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July 17, 2018

Kinkora Trail – Columbus, NJ

Kinkora Trail – Columbus, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 2.2 miles total (one way on an out-and-back) Type – out-and-back Difficulty:  1 of 10

Website – Kinkora Trail Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Farmland, grassland, and forest Surface – Paved

Trailheads –  40° 4’20.69″N,  74°42’52.99″W – Township Park 40° 3’34.59″N, 74°42’5.91″W – Island Road (No parking)

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July 17, 2018

Peter Mott House – Lawnside, NJ

Picture by Mike Kaliss

Peter Mott House and Underground Railroad Museum (the Lawnside Historical Society) 26 Kings Ct., Lawnside, NJ 08045 Website – http://www.petermotthouse.org/

Like many folks in South Jersey, I’ve driver past the Peter Mott House signs a trillion times, every time saying, “Oooooh, I should go there.”  Well, many years later, I still hadn’t stopped.  Until that late June day when I did.

My wife, The Pres, Tree Rider, and Kite Flyer were joined by our friend Mike (who’d been playing the same “Oooooooh, I should go there” game that I was for years).

So why did [...]

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July 12, 2018

Double Trouble State Park – Bayville, NJ

Double Trouble State Park – Bayville, Ocean County, NJ Distance – 8 miles of trails Type – Various trails that loop around Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Double Trouble State Park Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – woods, swamps, meadows, and bogs Surface – mostly sand

Trailheads: Most of the trails in the park start from the village –  39°53’49.41″N,  74°13’21.48″W Dover Forge Trailhead –  39°54’44.56″N,  74°16’58.20″W

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July 12, 2018

Sunnyside Farm to be Demolished

Some day soon, maybe even by the time we publish this, a house from 1838, one of the oldest houses in the Township of Mount Laurel, will be demolished.  The land will be saved as Green Acres open space, but the house, known as Sunnyside Farms, will be gone.

It’s hard to fault the township on this.  It would cost a fortune to to fix the home up.  The home has been vacant for some time and has been broken into several times.  With the hordes of opportunistic lawyers out there, it’s only a matter of time before gets hurt, and the township gets sued.

But at the same time, once these buildings are gone, they are gone forever.

So on a June evening, The [...]

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