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March 15, 2018

Top 20 Trails in South Jersey!

Five years ago, I started a blog about hiking in South Jersey as an excuse to go exploring with my then one year old son.  I expected maybe four people to ever read it, and that estimate included if my mom could figure out how to get to it to see pictures of her grandson (she hasn’t yet).

Five years (and two kids later), we’ve explored 166 trails in South Jersey and counting.  We’ve made many new friends, been invited to part of some amazing experiences, and have had a total of ELEVEN people read our posts (okay, maybe more like fourteen people… wait, 700,000 hits so far!?).

So, in celebration of five years, we present the Top 20 Trails in South [...]

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March 3, 2018

Lines on the Pines – Celebrating 13 years & the Jersey Devil!

Next Sunday, March 11th, is the 13th Annual Lines on the Pines Event!

This is seriously our favorite pine barrens event of the year, as it gives us the opportunity to go into bankruptcy after buying many, many, many, many South Jersey history books (so worth it).

But seriously, we’re talking over 100 tables featuring local authors, craft venders, photographers, historical societies, and local wildlife refuges.  We’re talking live music, a filming of the movie “John Hart: Portrait of a Patriot” at 1pm, and guided hikes in the woods on campus.  We’re talking an ever expanding group of activities for kids that include crafts, games, [...]

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March 3, 2018

Camp Acagisca Group Campground – Mays Landing, NJ

Camp Acagisca Group Campground Atlantic County Parks Mays Landing, NJ

Address: 6755 Weymouth Road, Mays Landing, NJ 08088 Coordinates:   39°29’20.71″N,  74°45’56.73″W

Directions: Turn at 67855 onto the gated road.  When the road curves to the left, stay straight to go into the campsites.

Access: Dirt road, but accessible by most any vehicle under normal conditions.  Make sure to check in with the office the morning that you are camping, we’ve gotten there a few times to find the gate locked.

Website for official info: Atlantic County Parks – Camping

Website for campsite booking and pricing: Atlantic County [...]

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February 11, 2018

Blackwater Pond Park – Buena, NJ

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 –  [...]

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