Well, eight long years ago I started with a dream and a free website. That dream was to some day ride through the wilds of the West on the back of my loyal cow steed – Lullabell – where I’d foil robberies and find gold.
[Note to editor – insert picture of me riding a cow here]
Anyway, haven’t managed that particular dream yet. BUT, I have ended up with a website about hiking in South Jersey. I go out, usually with some number of my four children, and we go on an adventure on a trail in South Jersey. Then I do a little write up about the trail and put some pictures up. Occassionally, I even spell words right.
So, I did a Zoom lecture thing thanks to the lovely people at the Delaware River Greenway Partnership, where I shared adventures on ten trails in South Jersey along the Delaware. For those who didn’t take notes or who didn’t want to hear me run my mouth for an hour (I don’t blame you!), here’s the Cliff Notes version of adventures on the Delaware River!
Also, if you missed it and want to watch it, you can at: https://outdoors.zoom.us/rec/share/yve5JdsoXvtyPuzHUqvDYQIf8S4fD_eQahJWL_euZ8riOamCr1V6kGAGoBMKusGH.ummqa9vUd_XnZOLa
Click on the title of any section for the trail info and the full trail information and review.
Garrett Family Preserve – Cape May, Cape May County, NJ Distance – 3.6 miles of trails total. We hiked 1.6 miles here Type – Interlocking loops Difficulty: 2 of 10
Website – Nature.org Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – fields and marsh Surface – mostly grass
Trailheads – 38°56’57.39″N, 74°55’25.63″W
Directions – 801 Wilson St, Cape May, NJ 08204
Parking – Good sized lot
Dog friendly? Yes Stroller friendly? Strollers with large offroad wheels should work Benches? Lots of benches Facilities?: Picnic tables
Markings – Map [...]
Jacob’s Creek Trail at the Franz Preserve – Hopewell Township, Mercer County, NJ Distance – miles total Type – 2.7 miles total (that’s out and back) Difficulty: 4 of 10 (only because of needing to cross the stream, which is optional. Without that it is a 2 of 10 for a bit of elevation)
Website – New Jersey Trails Association Open – mid-February to mid-September – open every day from dawn to dusk mid-September to mid-February – open Sundays only from dawn to dusk
Terrain – creek, meadows, woods, and hills Surface – Dirt with some rocks
Trailheads – [...]