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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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July 28, 2018

Burlington County Prison Museum – Mount Holly, NJ

Burlington County Prison Museum – Mount Holly, NJ High Street and Grant Street, Mt Holly, NJ Website – http://www.prisonmuseum.net/

It was supposed to be really hot and possibly rain, so Daddy Camp went with an indoor field trip to the historic Mount Holly Prison.  Along for the ride was good ol’ Fake Uncle Pat (one of many fake uncles my kids have, boy will they be confused when they have to do a family tree project at some point).

You come into the prison, pay at the front desk, get a short history lesson, and are then free to explore the building.  What you find is an awesome piece of history.

The prison opened in 1811 and was state [...]

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March 15, 2018

Top 20 Trails in South Jersey!

Five years ago, I started a blog about hiking in South Jersey as an excuse to go exploring with my then one year old son.  I expected maybe four people to ever read it, and that estimate included if my mom could figure out how to get to it to see pictures of her grandson (she hasn’t yet).

Five years (and two kids later), we’ve explored 166 trails in South Jersey and counting.  We’ve made many new friends, been invited to part of some amazing experiences, and have had a total of ELEVEN people read our posts (okay, maybe more like fourteen people… wait, 700,000 hits so far!?).

So, in celebration of five years, we present the Top 20 Trails in South [...]

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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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