Maurice River Bicycle and Walking Trail – Millville, Cumberland County, NJ Distance – miles total Type – 1.5 miles or so (one way of an out-and-back) Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River and Its Tributaries Open – Dawn to dusk
Terrain – Riverside woods, meadows, and wetlands Surface – paved and crushed gravel
Trailheads – 39°23’43.73″N, 75° 2’23.50″W (Buck Park trailhead) 39°23’59.43″N, 75° 3’14.33″W (Sharp Street Park trailhead)
Manasquan Reservoir County Park – Howell Township, Monmouth County, NJ Distance – 7.5 miles of trails total Type – Loops Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Monmouth County Parks Open – Park opens daily at 7 a.m. November 1-March 31 and 6 a.m. April 1-October 31. Closing time is 9 p.m. through August 19; 8:30 p.m. August 20-September 3; and 8 p.m. September 4-23.
Terrain – Lakeside woods and wetlands Surface – Crushed stone
Trailheads – 40°10’14.75″N, 74°12’18.52″W (this is the one that we used) 40°10’38.76″N, 74°13’14.19″W 40°10’50.47″N, [...]
Blue Trail (Eastwick Drive Bike Path & Old Egg Harbor Road Bike Path) – Gibbsboro Greenway – Gibbsboro, Camden County, NJ Distance – 1.1 miles one way (about another 0.2 miles if you park where we did) – we did 3 miles total on our hike along this trail Type – Out-and-back Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Gibbsboro Greenway Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Woods, meadows, and suburbs Surface – Paved trail
Trailheads – 39°49’48.24″N, 74°57’20.17″W
Burlington County Prison Museum – Mount Holly, NJ High Street and Grant Street, Mt Holly, NJ Website – http://www.prisonmuseum.net/
It was supposed to be really hot and possibly rain, so Daddy Camp went with an indoor field trip to the historic Mount Holly Prison. Along for the ride was good ol’ Fake Uncle Pat (one of many fake uncles my kids have, boy will they be confused when they have to do a family tree project at some point).
You come into the prison, pay at the front desk, get a short history lesson, and are then free to explore the building. What you find is an awesome piece of history.
The prison opened in 1811 and was state [...]