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January 5, 2022

Assiscunk Creek Paddle – Burlington County, NJ

Assiscunk Creek Paddle – Burlington, Burlington County, NJ Distance: 5 miles round trip (could paddle further upcreek than we did) Type: Out and back Difficulty: 3 of 10 – could have been a lot worse if we didn’t mostly turn with the ride

Official Website – None Terrain – Tidal creek

Put ins – N 40° 04.925 W 074° 51.038 Parking – Good sized lot at the launch.

Rentals – None

Map –

 

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Halloween morning, I went on my last paddle of the year to close out my first year of owning a kayak.  The body of water for the day?  Assiscunk Creek starting where it joins the Delaware River in [...]

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December 26, 2021

Lake Mathilde – Sicklerville, NJ

Lake Mathilde – Sicklerville, Camden County, NJ Distance – 0.8 miles total Type – Loop Difficulty:  2 of 10 – trail markers can be a little rough to follow

Website – None Open – Closes at dusk.

Terrain – Woods Surface – Dirt

Trailheads – N 39° 45.393 W 075° 01.390

Directions – Located off of Tombleson Road in Sicklerville, NJ

Parking – Parking spaces facing the lake on the road

Dog friendly? No dogs allowed Stroller friendly? Not stroller friendly Benches? No benches along the trail Facilities?: No facilities

Rules –

Markings – Blazes on trees Map [...]

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November 6, 2021

Bostwick Lake Paddle – Upper Deerfield Township, NJ

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 [...]

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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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