Hammonton Creek Wildlife Management Area (Amatol) – Mullica Township, Atlantic County, NJ Distance – 1.6 miles total Type – Loop-ish Difficulty: 2 of 10
Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – woods Surface – sand
Trailheads – 39°36’9.80″N, 74°44’46.42″W
Whitman’s Walk, Laurel Springs Borough Park – Laurel Springs, Camden County, NJ Distance – 0.8 miles total (includes some out-and-back spots) Type – web of trails Difficulty: 1 of 10 – some small blow downs
Website – https://www.facebook.com/whitmanwalklaurelspringsnj/ Open – 7 AM to 7 PM
Terrain – creekside forest and swamp Surface – Mostly boards, with a dirt section along the creek bank also available.
Trailheads – 39°49’1.84″N, 75° 0’13.91″W
Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail – North Branch Rancocas Creek – Birmingham (Pemberton) to Mt. Holly, Burlington County, NJ Distance: 8 miles Type: One way Difficulty: 6 of 10 – blow downs along the first mile can be tricky, but should be way less of a problem in higher water.
Website: Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail – Burlington County Parks
Terrain – Shady section of river with heavy woods on either side, mixed with the backyards of homes along the creek
Put in – Birmingham Road – 39°58’45.17″N, 74°42’35.59″W – Mile 6.0 on the Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail
Begin portage at Smithville/Take out [...]
Theodore Roosevelt National Park – South and North Unit Website – https://www.nps.gov/thro/index.htm Medora, North Dakota
This summer, our big adventure was having a new baby. But LAST summer we took a month-long road trip out to Montana.
New “National Park” national park #2 for us on this trip was Theodore Roosevelt in North Dakota. I wasn’t expecting much out of our two night, two day stay, pretty much just another Badlands National Park. Instead I found a real contender for one of my favorite national parks.
We rolled into Medora in the late afternoon, having stopped a few places in our drive across most of North Dakota [...]