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March 15, 2021

Favorite Hike in Every County in South Jersey

Well, eight long years ago I started with a dream and a free website.  That dream was to some day ride through the wilds of the West on the back of my loyal cow steed – Lullabell – where I’d foil robberies and find gold.

[Note to editor – insert picture of me riding a cow here]

Anyway, haven’t managed that particular dream yet.  BUT, I have ended up with a website about hiking in South Jersey.  I go out, usually with some number of my four children, and we go on an adventure on a trail in South Jersey.  Then I do a little write up about the trail and put some pictures up.  Occassionally, I even spell words right.

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March 17, 2020

Cox Hall Creek WMA – Villas, NJ

Cox Hall Creek Wildlife Management Area – Villas, Cape May County, NJ Distance – 4 miles of trails here.  We did 2.3 miles here, wish the 2 year old had the legs this day for more! Type – Interlocking loops Difficulty: 2 of 10

Website – None?  Is it possible for a place to have zero online presence in 2020? Open – 5 AM to 9 PM

Terrain – fields, woods, hills Surface – mostly paved, with a dirt trail through the woods

Trailheads – 39° 0’11.70″N, 74°56’53.02″W

Directions – 5 Shawmont Ave, Villas, NJ 08251

Parking – Two good sized lots

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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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March 4, 2020

Garrett Family Preserve – Cape May, NJ

Garrett Family Preserve – Cape May, Cape May County, NJ Distance – 3.6 miles of trails total.  We hiked 1.6 miles here Type – Interlocking loops Difficulty:  2 of 10

Website – Nature.org Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – fields and marsh Surface – mostly grass

Trailheads – 38°56’57.39″N, 74°55’25.63″W

Directions – 801 Wilson St, Cape May, NJ 08204

Parking – Good sized lot

Dog friendly? Yes Stroller friendly? Strollers with large offroad wheels should work Benches? Lots of benches Facilities?: Picnic tables

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Markings – Map [...]

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