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July 25, 2017

Farrago Farm Trail – Moorestown, NJ

Farrago Farm Trail (aka, Kendles Run Acres) – Moorestown, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 3/4 of a mile total Type – Loop Difficulty:  1 of 10

Website – STEM – Save the Environment in Moorestown Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Fields and woods Surface – Grass and dirt

Trailheads –  39°59’57.00″N,  74°53’55.59″W

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July 21, 2017

Waterworks Woods – Moorestown, NJ

Waterworks Woods – Moorestown, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 1.6 miles total (which seemed to cover all the trails except for a little connector) Type – A few interconnecting loops, with lollipops at the end. Difficulty: 3  of 10

Website – S.T.E.M (Save the Environment of Moorestown) Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Lakeside woods and swamp Surface – mostly dirt

Trailheads: King’s Highway –  39°57’6.55″N,  74°58’8.86″W

Nixon Road – 39°56’55.97″N,  74°57’50.91″W

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July 13, 2017

Hike AND Swim – 6 places to pair them up in South Jersey!

It’s summer.  Hiking is hot.  But you still want to do it.  Because its awesome. But it’s hot.

Solution?  Go for a hike, then for a swim! Here are six South Jersey hikes that you can swim after without having to get back into the car to go somewhere else!

Note -click on the name of the trail to go to the trail information about that trail!

#6 – Red and Blue Trails – Wharton State Forest – Shamong, Burlington/Atlantic County, NJ – 1 mile Cost – $5 per car during the week, $10 per car on the weekend (2017 – New Jersey residents, more expensive for those from other states) Official information – Wharton [...]

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July 1, 2017

State Parks Closed!? Beautiful alternatives for hiking in South Jersey!

NOTE: As of July 4, 2017, all parks are back open!

So New Jersey has shut down its state parks until… well, we don’t know when (see the full list of closures ).  My only comment about this is “Ladies and gentlemen, your state government at work!”  And we’ll leave it at that.

The good news?  County, local, and private parks to the rescue!  Below is a sampling of parks and trails that are open for business as usual (note that this list is not definitive, just some of my favorites).  So shake your fists collectively in anger toward Trenton, then work out that anger by going for a beautiful hike this weekend anyway!

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