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July 21, 2019

Willow Grove Lake Preserve – Newfield, NJ

 

Willow Grove Lake Preserve – Newfield, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – 2.2 miles (trail might be a hair longer) Type – Loop Difficulty: 3 of 10 (overgrown)

Website – nature.org Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods and marsh Surface – Dirt

Trailheads – 39°32’57.35″N, 75° 3’58.91″W

Directions -2501 Weymouth Ave, Newfield, NJ

Parking – Very small lot with room for a few cars

Dog friendly? No Stroller friendly? No Benches? None Facilities?: None

Markings – Painted blazes

Map –

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July 20, 2019

6 Places to Hike AND Swim in South Jersey!

So it’s like 150 degrees out (I’m exaggerating of course, it’s only 147 1/2 degrees).  If you’re brave enough to hiking (which if its this weekend should be done early with a ton a drinking water and maybe a cooler full of popsicles), you’ll need to cool off afterwards.  So why not pair up hiking and swimming!?

We’ve got you covered with 6 places to hike AND swim in South Jersey, newly updated with 2019 rates!

HIKE AND SWIM – 6 PLACES TO PAIR THEM UP IN SOUTH JERSEY!

 

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July 11, 2019

Carranza Memorial Ceremony – SATURDAY, 7/13

 

This Saturday will be the 91st Annual Emilio Carranza Memorial Ceremony, hosted by American Legion Post 11 of Mt Holly.

So who was Emilio Carranza and why is he honored each year in a clearing in the middle of the pine barrens?  Carranza, whose family help several important positions in that country, was an early aviator of that country.  He is often referred to as “the Lindbergh of Mexico”, and was a friend of Charles Lindbergh.  In 1928, Carranza attempted to fly non-stop from Mexico City to Washington, D.C. on a goodwill flight.  He fell just short due to bad weather, but finished his flight the next day and was greeted as a hero in our [...]

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July 11, 2019

Glassboro Wildlife Management Area – Clayton, NJ

Glassboro WMA – Clayton, Gloucester County, NJ Distance –  unknown miles of trails, we did 3 miles out and back and barely scratched the surface Type – a web of walkable dirt roads Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Division of Fish & Wildlife Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods, swamps Surface – Dirt and sand

Trailheads – 39°40’25.48″N, 75° 3’13.81″W

Directions – Carpenter Ave and Fries Mills Road, Clayton, NJ.

Parking – We parked on Whitney Way, but looks like room for a few cars at Carpenter Ave.

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