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? [...]
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.
While the tree has [...]
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
Five years ago, I started a blog about hiking in South Jersey as an excuse to go exploring with my then one year old son. I expected maybe four people to ever read it, and that estimate included if my mom could figure out how to get to it to see pictures of her grandson (she hasn’t yet).
Five years (and two kids later), we’ve explored 166 trails in South Jersey and counting. We’ve made many new friends, been invited to part of some amazing experiences, and have had a total of ELEVEN people read our posts (okay, maybe more like fourteen people… wait, 700,000 hits so far!?).
So, in celebration of five years, we present the Top 20 Trails in South [...]