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June 20, 2020

Signal Hill Tract – Clementon, NJ

Signal Hill Tract – Clementon, Camden County, NJ Distance – not sure how many  miles total, we did 1 1/2 and definitely missed some trails. Type – Intersecting loops Difficulty:  3 of 10 – hills!  Hills!

Website – None Open – 8 am to dusk

Terrain – Hills and forest Surface – dirt trails

Trailheads – 39°47’50.78″N, 74°59’32.44″W

Directions – Cherry Lane and Davis Ave, Clementon, NJ

Parking – Roadside parking

Dog friendly? It says dogs aren’t allowed on town land except “as designated”, and I didn’t see it designated.  So I think [...]

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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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December 2, 2019

Coffins Corner – Voorhees, NJ

Edward Winslow Coffin & Coffin’s Corner – History of Voorhees, NJ

From the 1857 Barnes map .

Updated: 12/2/19 – 2nd chance for the Coffin Tenant house!

The Coffin family can be traced back to 12th Century England, but entered into South Jersey history in the 1800s with William Coffin, whose father had come down from New England (where the family had roots going back to the Mayflower).  William Coffin became, among other things, the proprietor of the tavern at Long-a-Coming (now Berlin) before going into the glass making business.  As part of this business, he went on to found the towns of [...]

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