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August 7, 2019

The Woods at New Gretna & the Tuckerton Railroad- New Gretna, NJ

The Woods at New Gretna/Jersey Shore Live Steam Organization – New Gretna (Bass River Twp), Burlington County, NJ Distance – about 4 miles total (came from an article in the Pine Barrens Tribune), we did 1.2 miles around most of the perimeter. Type – Connected loops Difficulty:  1 of 10

Website – Facebook page (good to check, as they post whether the railroad will be open on any given Saturday) Open – Park is open sunrise to sunset.  Train seems to open on Saturdays in good weather, check out their Facebook to find out if they’ll have volunteers there on a particular Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.

Terrain – Woods Surface – [...]

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August 5, 2019

Big Timber Creek (South Branch) Paddle – Deptford, NJ to Westville, NJ – 8 miles

Big Timber Creek, South Branch – Old Pine Farms – Deptford Township, Gloucester County, NJ to River Dr, Westville, Gloucester County, NJ or Brooklawn Community Park, Camden County, NJ Distance: 8 miles from launch to the Delaware River (another 0.7 miles back to the take out) Type: One way Difficulty: 2 of 10 as long as you are with the tide.

Terrain – Wide, tidal river with marshes

Put ins – Old Pine Farms –  39°48’43.23″N,  75° 5’5.77″W (1/4 mile carry in between parking and ramp) – Parking at the end of Rankin Ave in Deptford, NJ

 

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July 11, 2019

Glassboro Wildlife Management Area – Clayton, NJ

Glassboro WMA – Clayton, Gloucester County, NJ Distance –  unknown miles of trails, we did 3 miles out and back and barely scratched the surface Type – a web of walkable dirt roads Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Division of Fish & Wildlife Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods, swamps Surface – Dirt and sand

Trailheads – 39°40’25.48″N, 75° 3’13.81″W

Directions – Carpenter Ave and Fries Mills Road, Clayton, NJ.

Parking – We parked on Whitney Way, but looks like room for a few cars at Carpenter Ave.

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July 2, 2019

D&R Canal State Park – Abbot Marshlands – Bordentown, NJ

D&R Canal State Park – Abbot Marshlands – Bordentown, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 4.5 miles total Type – One way trail Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Friends of Abbott Marshlands Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Fields, marsh, woods, river Surface – Mostly crushed stone

Trailheads – Bordentown Beach – 40° 8’50.63″N, 74°43’2.86″W Rt 295 Delaware River Overlook Trailhead – 40° 9’15.67″N, 74°43’2.21″W Canal Road Trailhead – 40°11’6.89″N, 74°44’47.16″W

Directions – Bordentown Beach – Located at the [...]

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