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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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December 9, 2018

Merchantville Bike Path – Merchantville, NJ

Merchantville Bike Trail – Merchantville, Camden County, NJ Distance –  1.1 miles one way (2.2 out-and-back) Type – Out-and-back Difficulty:  1 of 10

Website – https://merchantvillenj.gov/ Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Flat Surface – Paved

Trailheads – East trailhead –  39°57’10.61″N,  75° 2’36.87″W West trailhead –  39°57’3.00″N,  75° 3’46.54″W

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July 31, 2018

Wheaton Arts Nature Trail – Millville, NJ

Nature Trail – Wheaton Arts – Millville, Cumberland County, NJ Distance – 1/2 mile one way on an out-and-back trail (1 mile total) Type – out-and-back Difficulty:  1 of 10

Website – Wheaton Arts Open – April through December Open Six Days: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission – $10.00 Adults, $9.00 Senior Adults (62+), $7.00 Students, Children 5 and under are free (2018 rates… check http://www.wheatonarts.org/ for current rates)

Terrain – Woods and pond. Surface – Gravel

Trailheads –  39°24’34.06″N,  75° 1’16.66″W

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July 28, 2018

Burlington County Prison Museum – Mount Holly, NJ

Burlington County Prison Museum – Mount Holly, NJ High Street and Grant Street, Mt Holly, NJ Website – http://www.prisonmuseum.net/

It was supposed to be really hot and possibly rain, so Daddy Camp went with an indoor field trip to the historic Mount Holly Prison.  Along for the ride was good ol’ Fake Uncle Pat (one of many fake uncles my kids have, boy will they be confused when they have to do a family tree project at some point).

You come into the prison, pay at the front desk, get a short history lesson, and are then free to explore the building.  What you find is an awesome piece of history.

The prison opened in 1811 and was state [...]

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