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April 13, 2017

A. Jerome Walnut Nature Trail – Barnegat Light, NJ

A. Jerome Walnut Nature Trail – Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, Ocean County, NJ Distance –  0.25 miles total (one way), but paths off this trail can greatly extend your hike (we did 1 1/2 miles and could have extended it more) Type – U trail (ends do not connect, must backtrack or walk around the block) Difficulty:  3 of 10 – sand can be such a pain to walk in. Total score:  6 of 10

Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – dunes and beach Surface – Boardwalk and loose sand

Trailheads –  39°45’12.95″N,  74° 6’20.78″W OR  39°45’10.43″N,  74° [...]

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March 15, 2017

Best Hikes in the Pine Barrens

So today marks FOUR YEARS of this ridiculous blog.  I’ll type that again for dramatic effect- FOUR YEARS.

Four is an important number for this blog, because, when I started, I figured that was about top end estimate for how many people would ever look that this big, dumb prestigious project of mine (and that was counting on my mother being able to find it on the Internet to see cute pictures of her grandson). But my, oh, my, how we’ve grown up.  In the past four years, nearly EIGHT PEOPLE have read this blog.

Okay, it’s a few more than that, and sometimes I worry about you folks because of that.  But thanks just the same for coming along [...]

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January 17, 2017

Lochiel Creek County Park – Barnegat, NJ

Lochiel Creek County Park – Barnegat, Ocean County, NJ Distance – 2.3 miles total including the cut through and the plus access trail to the Barnegat Rail Trail Type – Loop Difficulty: 1  of 10 Total score: 4 of 10

Website – Lochiel Creek County Park Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – pinelands and swamp Surface – dirt

Trailheads –  39°46’18.46″N,  74°13’7.51″W

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January 16, 2017

Maritime Trail – Barnegat Lighthouse State Park – Barnegat Light, NJ

Updated the Maritime Trail with a few new pictures from our visit this weekend and a few more trail details. For those who have never been, this trail is really short (less than 1/4 mile), but offers a glimpse back into a time when the barrier islands of the Jersey shore were wood covered dunes, as well as great views of Barnegat Lighthouse. Don’t let the short length turn you off, this is one of our absolute favorite trails in South Jersey.

Click here for the full (and updated!) trail review

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