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July 23, 2017

Washington Crossing State Park – Hopewell Township, NJ

Washington Crossing State Park – Hopewell Township, Mercer County, NJ Distance – 14  miles of trail total, including a 2 mile bike trail and a 2.2 mile horse trail.  We did 3.2 miles of trails Type – Web of trails Difficulty: 2 of 10 – some small hills to contend with Admission – Small fee per car on weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day (2017 – $5 in state, $7 for out-of-state)

Website – Washington Crossing State Park – DEP Open – 8 AM to 8 PM

Terrain – Woods, swamps, riverside, and fields Surface – Various, from paved to dirt to grass

Trailheads –  40°18’7.94″N,  [...]

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January 26, 2016

Grounds for Sculpture – Hamilton, NJ

High five!

Grounds for Sculpture– Hamilton, Mercer County, NJ Difficulty: 1 of 10 Total score: 9 of 10

Website –www.groundsforsculpture.org/ Admission – $15 per adult, Seniors $12, $10 for students, Free for the 5 and under crowd. (Rates as of January 2016) Admission cheat code – most of the libraries in the state have passes for here that you can check out. They are VERY popular in nice weather, but if you’re dumb and go in the winter like us, they are readily available.  Can only hold onto them for three days (at least in Camden County). Open – Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 PM. Closed some holidays Directions [...]

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March 15, 2015

Top 10 South Jersey Trails!

Alias – the Best of 2013 to 2015!

Today marks two whole years for this ridiculous blog.   Thanks to all of you for hanging out and going on adventures with us!

A person who does actual writing (and not whatever this is) suggested that a Top 10 list might in order.  Sounds like a great way to celebrate 2 years of adventures, so The Pres and I put our heads together to rank the ones we’ve done (at least until I realized he was rating trails according to how many doggies he saw on them).  Without further ado, the 10 most awesome trails that we’ve hiked so far:

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November 11, 2014

Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain, Titusville, NJ

Summit Trail, NW Loop Trail, and Ridge Trail – Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain – Titusville, Mercer County, NJ

Distance: 4 1/2 miles (12 miles of trails in the park) Type: Loop (more trails we did not get to hike) Difficulty: 7 of 10.

Terrain – hills, forests, fields

Trailheads – 40° 19.107’N,  74° 53.433’W (Parking lot at start of Summit Trail).  Other parking areas and trailheads in the park.

Directions: Located off of Fiddler’s Creek Road.

Markings – Colored blazes (blue for Summit Trail, white for Ridge Trail, red for NW Loop Trail)

NOTE: BE CAREFUL!!!  Hunting is allowed in this park during season, so [...]

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