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September 1, 2019

Atsion Family Campground – Shamong, NJ

Atsion Family Campground Wharton State Forest Shamong, NJ

Address: Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088 Coordinates: 39°44’45.37″N, 74°44’38.22″W

Directions: On Atsion Road, turn onto the dirt road with the sign for Atsion Family Campground.  Drive down and the campsites will be in two loops on either side.

Access: Dirt road, but accessible by pretty much any vehicle.

Website for official info: http://www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/wharton.html

Website for campsite booking and pricing: www.camping.nj.gov

Rules:

Campground Map:

Camped here earlier this month, which FINALLY completes [...]

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July 11, 2019

Carranza Memorial Ceremony – SATURDAY, 7/13

 

This Saturday will be the 91st Annual Emilio Carranza Memorial Ceremony, hosted by American Legion Post 11 of Mt Holly.

So who was Emilio Carranza and why is he honored each year in a clearing in the middle of the pine barrens?  Carranza, whose family help several important positions in that country, was an early aviator of that country.  He is often referred to as “the Lindbergh of Mexico”, and was a friend of Charles Lindbergh.  In 1928, Carranza attempted to fly non-stop from Mexico City to Washington, D.C. on a goodwill flight.  He fell just short due to bad weather, but finished his flight the next day and was greeted as a hero in our [...]

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July 2, 2019

D&R Canal State Park – Abbot Marshlands – Bordentown, NJ

D&R Canal State Park – Abbot Marshlands – Bordentown, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 4.5 miles total Type – One way trail Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Friends of Abbott Marshlands Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Fields, marsh, woods, river Surface – Mostly crushed stone

Trailheads – Bordentown Beach – 40° 8’50.63″N, 74°43’2.86″W Rt 295 Delaware River Overlook Trailhead – 40° 9’15.67″N, 74°43’2.21″W Canal Road Trailhead – 40°11’6.89″N, 74°44’47.16″W

Directions – Bordentown Beach – Located at the [...]

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June 16, 2019

Petty’s Island History Hike – Pennsauken, NJ

Petty’s Island – Future State Park – Pennsauken, Camden County, NJ Distance – 2 1/2  miles total

Official Website – https://nj.gov/dep/njnlt/pettysisland.htm NJ Audubon – https://njaudubon.org/centers/pettys-island-preserve/

*HUGE MASSIVELY IMPORTANT NOTE*

Please note that Petty’s Island is CLOSED to the public at this time!  The only way onto the island is one of the tours run through the New Jersey Audubon Society!  These tours are FREE, but require snagging a free ticket, which tend to go in days, if not hours.  CITGO still owns the property at this time, which is protected by a guard [...]

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