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July 23, 2017

Washington Crossing State Park – Hopewell Township, NJ

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,  [...]

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January 16, 2017

Hugg-Harrison House and New Saint Mary’s Cemetery – Bellmawr, NJ

Hugg-Harrison House and New St Mary’s Cemetery 515 W Browning Rd Bellmawr, Camden County, NJ Updated: July 6, 2017

Hugg-Harrison House – Facebook – Save the Historic Hugg Harrison House

St Marys – Website – www.camdendiocese.org/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Saint-Marys-Cemetary/120712084606805

Sad update: As many people probably already know, the state illegally demolished this historic house in the early hours of March 2017.  While the state launched an investigation, nothing has yet been done as of July 2017.

One of my father-son hobbies with The Pres is exploring graveyards.  I’ve always been fascinated by [...]

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October 7, 2016

Save the Historic Hugg-Harrison House!

So, I somehow ended up at a public meeting last night.  I’m not normally a public meeting guy.  And it had been a long day at work.  Besides, I hadn’t even planned on going.

But ten minutes before it started, I found my car heading in that direction.  I ended up at the…

Public Meeting at the Bellmawr Public Library.

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March 5, 2015

Where Washington and Molly Pitcher fought! Monmouth Battlefield – Manalapan, NJ

South Trails – Monmouth Battlefield State Park – Manalapan/Freehold, Monmouth County, NJ Distance: 15 miles of hiking trails for the park.  About 7 miles in the southern part of the park.  (We did about 3 miles) Type: Interconnected web Difficulty: 2 of 10.

Website – New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry

Terrain – rolling fields and hills, forest, farmland

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