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July 29, 2018

Blue Trail – Gibbsboro Greenway – Gibbsboro, NJ

Blue Trail (Eastwick Drive Bike Path & Old Egg Harbor Road Bike Path) – Gibbsboro Greenway – Gibbsboro, Camden County, NJ Distance – 1.1 miles one way (about another 0.2 miles if you park where we did) – we did 3 miles total on our hike along this trail Type – Out-and-back Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Gibbsboro Greenway Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods, meadows, and suburbs Surface – Paved trail

Trailheads –  39°49’48.24″N,  74°57’20.17″W

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July 17, 2018

Peter Mott House – Lawnside, NJ

Picture by Mike Kaliss

Peter Mott House and Underground Railroad Museum (the Lawnside Historical Society) 26 Kings Ct., Lawnside, NJ 08045 Website – http://www.petermotthouse.org/

Like many folks in South Jersey, I’ve driver past the Peter Mott House signs a trillion times, every time saying, “Oooooh, I should go there.”  Well, many years later, I still hadn’t stopped.  Until that late June day when I did.

My wife, The Pres, Tree Rider, and Kite Flyer were joined by our friend Mike (who’d been playing the same “Oooooooh, I should go there” game that I was for years).

So why did [...]

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June 21, 2018

Ben Franklin Bridge Walk – Camden, NJ to Philadelphia, PA

Ben Franklin Bridge Walk – Camden, Camden County, NJ to Philadelphia, PA Distance –  about 1.5 miles one way Type – Out-and-back Difficulty:  3 of 10 (steepest trail for miles around, sun and wind can be an issue)

Closed until Spring 2019!

NOTE: The South Side walkway is closed until Spring of 2019 for renovations.  We’ll include information for it here, but it won’t be actually usable until then.  The North Side walkway is open, and that’s the one that we used.

Website – http://www.drpa.org/bridges/ben-franklin-walkway.asp Open – open daily from 6 a.m [...]

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March 15, 2018

Top 20 Trails in South Jersey!

Five years ago, I started a blog about hiking in South Jersey as an excuse to go exploring with my then one year old son.  I expected maybe four people to ever read it, and that estimate included if my mom could figure out how to get to it to see pictures of her grandson (she hasn’t yet).

Five years (and two kids later), we’ve explored 166 trails in South Jersey and counting.  We’ve made many new friends, been invited to part of some amazing experiences, and have had a total of ELEVEN people read our posts (okay, maybe more like fourteen people… wait, 700,000 hits so far!?).

So, in celebration of five years, we present the Top 20 Trails in South [...]

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