Another installment of “Get Out(doors)!”
There are so many beautiful trails to explore in South Jersey and many of them are well-kept secrets. Â My husband and I try to get out on the trail often and took the opportunity of a long holiday weekend to discover a peaceful forested sanctuary along the Rancocas Creek in Burlington County. Â Long Branch Park in Hainesport Township, NJ encompasses 115 acres with upland and lowland forests, a freshwater pond and wetlands, tidal marshland, a creek shoreline and meadows. Â The park features 2.5 miles of marked trails traversing a variety of terrain. There are also play areas and picnic pavilions with bright, clean restrooms. Â If a park could be LEED certified, I think Long Bridge would qualify. Â The parking lot is filled with pervious pavement, the playground substrate and trail boardwalks are made from recycled material and there are well labeled recycling bins strategically placed around the recreation area. Â There is even a box for recycled grocery bags where dog owners are asked to take a bag and leave one for the next person!
The park was about 20 minutes from Cherry Hill, a couple of minutes off of Exit 45A of Rt. 295. Â We had originally planned to go to The Rancocas Nature Center, located nearby, but the clearly marked “No Dogs” message sent us looking for a new place to explore!
There’s still some time to get OUT(doors) this weekend. Â Take a ride to Â Long Bridge Park or one of the peaceful trails right here in Cherry Hill! Â Enjoy~