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Apshawa Preserve - Butler Reservoir

Apshawa Preserve – Butler Reservoir, Waterfalls, Ruins

A new trail map for Apshawa came out last September. While it’s not unusual for trails to change, there are some huge differences since we last hiked this.


Jakes Branch – Tindey, Swamp, Interpretive Trails

Hiking the Tindey, Swamp, and Interpretive Trails at Jakes Branch, a great park for an easy pine barrens hike with a cool view from the top of the visitor center.

Jakes Branch

Jakes Branch County Park

Easy trails plus a playground and picnic area makes this a great destination for families. Be sure to check out the super swanky visitor center and go up five stories to the observation deck for outstanding views of the Pine Barrens!


Columbia Trail

Recreational Trails Program Grants Delayed

The state Department of Environmental Protection has delayed issuing federal Recreational Trails Program grants for several months.

Gear and Clothing Reviews


Review: Free Country Zeal Midweight Jacket

Review of Freecountry’s Zeal Midweight Women’s Jacket. A solid jacket at a good price point.


Review – Hiking Traction Devices

Hiking traction devices allow you to enjoy snow and ice covered trails more safely. A review and comparison of MICROspikes and YakTrax.

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