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July 28, 2018

Burlington County Prison Museum – Mount Holly, NJ

Burlington County Prison Museum – Mount Holly, NJ High Street and Grant Street, Mt Holly, NJ Website – http://www.prisonmuseum.net/

It was supposed to be really hot and possibly rain, so Daddy Camp went with an indoor field trip to the historic Mount Holly Prison.  Along for the ride was good ol’ Fake Uncle Pat (one of many fake uncles my kids have, boy will they be confused when they have to do a family tree project at some point).

You come into the prison, pay at the front desk, get a short history lesson, and are then free to explore the building.  What you find is an awesome piece of history.

The prison opened in 1811 and was state [...]

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July 23, 2018

Bass River State Forest – Bass River, NJ

Bass River State Forest  – Bass River, Burlington County and Ocean County, NJ Distance – 23 miles total (13 miles of which will be covered in this post) Type – Various loops and out-and-backs Difficulty: 2 of 10

Entrance fee – Memorial Day to Labor Day – $5 per car on a weekday ($10 out-of-state) and $10 on a weekend or holiday ($20 out-of-state) (2018 numbers).  Free rest of the year.

Website – Bass River State Forest website Open – 8 a.m. to dusk, camping areas open 24 hours.

Terrain – Woodlands, swamps Surface – sand or cinders

Trailheads – 39°37’27.32″N,  74°25’31.23″W (Red, [...]

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July 23, 2018

Buttonwood Hill Campground – Washington Twp, NJ

Buttonwood Hill Campground Wharton State Forest Washington Township, Burlington County, NJ

Address: Route 542 (Batsto Bridgeport Road) & Burnt Schoolhouse Rd, Washington, NJ 08251 Coordinates:  39°37’43.14″N,  74°37’2.76″W

Directions: Coming from Batsto, turn left onto Route 542.  Drive for about two miles, turn left just after Crowley’s Landing.  If you see Bellhaven Paddlesports, you missed it!

Access: Short dirt road, very accessible.

Website for official info: http://www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/wharton.html

Website for campsite booking and pricing: www.camping.nj.gov

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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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