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August 22, 2016

Michael Huber Prairie Warbler Preserve – Woodland Township, NJ

Michael Huber Prairie Warbler Preserve – Woodland Township, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 13 miles of trails (we did 5 1/2 miles of hiking here, including some backtracking on trails when necessary.  ANY hike here will require at least some backtracking to complete loops or to get back to trailheads) Type – Web of trails Difficulty:  3 of 10 – downed trees near the intersection of the Yellow  and Green Trails were tricky, but the rest of the trails were pretty easy Total score:  6 of 10

Website – njconservation.org Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – pinelands, swamps, and spungs!

Trailheads –  Official – [...]

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April 16, 2016

Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve – Cape May Court House, NJ

Beautiful hike through the woods and swamps of Cape May County.
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December 20, 2015

Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge – Galloway Township, NJ

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge – Galloway Township, Atlantic County, NJ Distance – 4 miles of dedicated hiking trails, plus you can hiking along the 8 mile scenic road to create trail loops. Type – Loops and out-and-backs. Difficulty: 3 of 10 – trail (especially on road) very exposed to sun, wind, and the elements. Total score: 8 of 10

Website – Forsythe NWR and Friends of Forsythe Open – Sunrise to Sunset. Admission – $4 a car (in November 2015)

Terrain – marshland, woodland, and meadow.

Directions – 800 Great Creek Road Galloway, New Jersey 08205

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June 29, 2014

Dunes Trail and Marsh Trail – Two Mile Beach Unit – Cape May NWR – Wildwood, NJ

Dunes Trail & Marsh Trail – Two Mile Beach Unit – Cape May National Wildlife Refuge – Wildwood Crest (Lower Township), Cape May County, NJ

Distance: Dunes Trail (0.9 miles one way, 1.8 miles round trip) and Marsh Trail (0.1 miles one way, 0.2 miles round trip) Type: Each is an out and back Difficulty: 3 of 10 – sand can be hard to walk in.  Marsh trail is a 1 of 10.

Terrain – sand dunes and beach (Dunes Trail), salt marsh (Marsh Trail)

Trailheads –  38° 57.169’N,  74° 51.418’W (parking lot for either trail) or  38° 57.256’N,  74° 51.032’W (beach access for Dunes Trail)

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