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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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April 5, 2019

Holly Hills Nature Preserve – Alloway Township, NJ

Holly Hills Nature Preserve – Alloway Township, Salem County, NJ Distance – 2.2 miles total (walked a figure eight of the main road) Type – Figure eight Difficulty: 3 of 10 – some hills and sugar sand

Website – NJ Fish & Wildlife of Alloway Township Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – fields, woods, and wetlands Surface -tiny part paved, mostly dirt and sand

Trailheads – 39°32’32.81″N, 75°18’40.97″W or 39°32’33.81″N, 75°18’46.12″W

Directions -374 Alloway Friesburg Rd, Salem, NJ

Parking – Very large lot

Dog friendly? Yes Stroller friendly? [...]

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July 29, 2018

The Salem Oak – Salem, NJ

The Salem Oak 112 West Broadway, Salem, NJ Hours – 24 hours a day, view from the street

8 stories tall.  A remarkable 22 feet around at chest height.  Perhaps as much as 600 years old.  Legend says that John Fenwick (founder of Salem) signed a treaty with the local Lenape chief under its branches.  Many of the earliest notable men and woman of Salem are buried beneath its branches in the Friends Cemetery.  It’s the Salem Oak.

The kids had never seen this majestic white oak tree, so we stopped by so that they could check it out.

Kite Flyer looks so excited.

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July 28, 2018

Alloway Creek Watershed Wetlands Restoration Site – Elsinboro, NJ

Nature Trail – Alloway Creek Watershed Wetlands Restoration Site – Elsinboro, Salem County, NJ Distance –  miles total Type – Lollipop Difficulty:  100000 of 10 (biting flies)

Website – None Open – 5 am to 9 pm.

Terrain – Marshland Surface – Crushed rock and dirt

Trailheads –  39°31’21.92″N,  75°30’27.27″W

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