Five years ago, I started a blog about hiking in South Jersey as an excuse to go exploring with my then one year old son. I expected maybe four people to ever read it, and that estimate included if my mom could figure out how to get to it to see pictures of her grandson (she hasn’t yet).
Five years (and two kids later), we’ve explored 166 trails in South Jersey and counting. We’ve made many new friends, been invited to part of some amazing experiences, and have had a total of ELEVEN people read our posts (okay, maybe more like fourteen people… wait, 700,000 hits so far!?).
So, in celebration of five years, we present the Top 20 Trails in South [...]
The 2018 Cumberland County Winter Eagle Festival is coming up on Saturday, February 3rd! $10 per adult, $5 per kid 12 and under. This looks like a really great event, anyone been before?
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Unexpected Wildlife Refuge – Newfield, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – 10 miles of trails. (Did 5 miles here the first time, and 3.75 the second) Type – Web of trails Difficulty: 6 of 10 – for balancing acts on bridges and getting over/around/under blow downs
Website – http://www.unexpectedwildliferefuge.org/ Open – By appointment (see how to make an appointment below)
Terrain – pinelands and swamps Surface – dirt, sand, bridges
Trailheads – 39°33’35.68″N, 74°55’44.25″W
Port Republic Trail System – Trails West of English Creek-Port Republic Road – Port Republic, Atlantic County, NJ Distance – Not sure how many miles of trails on this side (5? 6?). We did 4 1/4 miles of hiking with a few bits of loop backs using the Bog Trail, Nuthatch Trail, Bog to English Creek Connector, Peninsula Trail, South Side, Bridge Bypass, and some of the old roads. Type – Web Difficulty: 3 of 10 – lots of trails, bit easy to get crossed up
Website – Port Republic Trail System (Facebook page, no website) Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – pine forest, lakeside, swamp, and more Surface – dirt
Trailheads – [...]