Grave of Henry Charlton Beck Harleigh Cemetery 1640 Haddon Ave Camden, NJ 08103 GPS Coordinates – 39°55’27.20″N, 75° 5’19.56″W
It started with a slow news day…
“…the foreman of a newspaper composing-room, always ready with ideas for making busy people busier, proposed that an honest effort should be made to locate the town still indicated on maps of New Jersey by the mysterious name of Ong’s Hat,” (Forgotten Towns of Southern New Jersey, 1936)
Henry Charlton Beck, a reporter for the Camden Courier-Post, was the one sent out in an old car down suspect roads with a photographer who could also [...]
Merchantville Bike Trail – Merchantville, Camden County, NJ Distance – 1.1 miles one way (2.2 out-and-back) Type – Out-and-back Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – https://merchantvillenj.gov/ Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Flat Surface – Paved
Trailheads – East trailhead – 39°57’10.61″N, 75° 2’36.87″W West trailhead – 39°57’3.00″N, 75° 3’46.54″W
Blue Trail (Eastwick Drive Bike Path & Old Egg Harbor Road Bike Path) – Gibbsboro Greenway – Gibbsboro, Camden County, NJ Distance – 1.1 miles one way (about another 0.2 miles if you park where we did) – we did 3 miles total on our hike along this trail Type – Out-and-back Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Gibbsboro Greenway Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Woods, meadows, and suburbs Surface – Paved trail
Trailheads – 39°49’48.24″N, 74°57’20.17″W
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 [...]