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2016 – Year in Review – 10 Favorite Trails

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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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Parvin State Park – Elmer, NJ

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Parvin State Park – Elmer, Salem County, NJ
Distance – 15 miles of trails in the park (we did 3 miles on the Parvin Lake Trail)
Type – Web of trails (we did a loop on the Parvin Lake Trail)
Difficulty: 2 of 10
Total score: 8 of 10

Website – Parvin State Park Official Website
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – flat swamp and woods

Trailheads –  39°30’38.41″N,  75° 7’58.49″W

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Elephant Swamp Trail – Elk to Elmer, NJ

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Elephant Swamp Trail – Elmer to Elk Township, Gloucester and Salem Counties, NJ
Distance – 6 miles
Type – One way (12 miles out-and-back)
Difficulty: 1 of 10
Total score: 8  of 10

Website – Elk Township Website
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Large open fields and farmland, large sections of swamp.

Trailheads –
Frank Stewart Memorial Park, Elk Township –  39°40’1.82″N,  75° 8’26.58″W
Rt 538 and Railroad Ave, Elk Township –  39°39’9.06″N,  75° 8’55.45″W
Baseball Fields in Elmer, NJ –  39°35’55.22″N,  75°10’4.66″W

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Grassland, Wetlands Pond, and Forest Habitat Trail – Supawna Meadows – Pennsville, NJ

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Grassland Trail, Wetlands Pond Loop Trail, and Forest Habitat Trail  – Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge – Pennsville, Gloucester County, NJ
Note: I haven’t hiked the Forest Habitat Trail yet because it was nap time, but I’ll include the info that I have.  We’ll be back soon!
Distance: Grassland Trail – 1.25 miles round trip, Wetlands Pond Loop – 0.33 miles round trip, Forest Habitat Trail – 0.75 miles
Type:  Grassland Trail is a lollipop, Wetlands Pond Trail is an out and back, Forest Habitat is a lollipop.
Difficulty: 2 of 10 – wear bug spray!  The flies will carry you away!
Total score: 6 of 10.

Official Websites – Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Friends of Supawna Meadows
Friends of Supawna Meadows Facebook

Terrain – Meadows, marsh, and wetlands

Trailheads –  Grassland Trail and Wetlands Pond Trail –  39° 36.882’N,  75° 31.713’W.  I believe the Forest Habitat Trailhead is at  39° 37.631’N,  75° 31.644’W

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