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March 3, 2018

Camp Acagisca Group Campground – Mays Landing, NJ

Camp Acagisca Group Campground Atlantic County Parks Mays Landing, NJ

Address: 6755 Weymouth Road, Mays Landing, NJ 08088 Coordinates:   39°29’20.71″N,  74°45’56.73″W

Directions: Turn at 67855 onto the gated road.  When the road curves to the left, stay straight to go into the campsites.

Access: Dirt road, but accessible by most any vehicle under normal conditions.  Make sure to check in with the office the morning that you are camping, we’ve gotten there a few times to find the gate locked.

Website for official info: Atlantic County Parks – Camping

Website for campsite booking and pricing: Atlantic County [...]

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January 5, 2018

2017 – Year in Review – 10 Favorite Trails

We had a quite a 2017.  Adorable new baby to hike with, fancy new website, and some media attention starting with a feature in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

He likes hiking too.

It was quite a year on the trails too.  In 2017, we hiked about 780 miles, including hiking 31 new-to-us trails in South Jersey!  So as we do each year, our 10 favorite trails that we hiked for the first time this year:


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December 31, 2017

Port Republic Trail System (West side) – Port Republic, NJ

Port Republic Trail System – Trails West of English Creek-Port Republic Road – Port Republic, Atlantic County, NJ Distance – Not sure how many miles of trails on this side (5?  6?).  We did 4 1/4 miles of hiking with a few bits of loop backs using the Bog Trail, Nuthatch Trail, Bog to English Creek Connector, Peninsula Trail, South Side, Bridge Bypass, and some of the old roads. Type – Web Difficulty:  3 of 10 – lots of trails, bit easy to get crossed up

Website – Port Republic Trail System (Facebook page, no website) Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – pine forest, lakeside, swamp, and more Surface – dirt

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December 31, 2017

Bear Swamp at Red Lion Preserve (Section B)- Southampton Township and Tabernacle, NJ

Bear Swamp at Red Lion Preserve (Section B) – Southampton and Tabernacle, Burlington County, NJ Distance – a bit over 2 miles total between the two trails Type – A pair of out-and-back hikes that fork. Difficulty: 4 of 10 – trails can be tough to follow at times

Website – Bear Swamp at Red Lion Preserve Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Pine woods and cedar swamp Surface – Sand

Trailheads – South Trail (Tabernacle) –  39°52’12.72″N,  74°42’28.12″W North Trail (Southampton) –  39°52’34.72″N,  74°42’53.07″W

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