Bostwick Lake Paddle – Upper Deerfield Township, Cumberland County, NJ Distance: Maybe 0.6 miles total Type: Out and back Difficulty: 1 of 10.
Official Website – https://upperdeerfield.com/Bostwick%20Lake/Bostwick%20Lake.htm Terrain – Pretty little lake
Put ins – N 39° 31.706 W 075° 16.076 Parking – Two lot areas with plenty of space.
Rentals – None
Description: A pretty little lake in Cumberland County co-owned by Deerfield Township and Hopewell Townships. This was owned by the five Bostwick Brothers, who owned it from 1927 to 1067. This was bought with money left by local conservationist Frank Stewart back in 1967. The lake [...]
Jacob’s Creek Trail at the Franz Preserve – Hopewell Township, Mercer County, NJ Distance – miles total Type – 2.7 miles total (that’s out and back) Difficulty: 4 of 10 (only because of needing to cross the stream, which is optional. Without that it is a 2 of 10 for a bit of elevation)
Website – New Jersey Trails Association Open – mid-February to mid-September – open every day from dawn to dusk mid-September to mid-February – open Sundays only from dawn to dusk
Terrain – creek, meadows, woods, and hills Surface – Dirt with some rocks
Trailheads – [...]
Fiddler’s Creek Preserve – Titusville, Mercer County, NJ Distance – We did 2 miles (with some backtracking on a lollipop). Maybe 2 1/2 trail miles here. Type – Series of connected loops Difficulty: 4 of 10 – large ravine you can journey into, steep climb in and out
Note – these trails are connected with Ted Stiles Preserve and Baldpate Mountain next door.
Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Woods, meadows (old farm fields), and a steep ravine to a creek Surface – Mostly dirt.
Trailheads – 40°18’59.92″N, 74°53’4.79″W (From preserve’s parking [...]
Washington Crossing State Park – Hopewell Township, Mercer County, NJ Distance – 14 miles of trail total, including a 2 mile bike trail and a 2.2 mile horse trail. We did 3.2 miles of trails Type – Web of trails Difficulty: 2 of 10 – some small hills to contend with Admission – Small fee per car on weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day (2017 – $5 in state, $7 for out-of-state)
Website – Washington Crossing State Park – DEP Open – 8 AM to 8 PM
Terrain – Woods, swamps, riverside, and fields Surface – Various, from paved to dirt to grass
Trailheads – 40°18’7.94″N, [...]