James G Atkinson Memorial Park – Sewell, Gloucester County, NJ
Distance – We did just over a mile. Probably about that total trail miles
Type – Loop trail
Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Gloucester County Parks
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Fields, ponds, and woods
Surface – Paved
Trailheads – 39°45’8.01″N, 75° 7’3.20″W
Directions – 138 Bethel Mill Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080
Parking – Good sized lot (one side of the park is closed to parking right now for renovations)
Dog friendly? Unsure, did not see it posted
Stroller friendly? Yes
Facilities?: Yes! There are bathrooms (thanks Dave!)
So it was the day of the Super Bowl. And the Eagles weren’t in it this time. So I went for a little hike.
I was looking for a bit of new adventure, and I ended up at Atkinson Memorial Park in Sewell.
The trail is only about a mile (we stuck to the outer loop) and there’s a little patch of woods you can explore if you want to explore the lake edge. I started out by trying to work my way from the parking lot down to the water.
I made a right turn here and walked down toward the dam end of the lake. There’s a dirt trail that splits off and will take you over to the dam.
This side of the park was less scenic than the lake end, but a nice day to walk is a nice day to walk.
Overall, a nice way to spend an hour in the morning!
Trail is easy to follow, lovely lake views, and I never can argue with signs of beavers.
The half of the trail that circles ball fields is probably not as peaceful during baseball season.