This Saturday will be the 91st Annual Emilio Carranza Memorial Ceremony, hosted by American Legion Post 11 of Mt Holly.
So who was Emilio Carranza and why is he honored each year in a clearing in the middle of the pine barrens? Carranza, whose family help several important positions in that country, was an early aviator of that country. He is often referred to as “the Lindbergh of Mexico”, and was a friend of Charles Lindbergh. In 1928, Carranza attempted to fly non-stop from Mexico City to Washington, D.C. on a goodwill flight. He fell just short due to bad weather, but finished his flight the next day and was greeted as a hero in our [...]
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 [...]
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
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