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June 16, 2019

Petty’s Island History Hike – Pennsauken, NJ

Petty’s Island – Future State Park – Pennsauken, Camden County, NJ Distance – 2 1/2  miles total

Official Website – https://nj.gov/dep/njnlt/pettysisland.htm NJ Audubon – https://njaudubon.org/centers/pettys-island-preserve/

*HUGE MASSIVELY IMPORTANT NOTE*

Please note that Petty’s Island is CLOSED to the public at this time!  The only way onto the island is one of the tours run through the New Jersey Audubon Society!  These tours are FREE, but require snagging a free ticket, which tend to go in days, if not hours.  CITGO still owns the property at this time, which is protected by a guard [...]

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April 27, 2019

Cape May County Park Central and Zoo – Cape May Courthouse, NJ

Cape May County Park Central & Zoo – Cape May Courthouse, Cape May County, NJ Distance – No distances on maps.  We did 2 miles in the zoo and another mile outside (while missing most of the trail system) Type – Loops Difficulty:  1 of 10 Cost – Fee for the zoo is a donation, help them out!

Website – Cape May County Park Central and Cape May County Zoo Open – 7 AM to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods, fields, swamps Surface – Paved and boardwalks

Trailheads – 39° 6’9.80″N, 74°48’46.59″W

Directions –707 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210

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April 26, 2019

Malaga Lake Nature Trail – Franklin Township, NJ – 1.1 miles

Malaga Lake Nature Trail – Malaga Lake Park – Franklin Township, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – 1.1 miles total Type – Lollipop Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Franklin Township Website Open – Sunrise to Sunset

Terrain – woods and wetlands Surface – Dirt

Trailheads – 39°34’51.19″N, 75° 3’25.31″W

Directions – 445 Malaga Park Dr, Malaga, NJ 08328

Parking – Two good sized lots, one next to the playground, one by the boat launch

Dog friendly? No dogs allowed on the beach, did not see any notices by the trail itself (and saw and pet three dogs along the [...]

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April 6, 2019

Wharton State Forest Loop – Mullica River Trail/Beaver Pond-Quaker Bridge Trail/Wilderness Connector loop – Shamong, NJ

Wharton Loop – Mullica River Trail/Beaver Pond-Quaker Bridge Trail/Wilderness Connector Loop – Wharton State Forest, Shamong,  Burlington County, NJ Distance – 9.9 miles total Type – Lollipop trail Difficulty: 2 of 10

Website – http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/wharton.html Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Forest and swamp Surface – Sand

Trailheads – 39°44’30.37″N,  74°43’33.55″W (next to Atsion Ranger Station)

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