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March 30, 2020

Batona Trail… where can I park for day hikes?

So, the Batona Trail is South Jersey’s PREMIER (also, only) long distance hiking trail.  It can be a fun adventure to spend 3 or 4 or 5 days backpacking the whole thing.

But some folks don’t have 3 or 4 or 5 days in a row.  Other folks (we call them intelligent people who aren’t trying to kill their bodies) don’t backpack.  But the Batona is still awesome and you still want to do it.

This post is for you… how to split the Batona Trail up!  I’ll be putting down the distances between potential parking, which you can use to figure out how to complete either by doing out-and-backs or doing a car shuttle.  I’ll be sticking to [...]

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March 17, 2020

Cox Hall Creek WMA – Villas, NJ

Cox Hall Creek Wildlife Management Area – Villas, Cape May County, NJ Distance – 4 miles of trails here.  We did 2.3 miles here, wish the 2 year old had the legs this day for more! Type – Interlocking loops Difficulty: 2 of 10

Website – None?  Is it possible for a place to have zero online presence in 2020? Open – 5 AM to 9 PM

Terrain – fields, woods, hills Surface – mostly paved, with a dirt trail through the woods

Trailheads – 39° 0’11.70″N, 74°56’53.02″W

Directions – 5 Shawmont Ave, Villas, NJ 08251

Parking – Two good sized lots

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March 15, 2020

7 Favorite County Parks in South Jersey!

Well, today this lil’ ol’ blog turns 7 years old… Happy Birthday to us!  Where did the time go?  Why are any of you still reading this big, dumb blog after all of these years?

In honor of our birthday, we’ll be releasing a series of SEVEN posts this week, starting with seven of our favorite county parks in South Jersey!  This isn’t anywhere close to all the great county parks in South Jersey, let along all the great parks owned by any group in South Jersey (for more those, check out our over 200 reviews of trails in South Jersey organized by county and town).  Feel free to leave your own favorite county parks (maybe even your own top 7!) in the [...]

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March 4, 2020

Garrett Family Preserve – Cape May, NJ

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

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Markings – Map [...]

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