We had a quite a 2017. Adorable new baby to hike with, fancy new website, and some media attention starting with a feature in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
It was quite a year on the trails too. In 2017, we hiked about 780 miles, including hiking 31 new-to-us trails in South Jersey! So as we do each year, our 10 favorite trails that we hiked for the first time this year:
The 2018 Cumberland County Winter Eagle Festival is coming up on Saturday, February 3rd! $10 per adult, $5 per kid 12 and under. This looks like a really great event, anyone been before?
See their facebook page for more info and updates!
In November 2016, we headed down to Glades Wildlife Refuge deep in Cumberland County with my wife, The Pres, Tree Rider, and myself. We had a great hike on the Bald Eagle Trail, and went up to Turkey Point to see the bridge there.
Then my wife felt sick, and we had to go home. Turns out she was pregnant.
Eleven months and one new family member later (hi Kite Flyer!), The Pres and I returned to hike the other three trails here – Maple Ave Trail, Warffle Farm Trail, and the Tat Starr Trail.
They were all great, but the Tat Starr Trail turned out to be the gem of the preserve.
So we’ve updated our Glades Wildlife Refuge post with [...]
Egg Island Wildlife Management Area – Fortesque (Downe Township), Cumberland County, NJ Distance – 1 mile total (but could have gone further) Type – Out-and-back Difficulty: 1 of 10 Total score: 6 of 10
Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Salt marsh and beach Surface – Mostly sandy beach
Trailheads – 39°13’25.30″N, 75° 9’59.11″W. Note that this trailhead IS the road.