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

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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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Tall Pines State Preserve – Sewell, NJ

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Tall Pines State Preserve – Sewell, Gloucester County, NJ
Distance – about 4 miles of trails (no official measurements yet) – we did 2.6 miles (My second trip, did 4.3 miles with some backtracking)
Type – Web of trails
Difficulty:  2 of 10 – some small hills
Total score:  7 of 10
Updated: March 5, 2017

Website – Friends of Tall Pines State Preserve
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods, fields, and some swampy areas

Trailheads –  39°46’50.91″N,  75° 8’23.12″W
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Washington Lake Park – Sewell, NJ

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Washington Lake Park – Sewell, Gloucester County, NJ
Distance: 2.5 miles of hiking on 9 hiking trails, 2.85 miles of additional paved jogging/walking trails.  Unknown number of unmarked trails on the other side of the lake.
Type: Interconnected loops
Difficulty: 3  of 10 (brief water crossing, trails on the back end of the lake not nearly as well marked)
Total score: 7  of 10

Website – Washington Lake Park
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

*NOTE – to my readers who take their dogs hiking with them, there is a dog park located in the park (off the Greentree Road entrance according to loyal reader Roger), but dogs are not allowed on the rest of the trails.*

Terrain – meadows, ponds, and woods

Trailheads –  39°44’28.81″N,  75° 5’44.15″W.  Plenty of other options, we started at Lot G to hit the Butterfly Trail first.

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Washington Lake Park – Sewell, NJ

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Washington Lake Park – Sewell, Gloucester County, NJ
Distance: 2.5 miles of hiking on 9 hiking trails, 2.85 miles of additional paved jogging/walking trails
Type: Interconnected loops
Difficulty: 1  of 10
Total score: X  of 10 (you’ll see why I’m not scoring it yet)

Website – Washington Lake Park
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.  General store open Saturdays and Sundays, 10 AM to 4 PM, February to December.

*NOTE – to my readers who take their dogs hiking with them, this is a dog free park!  Sewell has a separate dog park nearby, but sadly no hiking trails there*

Terrain – meadows, ponds, and woods

Trailheads –  39°44’28.81″N,  75° 5’44.15″W.  Plenty of other options, we started at Lot G to hit the Butterfly Trail first.

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Ceres Park – Mantua Township/Pitman, Gloucester County, NJ

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Ceres Park – Mantua Township/Pitman, Gloucester County, NJ
Distance: We did 1.6 miles missing some official trails,
There are a ton of unoffial trails back here, which wind through the park and connect to county owned land next door.
Type: Lollipop (officially)
Difficulty: 5 of 10 (due to blow downs. Without blowdowns, about a 2)
Total score: 8 of 10

Website – Mantua Township Parks Site
Official Facebook – Ceres Park
Save Ceres Park Facebook – Save Ceres Park
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – woods and cedar swamp surrounding lakes that were marl pits.

Trailheads –  39°44’54.11″N,  75° 8’49.16″W
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