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February 18, 2020

Three Hikes for Black History Month

February is Black History Month.  This event began as Negro History Week in 1926, created by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and soon spread around the country via community organizations.  By the late 1960s, fueled by the Civil Rights Movement, this had grown into a full month of events in many areas by the 1960s.  In 1976, President Gerald Ford officially recognized for the national government Black History Month, stating the purpose was to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

In schools and communities across the country, we take this [...]

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December 1, 2019

Birch Grove Park – Northfield, NJ

 

Birch Grove Park – Northfield, Atlantic County, NJ Distance – unsure how many miles of trails, I did 3.1 miles total Type – Web of connecting loops Difficulty: 2 of 10 Updated: 3/17/20

Website – City of Northfield Open – 9 AM to sunset

Terrain – forest and ponds Surface – mostly dirt trails

Trailheads – 39°22’32.89″N, 74°33’50.00″W

Directions – 1700 Burton Avenue, Northfield, New Jersey 08225

Parking – Very large lot

Dog friendly? “Pets are not permitted at the park. Service animals related to a person’s disability are always [...]

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November 21, 2019

Bowling Green Trail – Cherry Hill, NJ

Bowling Green Trail– Cherry Hill, Camden County, NJ Distance – 0.25 miles total Type – Lollipop Difficulty:  1 of 10

Website – Cherry Hill Trail Crew Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Meadow Surface – Dirt and grass

Trailheads – 39°52’20.15″N, 75° 0’17.38″W

Directions – 1614 South Bowling Green Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ

Parking – Street parking

Dog friendly? Yes Stroller friendly? Yes if you have big, offroad wheels Benches? None Facilities?: None

Markings – None, but easy to follow Map –

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So WE MISSED A CHERRY HILL TRAIL!  [...]

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October 11, 2019

Millcreek Park – Willingboro, NJ

Millcreek Park – Willingboro, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 4 1/2 miles of trails (I did 3.3 miles around the outer parts of the loops) Type – Loops Difficulty:  1 of 10

Website – Willingboro Parks Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods, wetlands, and fields Surface – part paved, part wood chips, part crushed stone

Trailheads – 40° 1’24.84″N, 74°54’42.70″W (just one lot, there are several other options)

Directions – 300 Bev Rancocas Rd, Willingboro, NJ 08046

Parking – Several parking lots located throughout the park

Dog friendly? Yes Stroller friendly? [...]

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