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December 15, 2020

Adventures Along the Delaware in South Jersey

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!

Click on the title of any section for the trail info and the full trail information and review.

Stop 1 – D&R Canal Towpath – Trenton, NJ to Bordentown, Burlington County, NJ – 4.5 Miles

This 4 1/2 mile walk heads through the Abbot Marshlands that [...]

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July 2, 2019

D&R Canal State Park – Abbot Marshlands – Bordentown, NJ

D&R Canal State Park – Abbot Marshlands – Bordentown, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 4.5 miles total Type – One way trail Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Friends of Abbott Marshlands Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Fields, marsh, woods, river Surface – Mostly crushed stone

Trailheads – Bordentown Beach – 40° 8’50.63″N, 74°43’2.86″W Rt 295 Delaware River Overlook Trailhead – 40° 9’15.67″N, 74°43’2.21″W Canal Road Trailhead – 40°11’6.89″N, 74°44’47.16″W

Directions – Bordentown Beach – Located at the [...]

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April 26, 2019

Malaga Lake Nature Trail – Franklin Township, NJ – 1.1 miles

Malaga Lake Nature Trail – Malaga Lake Park – Franklin Township, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – 1.1 miles total Type – Lollipop Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Franklin Township Website Open – Sunrise to Sunset

Terrain – woods and wetlands Surface – Dirt

Trailheads – 39°34’51.19″N, 75° 3’25.31″W

Directions – 445 Malaga Park Dr, Malaga, NJ 08328

Parking – Two good sized lots, one next to the playground, one by the boat launch

Dog friendly? No dogs allowed on the beach, did not see any notices by the trail itself (and saw and pet three dogs along the [...]

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April 5, 2019

Holly Hills Nature Preserve – Alloway Township, NJ

Holly Hills Nature Preserve – Alloway Township, Salem County, NJ Distance – 2.2 miles total (walked a figure eight of the main road) Type – Figure eight Difficulty: 3 of 10 – some hills and sugar sand

Website – NJ Fish & Wildlife of Alloway Township Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – fields, woods, and wetlands Surface -tiny part paved, mostly dirt and sand

Trailheads – 39°32’32.81″N, 75°18’40.97″W or 39°32’33.81″N, 75°18’46.12″W

Directions -374 Alloway Friesburg Rd, Salem, NJ

Parking – Very large lot

Dog friendly? Yes Stroller friendly? [...]

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