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Riverfront Park/Floodgates Road – Greenwich Township, NJ

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Riverfront Park/Floodgates Road – Greenwich Township, Gloucester County, NJ
Distance –  2 miles (total out-and-back)
Type – out-and-back
Difficulty: 1 of 10
Total score: 6 of 10

Website – None (*GASP*)
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – along the Delaware River and marshes
Surface – Flat, gravel road

Trailheads – 39°49’53.24″N,  75°19’54.37″W

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Scotland Run Park – Clayton, NJ

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Scotland Run Park – Clayton ,  Gloucester County, NJ
Distance –  Unknown miles of trails total ( we covered 2.8 miles by doing the outside loop behind the nature center, the Nature Trail, and the road walk to the boat ramp road, plus the distance between the trailheads).
Type – Loops/out-and-backs
Difficulty: 2  of 10 – trails unmarked
Total score: 5 of 10

Website – Gloucester County Parks
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Lake, woods, fields
Surface – Part paved, part grass, part dirt

Trailheads – Nature Trail –  39°39’27.27″N,  75° 3’9.80″W
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Trails behind Nature Center –  39°39’20.19″N,  75° 3’6.17″W
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Road walk down to boat ramp (closed to traffic) –  39°39’27.09″N,  75° 3’7.11″W
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2016 – Year in Review – 10 Favorite Trails

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In 2016, I hiked 32 new trails in South Jersey!  Why not take a look back at the highlights of an awesome year?

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Bowling Ball House of Gloucester County, NJ

People are totally awesome.  I pass home on the way to or from a hike fairly often, and I’d forgotten I took of picture of it until now.  So sharing is caring!  As always, be respectful!

According to a driving tour of found art installations in South Jersey put out by the Perkins Institute for the Arts – “Stanley Szymanski’s Bowling Balls – Like giant colorful lollipops on sticks, bowling balls outline Stanley’s yard. After retirement he built this playground for bowling balls and retired hobbyhorses. Plastic hobbyhorses and other cultural icons lead and flank these orderly rows and outline a parking area for visitors.”

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More pictures from someone who stopped at the property.

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9/11 Memorial Trail – Chestnut Branch Park – Mantua, NJ

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9/11 Memorial Trail – Chestnut Branch Park – Mantua, Gloucester County, NJ
Distance – 1.1 miles total round trip
Type – Lollipop
Difficulty:  2 of 10
Total score: 6 of 10

Website – Mantua Parks
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – small hills in a wooded area
Surface – paved (entrance trail) and dirt (woods trail)

Trailheads –  39°46’17.92″N,  75° 9’49.80″W
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Tall Pines State Preserve – Sewell, NJ

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Tall Pines State Preserve – Sewell, Gloucester County, NJ
Distance – about 4 miles of trails (no official measurements yet) – we did 2.6 miles (My second trip, did 4.3 miles with some backtracking)
Type – Web of trails
Difficulty:  2 of 10 – some small hills
Total score:  7 of 10
Updated: March 5, 2017

Website – Friends of Tall Pines State Preserve
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods, fields, and some swampy areas

Trailheads –  39°46’50.91″N,  75° 8’23.12″W
39°46’47.57″N,  75° 8’20.17″W

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Nehaunsey Park – Gibbstown, NJ

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Nehaunsey Park – Gibbstown, Gloucester County, NJ
Distance – A little over a mile one way (2.25 out-and-back)
Type – Out-and-back
Difficulty:  3 of 10 – few blow downs, trail a little tricky to follow in places
Total score:  6 of 10

Website – None.  (Whoa)
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – mostly forest and swampland.

Trailheads –  39°49’19.27″N,  75°16’45.32″W (two parts of the trail start here, one down the gated off road, one that starts next to the chain link fence.  Either one meets up later on the main walking trail).

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39°49’9.87″N,  75°16’8.51″W (behind school)

39°49’16.09″N,  75°16’29.78″W (power cut on Cucinotta Drive)

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