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November 6, 2021

Bostwick Lake Paddle – Upper Deerfield Township, NJ

Bostwick Lake Paddle – Upper Deerfield Township, Cumberland County, NJ Distance: Maybe 0.6 miles total Type: Out and back Difficulty: 1 of 10.

Official Website – https://upperdeerfield.com/Bostwick%20Lake/Bostwick%20Lake.htm Terrain – Pretty little lake

Put ins –  N 39° 31.706 W 075° 16.076 Parking – Two lot areas with plenty of space.

Rentals – None

Description: A pretty little lake in Cumberland County co-owned by Deerfield Township and Hopewell Townships.  This was owned by the five Bostwick Brothers, who owned it from 1927 to 1067. This was bought with money left by local conservationist Frank Stewart back in 1967.  The lake [...]

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October 16, 2021

Fort Billings Park – Paulsboro, NJ

Fort Billings Park – Paulsboro, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – 1/3 miles total Type – No marked trail Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – https://paulsboronj.org/boards-groups/fort-billingsport-preservation-committee/ Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Field Surface – Lawn

Trailheads – N 39° 50.765 W 075° 14.995

Directions – Clonmell Road & North Delaware St, Paulsboro, NJ

Parking – Good sized lot in park

Dog friendly? Unsure Stroller friendly? Maybe heavy duty strollers Benches? Yes Facilities?: No Other: Picnic pavillions and playground

Markings – None Map – None (you’ll [...]

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September 16, 2021

Parvin State Park Campground – Pittsgrove, NJ

Parvin State Park Campground Pittsgrove, Salem County, NJ

Address: 701 Almond Road, Pittsgrove, New Jersey 08318-3928 (this is the official address, but the campsite is actually on Parvin Mill Road, just south of Almond Road)

Coordinates: N 39° 30.495 W 075° 08.400

Access: Paved campground road

Website for official info: https://nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/parvinstatepark.html

Website for campsite booking and pricing: www.camping.nj.gov

Campground Map:

Pet friendly?: Some sites are pet friendly, check website for current details.

When New Jersey campgrounds reopened after 13 months of being closed, we got a little [...]

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August 28, 2021

Thompsons Beach – Heislerville, NJ

Thompsons Beach – Heislerville (Maurice River Township), Cumberland County, NJ Distance –  miles total Type – 3/4 of a mile (one way) to get to the beach.  About a mile of beachfront to explore.  Our total was a little over two miles. Difficulty: ?  of 10 (the way we did it, 2 of 10.  If that mud and flooding is around, 3018 of 10)

Website – https://corporate.pseg.com/corporatecitizenship/environmentalpolicyandinitiatives/estuaryenhancementprogram Open – dawn to dusk

Terrain – marsh, bayshore Surface – crushed shells, sand

Trailheads – 39°12’10.38″N, 74°59’36.77″W

Directions – located at [...]

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