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January 1, 2018

Unexpected Wildlife Refuge – Newfield, NJ

Unexpected Wildlife Refuge – Newfield, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – 10 miles of trails.  (Did 5 miles here the first time, and 3.75 the second) Type – Web of trails Difficulty: 6 of 10 – for balancing acts on bridges and getting over/around/under blow downs

Website – http://www.unexpectedwildliferefuge.org/ Open – By appointment (see how to make an appointment below)

Terrain – pinelands and swamps Surface – dirt, sand, bridges

Trailheads –  39°33’35.68″N,  74°55’44.25″W

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October 29, 2017

Egg Island Wildlife Management Area – Fortesque, NJ

Egg Island Wildlife Management Area – Fortesque (Downe Township), Cumberland County, NJ Distance – 1  mile total (but could have gone further) Type – Out-and-back Difficulty:  1 of 10 Total score: 6 of 10

Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Salt marsh and beach Surface – Mostly sandy beach

Trailheads – 39°13’25.30″N,  75° 9’59.11″W.  Note that this trailhead IS the road.

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September 23, 2017

Whitman’s Walk – Laurel Springs, NJ

Whitman’s Walk, Laurel Springs Borough Park –  Laurel Springs, Camden County, NJ Distance – 0.8 miles total (includes some out-and-back spots) Type – web of trails Difficulty:  1 of 10 – some small blow downs

Website – https://www.facebook.com/whitmanwalklaurelspringsnj/ Open – 7 AM to 7 PM

Terrain – creekside forest and swamp Surface – Mostly boards, with a dirt section along the creek bank also available.

Trailheads –  39°49’1.84″N,  75° 0’13.91″W

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December 11, 2015

Delaware Bay Unit – Cape May NWR – Middle Twp, NJ

Songbird Trail and Woodcock Trail – Cape May National Wildlife Refuge – Delaware Bay Unit – Middle Township (Cape May Courthouse), Cape May County, NJ Distance – official is just over a mile, but my GPS said 1.5. Type – Loop trail Difficulty: 2 of 10 Total score: 4 of 10

Website – http://www.friendsofcapemayrefuge.org/ Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Meadows, woods, and marshland

Songbird Trail – 

Trailheads – Parking lot at Refuge Headquarters – 39° 5’58.64″N, 74°52’48.16″W Trail parking lot – 39° 6’3.43″N, 74°52’53.89″W

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