Updated: 12/2/19 – 2nd chance for the Coffin Tenant house!
The Coffin family can be traced back to 12th Century England, but entered into South Jersey history in the 1800s with William Coffin, whose father had come down from New England (where the family had roots going back to the Mayflower). William Coffin became, among other things, the proprietor of the tavern at Long-a-Coming (now Berlin) before going into the glass making business. As part of this business, he went on to found the towns of [...]
Beaver Branch Park/Green Acres Park – Runnemede, Camden County, NJ Distance – 0.9 miles total Type – Loop Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Runnemede Parks Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Meadows, swamps, wetlands, forest Surface – paved
Trailheads – 39°51’7.18″N, 75° 5’32.38″W
Directions – Green Acres Park, Dettmar Terrace, Runnemede, NJ
Parking – Large lot
Dog friendly? Yes, must be leashed Stroller friendly? Yes Benches? Yes Facilities?: Bathrooms, not sure how often they are locked or unlocked
Markings – None, but easy to follow Map – None, [...]
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
Cramer Hill Nature Preserve – Camden, Camden County, NJ Distance – about 1 mile total of trails Type – Loop with a branch Difficulty: 2 of 10 – some flooded out areas
Website – New Jersey Conservation Foundation Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – woods and wetlands Surface – Woodchips, dirt, and (thanks non-stop rain) mud
Trailheads – 39°57’55.27″N, 75° 5’8.29″W
Directions – 36th Street and Farragut Ave, Camden, NJ
Parking – Small lot
Dog friendly? Yes Stroller friendly? No Benches? None Facilities?: None
Markings – None, but [...]