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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Mullica River Campground Wharton State Forest Burlington County, NJ
Address: None Coordinates: 39°41’24.54″N, 74°40’28.72″W
Directions: There’s no driving to this campout. Paddle or backpacking in starts from Atsion. Can also backpack in from Batsto.
Access: Hike in from Atsion or Batsto, or paddle in from Atsion only!
Website for official info: https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/wharton.html
Website for campsite booking and pricing: www.camping.nj.gov
Pet friendly?: Mullica River Camp does not allow pets to camp here at this time.
Mullica River [...]