Tag Archives: Gloucester County

2016 – Year in Review – 10 Favorite Trails


In 2016, I hiked 32 new trails in South Jersey!  Why not take a look back at the highlights of an awesome year?

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Bowling Ball House of Gloucester County, NJ

People are totally awesome.  I pass home on the way to or from a hike fairly often, and I’d forgotten I took of picture of it until now.  So sharing is caring!  As always, be respectful!

According to a driving tour of found art installations in South Jersey put out by the Perkins Institute for the Arts – “Stanley Szymanski’s Bowling Balls – Like giant colorful lollipops on sticks, bowling balls outline Stanley’s yard. After retirement he built this playground for bowling balls and retired hobbyhorses. Plastic hobbyhorses and other cultural icons lead and flank these orderly rows and outline a parking area for visitors.”


More pictures from someone who stopped at the property.

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9/11 Memorial Trail – Chestnut Branch Park – Mantua, NJ


9/11 Memorial Trail – Chestnut Branch Park – Mantua, Gloucester County, NJ
Distance – 1.1 miles total round trip
Type – Lollipop
Difficulty:  2 of 10
Total score: 6 of 10

Website – Mantua Parks
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – small hills in a wooded area
Surface – paved (entrance trail) and dirt (woods trail)

Trailheads –  39°46’17.92″N,  75° 9’49.80″W

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Filed under Hiking, Outdoors., South Jersey