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Delaware Bay Unit – Cape May NWR – Middle Twp, NJ

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Songbird Trail and Woodcock Trail – Cape May National Wildlife Refuge – Delaware Bay Unit – Middle Township (Cape May Courthouse), Cape May County, NJ
Distance – official is just over a mile, but my GPS said 1.5.
Type – Loop trail
Difficulty: 2 of 10
Total score: 4 of 10

Website – http://www.friendsofcapemayrefuge.org/
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Meadows, woods, and marshland

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Trailheads – Parking lot at Refuge Headquarters – 39° 5’58.64″N, 74°52’48.16″W
Trail parking lot – 39° 6’3.43″N, 74°52’53.89″W

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Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge – Medford, NJ

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Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
6 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ
Website – http://www.cedarrun.org/
Entrance fee – $5

A post by loyal reader Roger!

For those that follow us on Facebook, we’ve been sharing a lot of pictures taken by Roger, one of our loyal readers, who has gotten super into wildlife photography (and gotten good pretty darn quick).  Roger and I have struck up a regular correspondence, which mostly consists of him telling me about the awesome hikes that he’s done lately.  They’ve slowly been turning into trail reviews in themselves (which is great, because it gets me excited to go out to these places), so I figure, why not share them?

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Crooked Horn Creek Nature Trail – Ocean City, NJ

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Crooked Horn Creek Nature Trail – Ocean City, Cape May County, NJ
Distance – 0.75 of a mile one way
Type – Out-and-back
Difficulty:  2 of 10
Total score:  6 of 10

Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – marshlands

Trailheads –  39°13’51.59″N,  74°37’58.88″W
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OR  39°13’53.15″N,  74°38’28.58″W
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West Deptford Scenic Trail – Thorofare, NJ

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West Deptford Scenic Trail – Thorofare (West Deptford), Gloucester County, NJ
Distance – 1.1 mile total
Type – Loop trail
Difficulty:  2 of 10 (two easy blow downs at the moment)
Total score:  5 of 10

Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – meadows, woods, and swamp

Trailheads –  39°51’6.16″N,  75°11’40.26″W

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Swamp Trail – Estell Manor County Park – Estell Manor, NJ

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Swamp Trail (Loop with Oak Ridge Trail and Artesian Well Road ) – Estell Manor County Park – Estell Manor, Atlantic County, NJ
Distance: 2 mile loop (Can continue further on the Swamp Trail or can hike a lot more on the other 18 miles of connecting trails in the park)
Type: Loop
Difficulty: 2 of 10
Total score: 9  of 10

Website – Estell Manor Park
Open – 7:30 AM to dusk

Terrain – Swamp and forest

Trailheads –  39°24’55.42″N,  74°44’0.31″W

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The Paintworks Walking Trail – Silver Lake, Gibbsboro, NJ

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The Paintworks Walking Trail – Silver Lake, Gibbsboro, Camden County, NJ
Distance: 0.75 miles
Type: Loop with connections to other greenway trails
Difficulty: 1 of 10
Total score: 6 of 10

Website – The Gibbsboro Greenway and Bikeway page
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – lakeside

Trailheads –  39°50’23.58″N,  74°57’36.04″W

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Delaware Bay Paddle – Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, Delaware

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Delaware Bay Paddle – Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, Delaware
Distance: 3.3 miles
Type: Out and back
Difficulty: 5 of 10 (darn tides)
Total score: 8 of 10.

Website – Cape Henlopen State Park

Standouts – birds, dolphins, Harbor of Refuge and Breakwater Lighthouses, WWII signal towers.

Terrain – Bay, then rougher waters of the ocean

Parking – Large lot in Cape Henlopen State Park (entrance fee)

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Put ins – next to fishing pier –  38°47’11.27″N,  75° 6’9.13″W

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