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Penbryn WMA Paddle – Winslow, NJ

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Penbryn Wildlife Management Area Paddle – Winslow, Camden County, NJ
Distance: Aimless paddling on this good size lake racked up a mile of distance.
Type: Out and back
Difficulty: 1 of 10
Total score: 4 of 10

Note – You can also hike here, as previously covered

Website – Penbryn WMA
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Lakeside

Boat ramp – 39°45’55.40″N,  74°56’10.49″W

Directions:  Penbryn Road, Winslow, NJ (Note – in my GPS, it comes up as Berlin.) It’s just before the railroad track.

Parking: Roadside parking.  If parking in the small pull off areas, be careful that you aren’t blocking the boat ramp.

Standouts – Nice views of the lake.  Nice marsh at the back.

Map – Large map can be found at Penbryn WMA

My track. Only did one side of the pond.

Description: A few weeks ago, my Scouts had their weekly meeting, this week on how to use a canoe.  Instead of practicing in a field, they decided to head to nearby Penbryn Lake to practice.

Well, sometimes you head out to teach the new Scouts how to paddle around a lake and stumble into a gorgeous sunset.

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But first, the proprieties must be observed.  There is a rough boat ramp (it drops off pretty quick) at the corner of the lake near to Penbryn Road.  From here, you can head out to explore the lake by canoe, kayak, or boat.  It’s not a huge lake, but its good for 45 minutes of exploring.  Bring your fishing rod, this is a popular local spot to fish.

Okay, now the sunset pictures.

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Thanks to NJ Monthly for including a version of this shot as their “Instagram Shot of the Week” in their weekly email newsletter!

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Best meeting of the year.

Overall – Not worth driving huge distance to get here, but its a pretty little lake to canoe around.  I’ve also hiked here (can do about a mile) and had a great time and The Pres’s very first time fishing was here too.  Pretty sunset not guaranteed.

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Frank Donio Memorial Park – Winslow, NJ

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Frank Donio Memorial Park – Winslow, Camden County, NJ
Distance – 1.1 miles total
Type – Loop
Difficulty: 1  of 10
Total score: 3 of 10

Website – Winslow Township Website
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods on a ridge above playing fields
Surface – dirt

Trailheads –   39°44’19.85″N, 74°59’37.04″W (located back on the driveway just where it leaves Chews Landing Road)

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Timber Creek County Park (Camden County) – Glendora, NJ

Updated one of the first trails we hiked for this blog – Timber Creek Park in Glendora, NJ! Since our first trip there, we’ve been back about half a dozen times. Has some beautiful trails through a beautiful patch of woods, plus what I hear is the best dog park in the area.

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Timber Creek Trails – Timber Creek County Park – Glendora, Camden County, NJ
Distance: Varies greatly, we hiked about three miles this day, with a stop the mandatory stop at the playground.  Unsure of how many miles of trails in the park, but its at least 5
Type: Interlocking loops
Difficulty: 3 of 10.
Total score: 7 of 10.
Last updated – 10/9/16

Terrain – Hilly, nice views of the creek.

Trailhead –  All trails lead from the parking lot – 39° 49.901’N,  75° 3.460’W

Trailhead toward the dog run. Trailhead toward the dog run.

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