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December 26, 2019

Before Penn: A Day in New Castle with Hal Taylor

So sometimes I really hate history people.  For example, whenever I read about the exploration and settlement of the Americas.  The people who did this are ADVENTURERS!  Sometimes they are PIRATES (err… PRIVATEERS)!  They are going into the UNKNOWN!  It’s DANGEROUS.  They could all DIE.  Often times THEY DO.  Early European settlers in the New World are the same situation.  These people had to be at least half crazy!  Yet crack open a book on this period and…

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December 1, 2019

Birch Grove Park – Northfield, NJ

 

Birch Grove Park – Northfield, Atlantic County, NJ Distance – unsure how many miles of trails, I did 3.1 miles total Type – Web of connecting loops Difficulty: 2 of 10

Website – City of Northfield Open – 9 AM to sunset

Terrain – forest and ponds Surface – mostly dirt trails

Trailheads – 39°22’32.89″N, 74°33’50.00″W

Directions – 1700 Burton Avenue, Northfield, New Jersey 08225

Parking – Very large lot

Dog friendly? “Pets are not permitted at the park. Service animals related to a person’s disability are always welcome.” Stroller [...]

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November 24, 2019

South Jersey’s Paved Trails (for those days when you need them)

Maybe you have a stroller.  Maybe you are out with someone in a wheelchair or who has trouble getting around.  Maybe it’s been raining for days and everything is gross out.  Maybe you just don’t want to deal with “the wilderness” today.  Guess hiking is just out.

Of course not!  There are some lovely PAVED and CRUSHED gravel trails in South Jersey that are easy to navigate and are just waiting to be explored.  Here are some of our favorites!

Click on the name of the trail or park for our full review of that park, including driving address, GPS coordinates, parking, bathrooms, trail maps, etc

Camden County

Haddon Lake Park and [...]

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November 21, 2019

Bowling Green Trail – Cherry Hill, NJ

Bowling Green Trail– Cherry Hill, Camden County, NJ Distance – 0.25 miles total Type – Lollipop Difficulty:  1 of 10

Website – Cherry Hill Trail Crew Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Meadow Surface – Dirt and grass

Trailheads – 39°52’20.15″N, 75° 0’17.38″W

Directions – 1614 South Bowling Green Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ

Parking – Street parking

Dog friendly? Yes Stroller friendly? Yes if you have big, offroad wheels Benches? None Facilities?: None

Markings – None, but easy to follow Map –

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So WE MISSED A CHERRY HILL TRAIL!  [...]

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