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March 30, 2020

Batona Trail… where can I park for day hikes?

So, the Batona Trail is South Jersey’s PREMIER (also, only) long distance hiking trail.  It can be a fun adventure to spend 3 or 4 or 5 days backpacking the whole thing.

But some folks don’t have 3 or 4 or 5 days in a row.  Other folks (we call them intelligent people who aren’t trying to kill their bodies) don’t backpack.  But the Batona is still awesome and you still want to do it.

This post is for you… how to split the Batona Trail up!  I’ll be putting down the distances between potential parking, which you can use to figure out how to complete either by doing out-and-backs or doing a car shuttle.  I’ll be sticking to [...]

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March 15, 2020

7 Favorite County Parks in South Jersey!

Well, today this lil’ ol’ blog turns 7 years old… Happy Birthday to us!  Where did the time go?  Why are any of you still reading this big, dumb blog after all of these years?

In honor of our birthday, we’ll be releasing a series of SEVEN posts this week, starting with seven of our favorite county parks in South Jersey!  This isn’t anywhere close to all the great county parks in South Jersey, let along all the great parks owned by any group in South Jersey (for more those, check out our over 200 reviews of trails in South Jersey organized by county and town).  Feel free to leave your own favorite county parks (maybe even your own top 7!) in the [...]

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February 18, 2020

Three Hikes for Black History Month

February is Black History Month.  This event began as Negro History Week in 1926, created by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and soon spread around the country via community organizations.  By the late 1960s, fueled by the Civil Rights Movement, this had grown into a full month of events in many areas by the 1960s.  In 1976, President Gerald Ford officially recognized for the national government Black History Month, stating the purpose was to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

In schools and communities across the country, we take this [...]

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November 24, 2019

South Jersey’s Paved Trails (for those days when you need them)

Maybe you have a stroller.  Maybe you are out with someone in a wheelchair or who has trouble getting around.  Maybe it’s been raining for days and everything is gross out.  Maybe you just don’t want to deal with “the wilderness” today.  Guess hiking is just out.

Of course not!  There are some lovely PAVED and CRUSHED gravel trails in South Jersey that are easy to navigate and are just waiting to be explored.  Here are some of our favorites!

Click on the name of the trail or park for our full review of that park, including driving address, GPS coordinates, parking, bathrooms, trail maps, etc

Camden County

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