Grave of Henry Charlton Beck Harleigh Cemetery 1640 Haddon Ave Camden, NJ 08103 GPS Coordinates – 39°55’27.20″N, 75° 5’19.56″W
It started with a slow news day…
“…the foreman of a newspaper composing-room, always ready with ideas for making busy people busier, proposed that an honest effort should be made to locate the town still indicated on maps of New Jersey by the mysterious name of Ong’s Hat,” (Forgotten Towns of Southern New Jersey, 1936)
Henry Charlton Beck, a reporter for the Camden Courier-Post, was the one sent out in an old car down suspect roads with a photographer who could also [...]
Update! Today, I updated our post on the Fish House Cove Nature Trail in Pennsauken, NJ. No changes to the trail itself, but added in some pictures of what it looks like in the Spring, as well as some information on the fascinating forgotten town of Fish House, written by local historian Paul Schopp.
Brendan Bryne Campground Brendan Bryne State Forest New Lisbon, Burlington County, NJ
Address: Highway Route 72 East, New Lisbon, NJ 08064 (Note that this the address for the forest, the campground is not located on Route 72, but is inside of the state forest near Pakim Pond) Coordinates: 39°52’23.10″N, 74°31’24.58″W
Directions: Turn into the park off of Route 72. Turn right and pass the park office. Stay on that road until it dead ends at a “T”. Turn left and pass Pakim Pond. The campground will soon be on both sides of the road.
Access: All paved park roads.
Website for official [...]
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)