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Soupy Island – Thorofare, NJ

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Throwback.

Sports players.  Restaurants.  Clothes.  Local personalities. It’s a popular word in the greater Philadelphia area.

But the greatest throwback of them of them all might be the Sanitarium Playground.

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Nehaunsey Park – Gibbstown, NJ

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Nehaunsey Park – Gibbstown, Gloucester County, NJ
Distance – A little over a mile one way (2.25 out-and-back)
Type – Out-and-back
Difficulty:  3 of 10 – few blow downs, trail a little tricky to follow in places
Total score:  6 of 10

Website – None.  (Whoa)
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – mostly forest and swampland.

Trailheads –  39°49’19.27″N,  75°16’45.32″W (two parts of the trail start here, one down the gated off road, one that starts next to the chain link fence.  Either one meets up later on the main walking trail).

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39°49’9.87″N,  75°16’8.51″W (behind school)

39°49’16.09″N,  75°16’29.78″W (power cut on Cucinotta Drive)

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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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