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December 29, 2016

Cattus Island Park – Toms River, NJ

Cattus Island Park – Toms River, Ocean County, NJ Distance – 7 miles of trails, but getting to some will require backtracking, so distances covered will be longer than listed trail distances. (we did 4.5 miles total just doing the Blue and Orange trails and the road connecting them) Type – Series of loop trails. Difficulty: 1 of 10 (and should always be easy, just as long as you prepare for bugs and direct sunlight in the warmer months) Total score: 10 of 10 Reviewed: 12/29/16

Website – Ocean County Parks Facebook – Cattus Island Facebook Open – Dawn to dusk.

Terrain – woodlands and swamps Surface – various natural [...]

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July 31, 2015

Gloucester Township Health & Fitness Trail – Blackwood, NJ

Gloucester Township Health & Fitness Trail (Formerly Blackwood Railroad Trail) – Blackwood, Gloucester Township, Camden County, NJ Distance – 2.75 miles (one way) Type – Out-and-back Difficulty:  1 of 10 Total score: 5 of 10

Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Crosses through forest, swamp, and town

Trailheads – Main Street & Linden Ave –  39°47’3.96″N,  75° 3’31.66″W Meadow Run Dr and East Atlantic Ave –  39°49’18.67″N,  75° 4’16.30″W

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July 8, 2015

Ceres Park – Mantua Township/Pitman, NJ

Ceres Park – Mantua Township/Pitman, Gloucester County, NJ Distance: We did 1.6 miles missing some official trails, There are a ton of unoffial trails back here, which wind through the park and connect to county owned land next door. Type: Lollipop (officially), but lots of side trails to explore Difficulty: 2 of 10 (blow downs that used to be a problem are clear) Total score: 9 of 10 Updated – April 17, 2017

Website – Mantua Township Parks Site Official Facebook – Ceres Park Save Ceres Park Facebook – Save Ceres Park Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – woods and cedar swamp surrounding lakes that were marl [...]

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July 8, 2015

Ceres Park – Mantua Township/Pitman, Gloucester County, NJ

Ceres Park – Mantua Township/Pitman, Gloucester County, NJ Distance: We did 1.6 miles missing some official trails, There are a ton of unoffial trails back here, which wind through the park and connect to county owned land next door. Type: Lollipop (officially) Difficulty: 5 of 10 (due to blow downs. Without blowdowns, about a 2)

Website – Mantua Township Parks Site Official Facebook – Ceres Park Save Ceres Park Facebook – Save Ceres Park Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – woods and cedar swamp surrounding lakes that were marl pits.

Trailheads –  39°44’54.11″N,  75° 8’49.16″W

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