Oldman’s Creek Preserve – Swedesboro, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – 2 miles total (includes backtracking… oh so much backtracking) Type – Series of out-and-backs Difficulty: 2 of 10 – few muddy spots to navigate
Website – Oldman’s Creek Preserve Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Forest and some swamp Surface – Pavement to dirt pack to mud to grass
Trailheads – 39°42’52.17″N, 75°21’54.26″W
Voyageurs National Park Website – https://www.nps.gov/voya/index.htm International Falls, Minnesota
This summer, our big adventure was having a new baby. But LAST summer we took a month-long road trip out to Montana.
Our destination for Day #4 was Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota, way up on the border with Canada, and our first new “National Park” National Park for this trip.
This park is mostly water, but we decided to start out with a hike on Lake Kabetogama. The hike starts just around the corner from the Ash River Visitors Center and was three miles.
We then [...]
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, [...]
Waterworks Woods – Moorestown, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 1.6 miles total (which seemed to cover all the trails except for a little connector) Type – A few interconnecting loops, with lollipops at the end. Difficulty: 3 of 10
Website – S.T.E.M (Save the Environment of Moorestown) Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Lakeside woods and swamp Surface – mostly dirt
Trailheads: King’s Highway – 39°57’6.55″N, 74°58’8.86″W
Nixon Road – 39°56’55.97″N, 74°57’50.91″W