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July 21, 2019

Willow Grove Lake Preserve – Newfield, NJ

 

Willow Grove Lake Preserve – Newfield, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – 2.2 miles (trail might be a hair longer) Type – Loop Difficulty: 3 of 10 (overgrown)

Website – nature.org Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods and marsh Surface – Dirt

Trailheads – 39°32’57.35″N, 75° 3’58.91″W

Directions -2501 Weymouth Ave, Newfield, NJ

Parking – Very small lot with room for a few cars

Dog friendly? No Stroller friendly? No Benches? None Facilities?: None

Markings – Painted blazes

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June 28, 2019

Cramer Hill Nature Preserve – Camden, NJ

Cramer Hill Nature Preserve – Camden, Camden County, NJ Distance – about 1 mile total of trails Type – Loop with a branch Difficulty:  2 of 10 – some flooded out areas

Website – New Jersey Conservation Foundation Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – woods and wetlands Surface – Woodchips, dirt, and (thanks non-stop rain) mud

Trailheads – 39°57’55.27″N, 75° 5’8.29″W

Directions – 36th Street and Farragut Ave, Camden, NJ

Parking – Small lot

Dog friendly? Yes Stroller friendly? No Benches? None Facilities?: None

Rules –

Markings – None, but [...]

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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 [...]

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