Kent Manderville Preserve – Barrington, Camden County, NJ
Distance – 6 miles total
Type – Loop trail
Difficulty: 6 of 10
Website – Kent Manderville Preserve
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Field, swamps, hills
Surface – Dirt
Trailheads – 43°59’33.81″N, 102°14’30.03″W
Directions – 280 White Horse Pike, Barrington, NJ
Parking – Good sized lot
Dog friendly? Very dog friendly
Stroller friendly? Very strolled friendly
Markings – on trees
This week, a few friends and I took on this little known trail in my hometown of Barrington, NJ.
We started out down off of a ridge, dropping down through the alpine forests that Barrington is known for (along with being the home of Edmund Scientific).
Once you drop down off of the ridge, you’ll travel across a beautiful meadow. Keep an eye out, you might even see a famed Jersey moose!
After crossing a stream, you’ll head uphill to a gorgeous lake. This is a great spot to stop for a nice snack.
From here, you’ll climb again to a ridge overlooking a glacier. Glaciers are rare in South Jersey, so make sure to take the proper time to admire this one.
Best to take in such sights with a friend.
From here, you’ll travel into a valley area filled with lakes. This one is Jeffrey Nash Lake, named after the longtime Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders member.
A path from here will lead you on toward the next pass.
Toward a view from Donald Norcross Pass, named after our esteemed Congressman from the First District.
The view from this pass is stunning.
Afterwards, you’ll head downhill for a bit toward Lake Manderville, well know for its beautiful blue color. Watch out for the Canada Geese though!
After this, a waterfall leads toward a nice view of Mount Barrington, which my little town is named after.
The trail then winds back around to the lake that we started at!
Sure, Barrington might be a small town, but we have some great scenery!
Nearby,checkout Saddler’s Woods and Crows Woods!
Confused? Check the date of the post!
Told ‘ya! Anything North of Woodbury is “North Jersey.”
What is today’s date? Love the moose!