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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

Trailheads –  [...]

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May 15, 2017

Mill Pond Trail – Port Republic, NJ

Mill Pond Trail – Port Republic Trail System  – Port Republic, Atlantic County, NJ Distance – 1.9 miles total (does not include the cut through, nor the access trail to get to other parts of the wider trail system) Type – Loop Difficulty:  2 of 10 Total score: 7 of 10

NOTE – we also covered the trails in this system on the other side of Port Republic-English Creek Road.

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

Terrain – pine forest with a bit of swamp Surface – dirt

Trailheads –  39°30’39.03″N,  74°30’15.30″W


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May 9, 2016

Sheep Shearing – Swan Bay Folk Art Center

Sheep Shearing Swan Bay Folk Art Center Port Republic, Atlantic County, NJ April 23, 2016

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Gary and Niki Giberson are two very talented folks – carving duck decoys, making baskets, and weaving… helping keep those folk arts alive in South Jersey.  They are also very generous with their time and talent, opening a folk art center in the late 1980s to educate the public about these arts, even holding classes for the community.

They also keep their own flock of sheep, for wool purposes.  Once a year, those sheep get their annual haircut, and the Gibersons [...]

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