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 [...]
Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail – North Branch Rancocas Creek – Birmingham (Pemberton) to Mt. Holly, Burlington County, NJ Distance: 8 miles Type: One way Difficulty: 6 of 10 – blow downs along the first mile can be tricky, but should be way less of a problem in higher water.
Website: Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail – Burlington County Parks
Terrain – Shady section of river with heavy woods on either side, mixed with the backyards of homes along the creek
Put in – Birmingham Road – 39°58’45.17″N, 74°42’35.59″W – Mile 6.0 on the Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail
Begin portage at Smithville/Take out [...]
Wishbone Trail – Rancocas Creek National Water Trail paddle – Mt. Holly to Hainsport, Burlington County, NJ Distance – roughly 8 miles Time – usually 3 to 4 hours (took us just over 3) Type – down the North Branch of Rancocas Creek, then up the South branch! Difficulty: 7 of 10 (for paddling against the current the last mile and a half) Total score: 10 of 10
Website – Ranococas Creek National Water Trail (proposed) Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – the river passes through the middle of town, as well as through forests and swamps.
Launches – Mount Holly – Launch at 39°59’24.58″N, [...]