Silver Lake Park – Clementon, Camden County, NJ Distance – 0.3 miles total Type – Out-and-back Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Camden County Park Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Lakeside grass Surface – Grass
Trailheads: Trout Ave – 39°48’29.37″N, 74°58’51.66″W Erie Ave – 39°48’23.12″N, 74°58’53.72″W
Greenwich Lake Park – Greenwich Township (Gibbstown), Gloucester County, NJ Distance – 2 miles total (includes backtracking) Type – Pair of out and backs on either side of the lake (could not connect them as a loop) Difficulty: 3 of 10 – some high growth and muddy areas
Website – Gloucester County Parks Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Lakeside and wetlands Surface – Varies from gravel to grass to dirt to mud
Trailheads – 39°48’43.69″N, 75°17’32.73″W
It’s summer. Hiking is hot. But you still want to do it. Because its awesome. But it’s hot.
Solution? Go for a hike, then for a swim! Here are six South Jersey hikes that you can swim after without having to get back into the car to go somewhere else!
Note -click on the name of the trail to go to the trail information about that trail!
#6 – Red and Blue Trails – Wharton State Forest – Shamong, Burlington/Atlantic County, NJ – 1 mile Cost – $5 per car during the week, $10 per car on the weekend (2017 – New Jersey residents, more expensive for those from other states) Official information – Wharton [...]
NOTE: As of July 4, 2017, all parks are back open!
So New Jersey has shut down its state parks until… well, we don’t know when (see the full list of closures ). My only comment about this is “Ladies and gentlemen, your state government at work!” And we’ll leave it at that.
The good news? County, local, and private parks to the rescue! Below is a sampling of parks and trails that are open for business as usual (note that this list is not definitive, just some of my favorites). So shake your fists collectively in anger toward Trenton, then work out that anger by going for a beautiful hike this weekend anyway!