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
Battleship New Jersey – Camden, Camden County, New Jersey Website – http://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/ Address – 100 Clinton Street, Camden, NJ
So one of my favorite places in South Jersey is the Battleship USS New Jersey. Over the years, I’ve done a lot of work cleaning her with the scouts, helping out with Eagle Projects there, and welcome soldiers and sailors there for Thanksgiving dinner.
When looking out the window of the PATCO train earlier this summer, The Pres asked if we could go see the battle ship. He’d only been next to it, and I realized that for my score of times I’d been on it, I’d never actually done the [...]
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