It’s summer. Hiking is hot. But you still want to do it. Because its awesome. But it’s hot.
Solution? Go for a hike, then for a swim! Here are six South Jersey hikes that you can swim after without having to get back into the car to go somewhere else!
Note -click on the name of the trail to go to the trail information about that trail!
#6 – Red and Blue Trails – Wharton State Forest – Shamong, Burlington/Atlantic County, NJ – 1 mile Cost – $5 per car during the week, $10 per car on the weekend (2017 – New Jersey residents, more expensive for those from other states) Official information – Wharton State [...]
Atsion Lake Paddle – Atsion Recreation Area, Wharton State Forest, Shamong, Burlington County, NJ Distance: The lake is over a mile long and up to a 1/4 mile wide. Can also come in from the Goshen Pond area, which Dan kayaked in from (roughly two miles, one way). We did a mile and a half in two relatively short trips, and we didn’t even get more than halfway down the lake. Type: Out and back Difficulty: 4 of 10 – Middle of the lake lack of current can be a pain in the arms. Total score: 6 of 10.
Fees – If putting in at Atsion, $10 on weekends and $5 on weekdays to get into the lake area (in season)
Rentals – A boat concession [...]
Red and Blue Trails – Atsion Lake, Atsion Recreation Area, Wharton State Forest, Shamong, Burlington County, NJ Distance: 1 mile Type: Figure 8 trail Difficulty: 1 of 10 Total score: 7 of 10
Website – Wharton State Forest Open – Hours are seasonal Entrance fee – $5 on weekdays, $10 on weekends (so you might as well bring your swim trunks and enjoy the lake while you’re here!)
Terrain – flat lakeside forest and marsh
Trailhead – 39°44’18.87″N, 74°43’57.51″W