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August 5, 2019

Big Timber Creek (South Branch) Paddle – Deptford, NJ to Westville, NJ – 8 miles

Big Timber Creek, South Branch – Old Pine Farms – Deptford Township, Gloucester County, NJ to River Dr, Westville, Gloucester County, NJ or Brooklawn Community Park, Camden County, NJ Distance: 8 miles from launch to the Delaware River (another 0.7 miles back to the take out) Type: One way Difficulty: 2 of 10 as long as you are with the tide.

Terrain – Wide, tidal river with marshes

Put ins – Old Pine Farms –  39°48’43.23″N,  75° 5’5.77″W (1/4 mile carry in between parking and ramp) – Parking at the end of Rankin Ave in Deptford, NJ

 

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August 2, 2018

Maurice River Bicycle and Walking Trail – Millville, NJ

Maurice River Bicycle and Walking Trail – Millville, Cumberland County, NJ Distance –  miles total Type – 1.5 miles or so (one way of an out-and-back) Difficulty:  1 of 10

Website – Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River and Its Tributaries Open – Dawn to dusk

Terrain – Riverside woods, meadows, and wetlands Surface – paved and crushed gravel

Trailheads –  39°23’43.73″N,  75° 2’23.50″W (Buck Park trailhead) 39°23’59.43″N,  75° 3’14.33″W (Sharp Street Park trailhead)

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October 29, 2017

Egg Island Wildlife Management Area – Fortesque, NJ

Egg Island Wildlife Management Area – Fortesque (Downe Township), Cumberland County, NJ Distance – 1  mile total (but could have gone further) Type – Out-and-back Difficulty:  1 of 10 Total score: 6 of 10

Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Salt marsh and beach Surface – Mostly sandy beach

Trailheads – 39°13’25.30″N,  75° 9’59.11″W.  Note that this trailhead IS the road.

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August 2, 2017

Voyageurs National Park – International Falls, Minnesota

Voyageurs National Park Website – https://www.nps.gov/voya/index.htm International Falls, Minnesota

This summer, our big adventure was having a new baby.  But LAST summer we took a month-long road trip out to Montana.

Our destination for Day #4 was Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota, way up on the border with Canada, and our first new “National Park” National Park for this trip.

This park is mostly water, but we decided to start out with a hike on Lake Kabetogama.  The hike starts just around the corner from the Ash River Visitors Center and was three miles.

 

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