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 [...]
Camp Acagisca Group Campground Atlantic County Parks Mays Landing, NJ
Address: 6755 Weymouth Road, Mays Landing, NJ 08088 Coordinates: 39°29’20.71″N, 74°45’56.73″W
Directions: Turn at 67855 onto the gated road. When the road curves to the left, stay straight to go into the campsites.
Access: Dirt road, but accessible by most any vehicle under normal conditions. Make sure to check in with the office the morning that you are camping, we’ve gotten there a few times to find the gate locked.
Website for official info: Atlantic County Parks – Camping
Website for campsite booking and pricing: Atlantic County [...]
Blackwater Pond Park – Buena Borough, Atlantic County, NJ Distance – Maybe 3 miles of trails, nearly all of which require backtracking. (we did 2 1/2 miles, and missed 1 1/2 miles of paved path) Type – Web of out-and-backs Difficulty: 3 of 10 – parts of trail a bit overgrown (Tree Rider tripped a lot). One section had a ton of blowdowns, but others showed alot of evidence of chainsaws clearing the way. No markers, so not 100% sure what was trail vs just a deer path
Website – Buena Parks & Rec Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Fields, woods, and swamp Surface – Partially paved, partially dirt
Trailheads – [...]
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 – [...]