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June 6, 2022

Arney’s Mount Trails – Columbus, NJ

Arney’s Mount Trails – Columbus, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 3.85 total miles of trails (1 mile of which is a horse trail), we did a 2 1/2 mile loop Type – Loop Difficulty:  3 of 10

Website – Burlington County Parks Open – Dawn to dusk (Burlington County Parks posts a paper in the trail kiosk for when the park closes each time of the year.  It changes seasonally, so doesn’t always fall after sunset.

Summer closing?

Terrain – Three big hills (well, South Jersey big), one of which you can choose to take a trail over, plus a huge field and some woods. Surface [...]

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May 22, 2022

Van Nest Refuge WMA – Hamilton Township, NJ

 

Van Nest Refuge WMA – Hamilton Township, Mercer County, NJ Distance – Did 1.7 miles loop.  Trails connect into Mercer County Park, so can expand this hike much, much further! Type – Loop-ish Difficulty:  5 of 10 – some bridges were out when we were there, which involved some fancy footwork.  If they were/are replaced, it would be a 2.

Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset?

Note – This is a WMA, but it seems to be closed to deer hunting due to it’s connection with Mercer County Park.

Terrain – Forest and swamp Surface – dirt trails

Trailheads – N 40° 16.137 W 074° [...]

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April 17, 2022

Thomas Paine Trail – Cherry Hill, NJ

Thomas Paine Trails – Cherry Hill, Camden County, NJ Distance – 0.5 miles of trails, just under 3/4 of a mile to do it all. Type – Interlocking loops Difficulty: 2 of 10 – small incline, bit of mud

Website – Cherry Hill Trails Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Small hills, swamp Surface – Woodchips, boards, dirt

Trailheads – N 39° 56.082 W 074° 58.840

Directions – Fountain Court, Cherry Hill, NJ

Parking – Streetside parking.

Dog friendly? Yes Stroller friendly? Would be a tough one for strollers Benches?: None Facilities?: None

Markings – Posts at intersections Map [...]

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April 16, 2022

9-11 Trail – Chestnut Branch Park – Mantua, NJ – UPDATE

9/11 Memorial Trail – Chestnut Branch Park – Mantua, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – 1.1 miles total round trip.  Can make this longer by extending it on the paved trails around the fields. Type – Lollipop Difficulty:  2 of 10 Total score: 6 of 10

Updated the link, pictures of new trailside signs, more pictures of the memorials, and pictures of HOW ARE MY KIDS GETTING SO BIG!?

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