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May 15, 2017

Mill Pond Trail – Port Republic, NJ

Mill Pond Trail – Port Republic Trail System  – Port Republic, Atlantic County, NJ Distance – 1.9 miles total (does not include the cut through, nor the access trail to get to other parts of the wider trail system) Type – Loop Difficulty:  2 of 10 Total score: 7 of 10

Website – Port Republic Trail System (Facebook page, no website) Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – pine forest with a bit of swamp Surface – dirt

Trailheads –  39°30’39.03″N,  74°30’15.30″W

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March 15, 2017

Best Hikes in the Pine Barrens

So today marks FOUR YEARS of this ridiculous blog.  I’ll type that again for dramatic effect- FOUR YEARS.

Four is an important number for this blog, because, when I started, I figured that was about top end estimate for how many people would ever look that this big, dumb prestigious project of mine (and that was counting on my mother being able to find it on the Internet to see cute pictures of her grandson). But my, oh, my, how we’ve grown up.  In the past four years, nearly EIGHT PEOPLE have read this blog.

Okay, it’s a few more than that, and sometimes I worry about you folks because of that.  But thanks just the same for coming along for [...]


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February 14, 2017

John’s Woods Preserve and Weymouth County Park – Mays Landing, NJ

John’s Woods Preserve and Weymouth County Park – ,  County, NJ Distance –  2.5 miles total (not including wandering around Weymouth Furnace) Type – Out and back with a branch down to the river. Difficulty:  4 of 10 – trail not well marked, sometimes all but disappears. Total score: 5 of 10

If you are looking for information on canoeing the Great Egg Harbor River from Weymouth, check here

Website – Atlantic County Parks Open – 7:30 AM to 1/2 hour after sunset.

Terrain – woods with some wetlands Surface – dirt and sand

Trailheads: Weymouth – no hiking trails John’s Woods [...]

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February 12, 2017

Egg Harbor Township Nature Reserve – Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Egg Harbor Township Nature Reserve – Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, NJ Distance –  6 miles of trails total (we saw most of the preserve with a hike of 3 1/4 miles) Type – Web of trails Difficulty:  3 of 10 Total score: 8 of 10

Website – Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – forest, marsh, lakeside sand. Surface – mostly dirt surfaces

Trailheads –  39°21’32.48″N,  74°39’4.46″W (parking lot on Zion Road) 39°21’41.77″N,  74°39’21.16″W (parking lot by nature center)

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