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August 11, 2017

Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge – Hoot, Waddle, & Stroll even – 9/23/17!

On Saturday, September 23, Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge is having their annual Hoot, Waddle, and Stroll 5K and 1/2 Mile Stroll to raise money for themselves!  9 AM, $25 per runner, $10 per half mile stroller!

All proceeds benefit the Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge and the great work they do there helping hurt animals and educating the public on animals in South Jersey!

So register by September 19th and come out to a great event to help a great cause!

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August 2, 2017

Oldman’s Creek Preserve – Swedesboro, NJ

Oldman’s Creek Preserve – Swedesboro, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – 2 miles total (includes backtracking… oh so much backtracking) Type – Series of out-and-backs Difficulty: 2  of 10 – few muddy spots to navigate

Website – Oldman’s Creek Preserve Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Forest and some swamp Surface – Pavement to dirt pack to mud to grass

Trailheads –  39°42’52.17″N,  75°21’54.26″W

Sign at trailhead.

Trail starts next to sign.

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July 26, 2017

Battleship New Jersey – Camden, NJ

Battleship New Jersey – Camden, Camden County, New Jersey Website – http://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/ Address – 100 Clinton Street, Camden, NJ

So one of my favorite places in South Jersey is the Battleship USS New Jersey.  Over the years, I’ve done a lot of work cleaning her with the scouts, helping out with Eagle Projects there, and welcome soldiers and sailors there for Thanksgiving dinner.

When looking out the window of the PATCO train earlier this summer, The Pres asked if we could go see the battle ship.  He’d only been next to it, and I realized that for my score of times I’d been on it, I’d never actually done the [...]

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May 30, 2017

Levin Nature Conservancy – Mt. Laurel, NJ

Melvin and Florence Levin Nature Conservancy – Mt. Laurel, Burlington County, NJ Distance –  a little over 2 miles of trails (we did 2 1/4 miles with some backtrack and only missed one cut-through trail) total Type – Loop with a cut-through and a spur Difficulty:  1 of 10 Total score: 5  of 10

Website –  None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – woods and swamp with a bit of grassland Surface – some parts are boardwalk, some parts crushed stone dust, and some parts grass and dirt (or in our case, mud.  Thanks rain)

Trailheads –  39°56’51.50″N,  74°52’40.67″W – this is the main one off of the [...]

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