Blackwater Pond Park – Buena Borough, Atlantic County, NJ Distance – Maybe 3 miles of trails, nearly all of which require backtracking. (we did 2 1/2 miles, and missed 1 1/2 miles of paved path) Type – Web of out-and-backs Difficulty: 3 of 10 – parts of trail a bit overgrown (Tree Rider tripped a lot). One section had a ton of blowdowns, but others showed alot of evidence of chainsaws clearing the way. No markers, so not 100% sure what was trail vs just a deer path
Website – Buena Parks & Rec Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Fields, woods, and swamp Surface – Partially paved, partially dirt
Trailheads – [...]
We had a quite a 2017. Adorable new baby to hike with, fancy new website, and some media attention starting with a feature in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
It was quite a year on the trails too. In 2017, we hiked about 780 miles, including hiking 31 new-to-us trails in South Jersey! So as we do each year, our 10 favorite trails that we hiked for the first time this year:
Port Republic Trail System – Trails West of English Creek-Port Republic Road – Port Republic, Atlantic County, NJ Distance – Not sure how many miles of trails on this side (5? 6?). We did 4 1/4 miles of hiking with a few bits of loop backs using the Bog Trail, Nuthatch Trail, Bog to English Creek Connector, Peninsula Trail, South Side, Bridge Bypass, and some of the old roads. Type – Web Difficulty: 3 of 10 – lots of trails, bit easy to get crossed up
Website – Port Republic Trail System (Facebook page, no website) Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – pine forest, lakeside, swamp, and more Surface – dirt
Trailheads – [...]
Hammonton Creek Wildlife Management Area (Amatol) – Mullica Township, Atlantic County, NJ Distance – 1.6 miles total Type – Loop-ish Difficulty: 2 of 10
Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – woods Surface – sand
Trailheads – 39°36’9.80″N, 74°44’46.42″W