South Jersey Trails is four years old! In celebration, I highlight an area I’ve been blessed enough to spend the last 24 years exploring – the Pine Barrens. I started with a post on the Best Hikes in the Pine Barrens. But hiking isn’t what hooked me on the pine barrens all those years ago (and boy, what great hiking there is there), it was the history.
So when you think of ghost towns, you probably think like me: cowboys, swinging doors, tumbleweeds…
But the pine barrens have dozens of ghost towns of their own. Sure, there weren’t many shootouts [...]
John’s Woods Preserve and Weymouth County Park – , County, NJ Distance – 2.5 miles total (not including wandering around Weymouth Furnace) Type – Out and back with a branch down to the river. Difficulty: 4 of 10 – trail not well marked, sometimes all but disappears. Total score: 5 of 10
If you are looking for information on canoeing the Great Egg Harbor River from Weymouth, check here
Website – Atlantic County Parks Open – 7:30 AM to 1/2 hour after sunset.
Terrain – woods with some wetlands Surface – dirt and sand
Trailheads: Weymouth – no hiking trails John’s Woods [...]