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December 31, 2018

Sleeper Branch Trail – Waterford, NJ

Sleeper Branch Trail – Marilyn Beard Trailhead – Wharton State Park – Waterford, Camden County, NJ Distance – Listed at 5.4 miles on the new map, but this DEFINITELY does not include mandatory backtracking.  Actual hike is 8.2 miles total according to the old map and me walking the trail. Type – Lollipop Difficulty:  5 of 10 (puddles, flooding, missing trail markers)

Website – Wharton State Forest Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods and swamp Surface – Sand

Trailheads –  39°45’12.40″N,  74°51’50.62″W

Directions – located at the end of the paved section of Burnt Mill Road [...]

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December 8, 2018

Batona Campground – Wharton State Forest – Tabernacle, NJ

Batona Campground Wharton State Forest Tabernacle, Burlington County, NJ

Address: Carranza Road Tabernacle, NJ 08088 Coordinates:  39°46’52.11″N,  74°37’55.10″W

Directions: Coming from Route 206, turn onto Carranza Road.  Drive 7 1/2 or 8 miles down that road.  Along the way, you’ll pass through Indian Mills, pass farms, and have the road turn from new pavement to old pavement.  When you spot the Carranza Memorial on your right, then the campground entrance road will be on your left.  If the road turns completely to dirt, you just missed the turn.

Carranza Memorial on the right.

Access: Short [...]

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December 23, 2017

Goshen Pond Campground – Wharton State Forest, Shamong, NJ

Goshen Pond Campground Wharton State Forest Shamong, NJ

Address: Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088 Coordinates:  39°44’44.43″N,  74°45’34.52″W

Directions: On Atsion Road, turn onto the dirt road with the sign for Goshen Pond.  Drive down and make your SECOND right where there is a small sign in the tree that says “campground”.  The first turn also goes to the campground, but has a million bumps that your car will probably not appreciate.

Access: Dirt road, but accessible by most any vehicle under normal conditions (has passed my “1989 Toyota Corolla” test many times)

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July 13, 2017

Hike AND Swim – 6 places to pair them up in South Jersey!

Updated – 6/19/18 – Prices updated for 2018!

It’s summer.  Hiking is hot.  But you still want to do it.  Because its awesome. But it’s hot.

Solution?  Go for a hike, then for a swim! Here are six South Jersey hikes that you can swim after without having to get back into the car to go somewhere else!

Note -click on the name of the trail to go to the trail information about that trail!

#6 – Red and Blue Trails – Wharton State Forest – Shamong, Burlington/Atlantic County, NJ – 1 mile Cost – $5 per car during the week, $10 per car on the weekend (2018 – New Jersey residents, more expensive for those [...]

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