the Farrago Farm, another of the trails on land preserved by STEM.
The trail is not marked, but very simple to follow. From the Farrago Farm sign by the road, you’ll step into a rectangular mowed area. To the close left and the far right are the ends of this loop trail. We chose to take the near left, because reasons.
The trail starts off like a green tunnel, very welcome in the early heat of summer.
The trail then explodes into the open meadows that I’d imagine were old farm fields. Nature is rapidly reclaiming these fields, and they are full of butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies taking advantage of the meadows.
The trail then comes to a gravel road, which the driveway for the farmhouse that is NOT part of the Green Acres. You’ll turn right onto the driveway, then almost immediately pick up the trail on the left side.
The other side of the driveway alternates between shaded tunnels of trees and open meadows. More of the same loveliness – trees, flowers, and the types of bugs I actually like to see.
When the trail has curved around to be heading back toward the parking area, you come into some really open field with lots of twists and turns before crossing the driveway again.
From here, it’s just a short ways back to the trailhead.
Then it was back into the car and out of the heat. This one was only 3/4 of mile, but it was a very enjoyable 3/4 of a mile.
Nearby: One of the many STEM trail in Moorestown, which include Waterworks Woods, Little Woods on Rancocas Creek, Pompeston Park, and more. Boundary Creek Natural Resource Area, a county park, is also just around the corner from this one.
Flower, tunnel o' trees, and a pretty good feeling of isolation for a trail on such a small piece of land so close to a road. Trail through the grass is well mowed and maintained.
Only real complaint is the shoulder parking at the trailhead is a little dicey with having to get a kid in and out of a carseat.