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August 2, 2018

Maurice River Bicycle and Walking Trail – Millville, NJ

Maurice River Bicycle and Walking Trail – Millville, Cumberland County, NJ Distance –  miles total Type – 1.5 miles or so (one way of an out-and-back) Difficulty:  1 of 10

Website – Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River and Its Tributaries Open – Dawn to dusk

Terrain – Riverside woods, meadows, and wetlands Surface – paved and crushed gravel

Trailheads –  39°23’43.73″N,  75° 2’23.50″W (Buck Park trailhead) 39°23’59.43″N,  75° 3’14.33″W (Sharp Street Park trailhead)

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July 31, 2018

Wheaton Arts Nature Trail – Millville, NJ

Nature Trail – Wheaton Arts – Millville, Cumberland County, NJ Distance – 1/2 mile one way on an out-and-back trail (1 mile total) Type – out-and-back Difficulty:  1 of 10

Website – Wheaton Arts Open – April through December Open Six Days: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission – $10.00 Adults, $9.00 Senior Adults (62+), $7.00 Students, Children 5 and under are free (2018 rates… check http://www.wheatonarts.org/ for current rates)

Terrain – Woods and pond. Surface – Gravel

Trailheads –  39°24’34.06″N,  75° 1’16.66″W

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July 29, 2018

The Salem Oak – Salem, NJ

The Salem Oak 112 West Broadway, Salem, NJ Hours – 24 hours a day, view from the street

8 stories tall.  A remarkable 22 feet around at chest height.  Perhaps as much as 600 years old.  Legend says that John Fenwick (founder of Salem) signed a treaty with the local Lenape chief under its branches.  Many of the earliest notable men and woman of Salem are buried beneath its branches in the Friends Cemetery.  It’s the Salem Oak.

The kids had never seen this majestic white oak tree, so we stopped by so that they could check it out.

Kite Flyer looks so excited.

While the tree has some wires up to support its [...]

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July 28, 2018

Alloway Creek Watershed Wetlands Restoration Site – Elsinboro, NJ

Nature Trail – Alloway Creek Watershed Wetlands Restoration Site – Elsinboro, Salem County, NJ Distance –  miles total Type – Lollipop Difficulty:  100000 of 10 (biting flies)

Website – None Open – 5 am to 9 pm.

Terrain – Marshland Surface – Crushed rock and dirt

Trailheads –  39°31’21.92″N,  75°30’27.27″W

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