Thompsons Beach – Heislerville (Maurice River Township), Cumberland County, NJ Distance – miles total Type – 3/4 of a mile (one way) to get to the beach. About a mile of beachfront to explore. Our total was a little over two miles. Difficulty: ? of 10 (the way we did it, 2 of 10. If that mud and flooding is around, 3018 of 10)
Website – https://corporate.pseg.com/corporatecitizenship/environmentalpolicyandinitiatives/estuaryenhancementprogram Open – dawn to dusk
Terrain – marsh, bayshore Surface – crushed shells, sand
Trailheads – 39°12’10.38″N, 74°59’36.77″W
Directions – located at [...]
So, I did a Zoom lecture thing thanks to the lovely people at the Delaware River Greenway Partnership, where I shared adventures on ten trails in South Jersey along the Delaware. For those who didn’t take notes or who didn’t want to hear me run my mouth for an hour (I don’t blame you!), here’s the Cliff Notes version of adventures on the Delaware River!
Also, if you missed it and want to watch it, you can at: https://outdoors.zoom.us/rec/share/yve5JdsoXvtyPuzHUqvDYQIf8S4fD_eQahJWL_euZ8riOamCr1V6kGAGoBMKusGH.ummqa9vUd_XnZOLa
Click on the title of any section for the trail info and the full trail information and review.
Nature Trail – Alloway Creek Watershed Wetlands Restoration Site – Elsinboro, Salem County, NJ Distance – miles total Type – Lollipop Difficulty: 100000 of 10 (biting flies)
Website – None Open – 5 am to 9 pm.
Terrain – Marshland Surface – Crushed rock and dirt
Trailheads – 39°31’21.92″N, 75°30’27.27″W
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 [...]