Egg Island Wildlife Management Area – Fortesque (Downe Township), Cumberland County, NJ Distance – 1 mile total (but could have gone further) Type – Out-and-back Difficulty: 1 of 10 Total score: 6 of 10
Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Salt marsh and beach Surface – Mostly sandy beach
Trailheads – 39°13’25.30″N, 75° 9’59.11″W. Note that this trailhead IS the road.
Whitman’s Walk, Laurel Springs Borough Park – Laurel Springs, Camden County, NJ Distance – 0.8 miles total (includes some out-and-back spots) Type – web of trails Difficulty: 1 of 10 – some small blow downs
Website – https://www.facebook.com/whitmanwalklaurelspringsnj/ Open – 7 AM to 7 PM
Terrain – creekside forest and swamp Surface – Mostly boards, with a dirt section along the creek bank also available.
Trailheads – 39°49’1.84″N, 75° 0’13.91″W
Tranquility Trails – Woolwich Township, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – 1.6 miles total (Out AND back) Type – Out-and-back Difficulty: 3 of 10 – Footing can be a little tricky in spots
Website – None Open – 7:30 AM to Sunset.
Terrain – Mostly open fields with small patches of woods.0 Surface – Dirt and grass
Trailheads – 39°45’2.17″N, 75°19’54.31″W
Theodore Roosevelt National Park – South and North Unit Website – https://www.nps.gov/thro/index.htm Medora, North Dakota
This summer, our big adventure was having a new baby. But LAST summer we took a month-long road trip out to Montana.
New “National Park” national park #2 for us on this trip was Theodore Roosevelt in North Dakota. I wasn’t expecting much out of our two night, two day stay, pretty much just another Badlands National Park. Instead I found a real contender for one of my favorite national parks.
We rolled into Medora in the late afternoon, having stopped a few places in our drive across most of North Dakota [...]