Cramer Hill Waterfront Park – Camden, Camden County, NJ Distance – A bit over 2 miles of trails, I did about 1.8 miles Type – Interlocking loops Difficulty: 3 of 10
Website – Official Website Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Grassy hills Surface – Paved trails
Trailheads – N 39° 57.066′ W 75° 6.442′
Directions – Two entrances near Harrison Ave and E State St, one on State and one on Harrison. Harrison is near the playground, State is near the kayak launch
Parking – Two good sized lots. Trailhead coordinates are for slightly smaller one near the kayak launch
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 [...]
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 [...]
Battleship New Jersey – Camden, Camden County, New Jersey Website – http://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/ Address – 100 Clinton Street, Camden, NJ
So one of my favorite places in South Jersey is the Battleship USS New Jersey. Over the years, I’ve done a lot of work cleaning her with the scouts, helping out with Eagle Projects there, and welcome soldiers and sailors there for Thanksgiving dinner.
When looking out the window of the PATCO train earlier this summer, The Pres asked if we could go see the battle ship. He’d only been next to it, and I realized that for my score of times I’d been on it, I’d never actually done the [...]