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December 30, 2018

The Painted Rock of 539 – Lacey Township, NJ

Painted Rock Address – Route 539 Lacey Township, NJ

Coordinates –  39°52’40.20″N,  74°22’35.86″W Open – 24 hours Cost – Free

Directions – located just under 6 miles north on Route 539 from Route 72.

Many years ago, a huge rock ended up by the side of the road in the pine barrens.  This is no glacial erratic, this rock was reportedly destined to be part of the jetty at Barnegat Lighthouse, but never quite made it.  As large rocks tend to do, it became a target for graffiti artists.

In the late 1990s, a local gentleman began to paint it seasonally.  Sometimes it was a pumpkin.  Sometimes a [...]

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May 8, 2018

Ebright Azimuth… the highest point in Delaware

Ebright Azimuth – the highest point in Delaware! Ebright Road and Ramblewood Drive, Wilmington, DE

On a blustery “Spring” day, Mrs. South Jersey Trails and I spent our first day away from all three kids in nine months.  So where did we go?  On an epic venture to summit the highest point in Delaware – Ebright Azimuth.

We parked our car on Ramblewood Drive, out of the way of traffic on Ebright Road.  From there, it was a grueling climb of zero elevation spaced out over dozens of feet to reach the historic sign designating the highest point of this state famous for its high peaks.

The [...]

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