Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail – North Branch Rancocas Creek – Birmingham (Pemberton) to Mt. Holly, Burlington County, NJ Distance: 8 miles Type: One way Difficulty: 6 of 10 – blow downs along the first mile can be tricky, but should be way less of a problem in higher water.
Website: Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail – Burlington County Parks
Terrain – Shady section of river with heavy woods on either side, mixed with the backyards of homes along the creek
Put in – Birmingham Road – 39°58’45.17″N, 74°42’35.59″W – Mile 6.0 on the Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail
Begin portage at Smithville/Take out [...]
So today marks FOUR YEARS of this ridiculous blog. I’ll type that again for dramatic effect- FOUR YEARS.
Four is an important number for this blog, because, when I started, I figured that was about top end estimate for how many people would ever look that this big, dumb prestigious project of mine (and that was counting on my mother being able to find it on the Internet to see cute pictures of her grandson). But my, oh, my, how we’ve grown up. In the past four years, nearly EIGHT PEOPLE have read this blog.
Okay, it’s a few more than that, and sometimes I worry about you folks because of that. But thanks just the same for coming along for [...]
Wishbone Trail – Rancocas Creek National Water Trail paddle – Mt. Holly to Hainsport, Burlington County, NJ Distance – roughly 8 miles Time – usually 3 to 4 hours (took us just over 3) Type – down the North Branch of Rancocas Creek, then up the South branch! Difficulty: 7 of 10 (for paddling against the current the last mile and a half) Total score: 10 of 10
Website – Ranococas Creek National Water Trail (proposed) Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – the river passes through the middle of town, as well as through forests and swamps.
Launches – Mount Holly – Launch at 39°59’24.58″N, [...]
Little Woods on Rancocas Creek – Moorestown, Burlington County, NJ Distance – Just about 1 mile exactly. Type – Lollipop trail Difficulty: 3 of 10 – little bit of ups and downs, a few small downed trees to navigate.
Website – S.T.E.M – Save the Environment of Moorestown homepage Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Small hilly area, forests, creekside swamp
Trailheads – 39°59’54.60″N, 74°53’24.05″W (right next to the deer crossing sign!)