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April 27, 2019

Cape May County Park Central and Zoo – Cape May Courthouse, NJ

Cape May County Park Central & Zoo – Cape May Courthouse, Cape May County, NJ Distance – No distances on maps.  We did 2 miles in the zoo and another mile outside (while missing most of the trail system) Type – Loops Difficulty:  1 of 10 Cost – Fee for the zoo is a donation, help them out!

Website – Cape May County Park Central and Cape May County Zoo Open – 7 AM to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods, fields, swamps Surface – Paved and boardwalks

Trailheads – 39° 6’9.80″N, 74°48’46.59″W

Directions –707 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

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December 7, 2018

Pennington Park – Delanco, NJ

Pennington Park – Delanco, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 3.8 miles of trails total Type – Loops Difficulty:  1 of 10

Website – Pennington Park (Burlington County Parks) Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Note: Click here to view the information for the Newton’s Landing Trail, which starts in Pennington Park and heads west along Rancocas Creek.

Terrain – grasslands, swamps, and woods Surface – crushed gravel and pavement

Trailheads – Western parking lot (near playgrounds) –  40° 2’19.66″N,  74°56’0.00″W Eastern parking lot near picnic tables –  40° 2’8.85″N,  [...]

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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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