Grave of Henry Charlton Beck Harleigh Cemetery 1640 Haddon Ave Camden, NJ 08103 GPS Coordinates – 39°55’27.20″N, 75° 5’19.56″W
It started with a slow news day…
“…the foreman of a newspaper composing-room, always ready with ideas for making busy people busier, proposed that an honest effort should be made to locate the town still indicated on maps of New Jersey by the mysterious name of Ong’s Hat,” (Forgotten Towns of Southern New Jersey, 1936)
Henry Charlton Beck, a reporter for the Camden Courier-Post, was the one sent out in an old car down suspect roads with a photographer who could also [...]
Sleeper Branch Trail – Marilyn Beard Trailhead – Wharton State Park – Waterford, Camden County, NJ Distance – Listed at 5.4 miles on the new map, but this DEFINITELY does not include mandatory backtracking. Actual hike is 8.2 miles total according to the old map and me walking the trail. Type – Lollipop Difficulty: 5 of 10 (puddles, flooding, missing trail markers)
Website – Wharton State Forest Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Woods and swamp Surface – Sand
Trailheads – 39°45’12.40″N, 74°51’50.62″W
Directions – located at the end of the paved section of Burnt Mill Road [...]
Merchantville Bike Trail – Merchantville, Camden County, NJ Distance – 1.1 miles one way (2.2 out-and-back) Type – Out-and-back Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – https://merchantvillenj.gov/ Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Flat Surface – Paved
Trailheads – East trailhead – 39°57’10.61″N, 75° 2’36.87″W West trailhead – 39°57’3.00″N, 75° 3’46.54″W
Update! Today, I updated our post on the Fish House Cove Nature Trail in Pennsauken, NJ. No changes to the trail itself, but added in some pictures of what it looks like in the Spring, as well as some information on the fascinating forgotten town of Fish House, written by local historian Paul Schopp.