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August 1, 2018

Manasquan Reservoir County Park – Howell Township, NJ

Manasquan Reservoir County Park – Howell Township, Monmouth County, NJ Distance – 7.5 miles of trails total Type – Loops Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Monmouth County Parks Open –  Park opens daily at 7 a.m. November 1-March 31 and 6 a.m. April 1-October 31. Closing time is 9 p.m. through August 19; 8:30 p.m. August 20-September 3; and 8 p.m. September 4-23.

Terrain – Lakeside woods and wetlands Surface – Crushed stone

Trailheads –  40°10’14.75″N,  74°12’18.52″W (this is the one that we used) 40°10’38.76″N,  74°13’14.19″W 40°10’50.47″N,  [...]

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March 3, 2018

Camp Acagisca Group Campground – Mays Landing, NJ

Camp Acagisca Group Campground Atlantic County Parks Mays Landing, NJ

Address: 6755 Weymouth Road, Mays Landing, NJ 08088 Coordinates:   39°29’20.71″N,  74°45’56.73″W

Directions: Turn at 67855 onto the gated road.  When the road curves to the left, stay straight to go into the campsites.

Access: Dirt road, but accessible by most any vehicle under normal conditions.  Make sure to check in with the office the morning that you are camping, we’ve gotten there a few times to find the gate locked.

Website for official info: Atlantic County Parks – Camping

Website for campsite booking and pricing: Atlantic County [...]

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August 9, 2017

Rancocas Creek Paddle- Pemberton to Mt Holly – 8 miles

Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail – North Branch Rancocas Creek – Birmingham (Pemberton) to Mt. Holly, Burlington County, NJ Distance: 8 miles Type: One way Difficulty: 6 of 10 – blow downs along the first mile can be tricky, but should be way less of a problem in higher water.

Website: Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail – Burlington County Parks

Terrain – Shady section of river with heavy woods on either side, mixed with the backyards of homes along the creek

Put in – Birmingham Road –  39°58’45.17″N,  74°42’35.59″W – Mile 6.0 on the Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail

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July 18, 2017

Cape Island Creek Paddle – Cape May, NJ

Cape Island Creek Paddle – Cape May Lower Township, Cape May County, NJ Distance – 3 3/4 miles total Time – Took us 2 hours total Type – Out-and-back paddle Difficulty: 3 of 10 – low bridges.  Potential for tide issues. Total score: 6 of 10

Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Tidal marshes

Put ins (these are less than a tenth of a mile apart): Spicer’s Creek Boat Ramp – 38 57.046 ` 74 54.593 Miss Chris Marina (if renting from them, which we did) –  38°57’0.56″N,  74°54’38.30″W

Take outs: Same

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