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January 5, 2018

2017 – Year in Review – 10 Favorite Trails

We had a quite a 2017.  Adorable new baby to hike with, fancy new website, and some media attention starting with a feature in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

He likes hiking too.

It was quite a year on the trails too.  In 2017, we hiked about 780 miles, including hiking 31 new-to-us trails in South Jersey!  So as we do each year, our 10 favorite trails that we hiked for the first time this year:

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July 18, 2017

Cape Island Creek Paddle – Cape May, NJ

Cape Island Creek Paddle – Cape May Lower Township, Cape May County, NJ Distance – 3 3/4 miles total Time – Took us 2 hours total Type – Out-and-back paddle Difficulty: 3 of 10 – low bridges.  Potential for tide issues. Total score: 6 of 10

Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Tidal marshes

Put ins (these are less than a tenth of a mile apart): Spicer’s Creek Boat Ramp – 38 57.046 ` 74 54.593 Miss Chris Marina (if renting from them, which we did) –  38°57’0.56″N,  74°54’38.30″W

Take outs: Same

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July 13, 2017

Hike AND Swim – 6 places to pair them up in South Jersey!

It’s summer.  Hiking is hot.  But you still want to do it.  Because its awesome. But it’s hot.

Solution?  Go for a hike, then for a swim! Here are six South Jersey hikes that you can swim after without having to get back into the car to go somewhere else!

Note -click on the name of the trail to go to the trail information about that trail!

#6 – Red and Blue Trails – Wharton State Forest – Shamong, Burlington/Atlantic County, NJ – 1 mile Cost – $5 per car during the week, $10 per car on the weekend (2017 – New Jersey residents, more expensive for those from other states) Official information – Wharton State [...]

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July 13, 2017

Belleplain State Forest – Woodbine, NJ

Belleplain State Forest – Woodbine, Cape May County, NJ Distance –  47 miles of trails (seriously).  So far covered – 1.6 miles of trails (have a few more miles to do here) Difficulty:  3 of 10 – some muddy spots to navigate Admission cost – Between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend!  Cost is $5 on a weekday or $10 on a weekend per VEHICLE if you live in the great state of New Jersey.  For folks from other states, it’s double.

Website – Belleplain State Forest Open – Sunrise to Sunset. Camping is also available here!  Make it a weekend!

Terrain – Woods, swamp Surface – Various

Trailheads – Nature Trail 1 [...]

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