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November 6, 2021

Bostwick Lake Paddle – Upper Deerfield Township, NJ

Bostwick Lake Paddle – Upper Deerfield Township, Cumberland County, NJ Distance: Maybe 0.6 miles total Type: Out and back Difficulty: 1 of 10.

Official Website – https://upperdeerfield.com/Bostwick%20Lake/Bostwick%20Lake.htm Terrain – Pretty little lake

Put ins –  N 39° 31.706 W 075° 16.076 Parking – Two lot areas with plenty of space.

Rentals – None

Description: A pretty little lake in Cumberland County co-owned by Deerfield Township and Hopewell Townships.  This was owned by the five Bostwick Brothers, who owned it from 1927 to 1067. This was bought with money left by local conservationist Frank Stewart back in 1967.  The lake [...]

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October 16, 2021

Fort Billings Park – Paulsboro, NJ

Fort Billings Park – Paulsboro, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – 1/3 miles total Type – No marked trail Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – https://paulsboronj.org/boards-groups/fort-billingsport-preservation-committee/ Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Field Surface – Lawn

Trailheads – N 39° 50.765 W 075° 14.995

Directions – Clonmell Road & North Delaware St, Paulsboro, NJ

Parking – Good sized lot in park

Dog friendly? Unsure Stroller friendly? Maybe heavy duty strollers Benches? Yes Facilities?: No Other: Picnic pavillions and playground

Markings – None Map – None (you’ll [...]

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March 15, 2021

Favorite Hike in Every County in South Jersey

Well, eight long years ago I started with a dream and a free website.  That dream was to some day ride through the wilds of the West on the back of my loyal cow steed – Lullabell – where I’d foil robberies and find gold.

[Note to editor – insert picture of me riding a cow here]

Anyway, haven’t managed that particular dream yet.  BUT, I have ended up with a website about hiking in South Jersey.  I go out, usually with some number of my four children, and we go on an adventure on a trail in South Jersey.  Then I do a little write up about the trail and put some pictures up.  Occassionally, I even spell words right.

It’s [...]

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January 1, 2021

Camden County College Trails – Blackwood, NJ

Camden County College Trails – Blackwood, Camden County, NJ Distance – supposedly 8 miles of trails total.  We did 2 1/2 miles, but missed a lot. Type – Series of interlocking loops Difficulty: 3 of 10 – built for bikes, so more climbs and descents than a normal trail in South Jersey

Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Hills, swamps, forests Surface – Largely sandy and rooty, fun!

Trailheads – 39°46’40.00″N, 75° 2’14.26″W

Directions – Turnerville Hickstown Rd, Sicklerville, NJ 08081 (Parking is at Gloucester Township Community Park)

Parking – Several [...]

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