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October 13, 2021

Cushetunk Trail – Round Valley Recreation Area – Lebanon, NJ

Cushetunk Trail – Round Valley Recreation Area – Lebanon, Hunterdon County, NJ Distance –  8.4 miles total one way (16.8 if you do the whole trail out and back) Type – Out-and-back Difficulty: 6 of 10

Website – https://www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/roundvalleyrecreationarea.html Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Hilly Surface – Dirt, gravel, grass – depending on section

Trailheads – N 40° 37.153 W 074° 50.980

Directions – 1220 Stanton Lebanon Rd, Lebanon, NJ 08833

Parking – Lots at trailhead.  Make sure to check in at the park office first and get your permit.

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August 28, 2021

Thompsons Beach – Heislerville, NJ

Thompsons Beach – Heislerville (Maurice River Township), Cumberland County, NJ Distance –  miles total Type – 3/4 of a mile (one way) to get to the beach.  About a mile of beachfront to explore.  Our total was a little over two miles. Difficulty: ?  of 10 (the way we did it, 2 of 10.  If that mud and flooding is around, 3018 of 10)

Website – https://corporate.pseg.com/corporatecitizenship/environmentalpolicyandinitiatives/estuaryenhancementprogram Open – dawn to dusk

Terrain – marsh, bayshore Surface – crushed shells, sand

Trailheads – 39°12’10.38″N, 74°59’36.77″W

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July 8, 2021

Round Valley Reservoir Campground – Lebanon, NJ

Round Valley Reservoir Campground Round Valley Recreation Area Lebanon, Hunterdon County, NJ

Address: 1220 Stanton Lebanon Rd, Lebanon, NJ 08833

Coordinates: N 40° 36.307 W 074° 49.944 (where the trail enters the camping area)

Directions: Drive to the park offices to register, then it’s a paddle or a hike to get to the campground.

Access: NO CAR ACCESS, paddle or hike only.

Website for official info: https://www.njparksandforests.org/parks/roundvalleyrecreationarea.html

Website for campsite booking and pricing: www.camping.nj.gov

Campground Map: Click here for full sized map 

Pet friendly?: From website (as of [...]

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September 4, 2020

Sourland Mountain Preserve – Hillsborough/Montgomery Township, NJ

Sourland Mountain Preserve – Hillsborough/Montgomery Township, Somerset County, NJ Distance – 9 miles total of trails (I did 3 1/2 miles) Type – interlocking loops Difficulty: 3 of 10 (more elevation that I’m used to in flat South Jersey)

Website – Sourland Mountain Preserve Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Hills and woods Surface – Rock & dirt plus boardwalks

Trailheads – only one trailhead – 40°28’26.64″N, 74°41’41.77″W

Directions – 421 E Mountain Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844

Parking – large lot

Dog friendly? Leashed dogs allowed Stroller [...]

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