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:
Bear Swamp at Red Lion Preserve (Section B) – Southampton and Tabernacle, Burlington County, NJ Distance – a bit over 2 miles total between the two trails Type – A pair of out-and-back hikes that fork. Difficulty: 4 of 10 – trails can be tough to follow at times
Website – Bear Swamp at Red Lion Preserve Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Pine woods and cedar swamp Surface – Sand
Trailheads – South Trail (Tabernacle) – 39°52’12.72″N, 74°42’28.12″W North Trail (Southampton) – 39°52’34.72″N, 74°42’53.07″W
Goshen Pond Campground Wharton State Forest Shamong, NJ
Address: Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088 Coordinates: 39°44’44.43″N, 74°45’34.52″W
Directions: On Atsion Road, turn onto the dirt road with the sign for Goshen Pond. Drive down and make your SECOND right where there is a small sign in the tree that says “campground”. The first turn also goes to the campground, but has a million bumps that your car will probably not appreciate.
Access: Dirt road, but accessible by most any vehicle under normal conditions (has passed my “1989 Toyota Corolla” test many times)
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On Saturday, September 23, Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge is having their annual Hoot, Waddle, and Stroll 5K and 1/2 Mile Stroll to raise money for themselves! 9 AM, $25 per runner, $10 per half mile stroller!
All proceeds benefit the Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge and the great work they do there helping hurt animals and educating the public on animals in South Jersey!
So register by September 19th and come out to a great event to help a great cause!