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January 5, 2018

2017 – Year in Review – 10 Favorite Trails

We had a quite a 2017.  Adorable new baby to hike with, fancy new website, and some media attention starting with a feature in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

He likes hiking too.

It was quite a year on the trails too.  In 2017, we hiked about 780 miles, including hiking 31 new-to-us trails in South Jersey!  So as we do each year, our 10 favorite trails that we hiked for the first time this year:

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December 28, 2017

Allaire State Park Campground – Wall Township, NJ

Allaire State Park Family Campground and Group Campsites Allaire State Park Wall Township, NJ

Type – Tent camping and cabins.  Small camping trailers (no hookups)

Address: 4265 Atlantic Ave, Wall Township, NJ 07727 (address for the main entrance to the park) The family campground is nearby on Atlantic Ave. The Group Campground is several miles away on Squankum-Allenwood Road. Coordinates: Family campground – 40° 9’55.99″N,  74° 8’48.30″W Group Campground –  40° 8’2.06″N,  74° 7’20.11″W

Access: Paved road, easy for any reasonably sized vehicle.

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December 23, 2017

Goshen Pond Campground – Wharton State Forest, Shamong, NJ

Goshen Pond Campground Wharton State Forest Shamong, NJ

Address: Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088 Coordinates:  39°44’44.43″N,  74°45’34.52″W

Directions: On Atsion Road, turn onto the dirt road with the sign for Goshen Pond.  Drive down and make your SECOND right where there is a small sign in the tree that says “campground”.  The first turn also goes to the campground, but has a million bumps that your car will probably not appreciate.

Access: Dirt road, but accessible by most any vehicle under normal conditions (has passed my “1989 Toyota Corolla” test many times)

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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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