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January 1, 2021

Dinosaur Trail – Allaire State Park – Wall Township, NJ

Dinosaur Trail – Allaire State Park – Wall Township, Monmouth County, NJ Distance – 0.75 out and back or 1.2 mile loop Type – Out-and-back or loop, part of a larger web of trails Difficulty: 1 of 10 (out-and-back) or 3 of 10 (loop)

Website – Allaire State Park Website or ExploreAllaire Open – Park closes at 8 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend; 6 p.m. after Labor Day; 4:30 p.m. in November; 6 p.m. in March.

Terrain – Woods with some mountain biking hills Surface – dirt

Trailheads – N 40° 08.030 W 074° 07.335

The easy, direct route goes [...]

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December 15, 2020

Adventures Along the Delaware in South Jersey

So, I did a Zoom lecture thing thanks to the lovely people at the Delaware River Greenway Partnership, where I shared adventures on ten trails in South Jersey along the Delaware.  For those who didn’t take notes or who didn’t want to hear me run my mouth for an hour (I don’t blame you!), here’s the Cliff Notes version of adventures on the Delaware River!

Click on the title of any section for the trail info and the full trail information and review.

Stop 1 – D&R Canal Towpath – Trenton, NJ to Bordentown, Burlington County, NJ – 4.5 Miles

This 4 1/2 mile walk heads through the Abbot Marshlands that [...]

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March 30, 2020

Batona Trail… where can I park for day hikes?

So, the Batona Trail is South Jersey’s PREMIER (also, only) long distance hiking trail.  It can be a fun adventure to spend 3 or 4 or 5 days backpacking the whole thing.

But some folks don’t have 3 or 4 or 5 days in a row.  Other folks (we call them intelligent people who aren’t trying to kill their bodies) don’t backpack.  But the Batona is still awesome and you still want to do it.

This post is for you… how to split the Batona Trail up!  I’ll be putting down the distances between potential parking, which you can use to figure out how to complete either by doing out-and-backs or doing a car shuttle.  I’ll be sticking to [...]

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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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