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December 15, 2020

Adventures Along the Delaware in South Jersey

So, I did a Zoom lecture thing thanks to the lovely people at the Delaware River Greenway Partnership, where I shared adventures on ten trails in South Jersey along the Delaware.  For those who didn’t take notes or who didn’t want to hear me run my mouth for an hour (I don’t blame you!), here’s the Cliff Notes version of adventures on the Delaware River!

Click on the title of any section for the trail info and the full trail information and review.

Stop 1 – D&R Canal Towpath – Trenton, NJ to Bordentown, Burlington County, NJ – 4.5 Miles

This 4 1/2 mile walk heads through the Abbot Marshlands that [...]

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March 3, 2020

James G Atkinson Memorial Park – Sewell, NJ

James G Atkinson Memorial Park – Sewell, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – We did just over a mile.  Probably about that total trail miles Type – Loop trail Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Gloucester County Parks Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Fields, ponds, and woods Surface – Paved

Trailheads – 39°45’8.01″N, 75° 7’3.20″W

Directions – 138 Bethel Mill Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080

Parking – Good sized lot (one side of the park is closed to parking right now for renovations)

Dog friendly? Unsure, did not see it posted Stroller friendly? Yes Benches? Yes Facilities?: [...]

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November 24, 2019

South Jersey’s Paved Trails (for those days when you need them)

Maybe you have a stroller.  Maybe you are out with someone in a wheelchair or who has trouble getting around.  Maybe it’s been raining for days and everything is gross out.  Maybe you just don’t want to deal with “the wilderness” today.  Guess hiking is just out.

Of course not!  There are some lovely PAVED and CRUSHED gravel trails in South Jersey that are easy to navigate and are just waiting to be explored.  Here are some of our favorites!

Click on the name of the trail or park for our full review of that park, including driving address, GPS coordinates, parking, bathrooms, trail maps, etc

Camden County

Haddon Lake Park and [...]

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August 5, 2019

Big Timber Creek (South Branch) Paddle – Deptford, NJ to Westville, NJ – 8 miles

Big Timber Creek, South Branch – Old Pine Farms – Deptford Township, Gloucester County, NJ to River Dr, Westville, Gloucester County, NJ or Brooklawn Community Park, Camden County, NJ Distance: 8 miles from launch to the Delaware River (another 0.7 miles back to the take out) Type: One way Difficulty: 2 of 10 as long as you are with the tide.

Terrain – Wide, tidal river with marshes

Put ins – Old Pine Farms –  39°48’43.23″N,  75° 5’5.77″W (1/4 mile carry in between parking and ramp) – Parking at the end of Rankin Ave in Deptford, NJ

 

Carry in

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