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August 31, 2022

Riverview Beach Park – Pennsville, NJ

Riverview Beach Park – Pennsville, Salem County, NJ Distance – About 1 3/4 to 2 miles total miles of trails.  Our loop was maybe 1.3 miles. Type – Loop Difficulty:  1 of 10

Website – Pennsville Recreation Department Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – field Surface – paved with some dirt

Trailheads – N 39° 39.449 W 075° 31.246

Directions – 5 N Broadway, Pennsville, NJ 08070

Parking – Medium sized lot

Dog friendly? Unsure Stroller friendly? Yes Benches? Yes

Facilities?: Bathrooms and playground

Markings – None Map –

 

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October 16, 2021

Fort Billings Park – Paulsboro, NJ

Fort Billings Park – Paulsboro, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – 1/3 miles total Type – No marked trail Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – https://paulsboronj.org/boards-groups/fort-billingsport-preservation-committee/ Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Field Surface – Lawn

Trailheads – N 39° 50.765 W 075° 14.995

Directions – Clonmell Road & North Delaware St, Paulsboro, NJ

Parking – Good sized lot in park

Dog friendly? Unsure Stroller friendly? Maybe heavy duty strollers Benches? Yes Facilities?: No Other: Picnic pavillions and playground

Markings – None Map – None (you’ll [...]

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June 20, 2020

Signal Hill Tract – Clementon, NJ

Signal Hill Tract – Clementon, Camden County, NJ Distance – not sure how many  miles total, we did 1 1/2 and definitely missed some trails. Type – Intersecting loops Difficulty:  3 of 10 – hills!  Hills!

Website – None Open – 8 am to dusk

Terrain – Hills and forest Surface – dirt trails

Trailheads – 39°47’50.78″N, 74°59’32.44″W

Directions – Cherry Lane and Davis Ave, Clementon, NJ

Parking – Roadside parking

Dog friendly? It says dogs aren’t allowed on town land except “as designated”, and I didn’t see it designated.  So I think [...]

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December 2, 2019

Coffins Corner – Voorhees, NJ

Edward Winslow Coffin & Coffin’s Corner – History of Voorhees, NJ From the 1857 Barnes map .

Updated: 4/24/21 – the house was knocked down earlier this week.

The Coffin family can be traced back to 12th Century England, but entered into South Jersey history in the 1800s with William Coffin, whose father had come down from New England (where the family had roots going back to the Mayflower).  William Coffin became, among other things, the proprietor of the tavern at Long-a-Coming (now Berlin) before going into the glass making business.  As part of this business, he went on to found the towns of Hammonton (named in honor of his son John Hammond Coffin) [...]

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