In our ongoing series “Hiking in New Jersey“We continue to find great parks and areas to hike here in the Garden State. Hiking is a great way to hit those milestones while visiting beautiful parts of New Jersey.
This time around April and I found myself in Atlantic County in a park we had never hiked before. the Egg Harbor Township Nature Preserve was our destination and we were very happy with this hike.
Egg Harbor Township Nature Preserve has several trails of varying lengths. We did the 3 mile forest trail and part of the lakeside trail to hike about 4 miles. The trails are well marked and they are well maintained. The trails are wide and mostly flat with only a few small hills around the lake. The trails are dog and bicycle friendly. So keep an eye out for our four-legged friends and bikers during your hike.
The park was easy to get to and probably an hour drive from Toms River. As mentioned, the trails are in good condition and well marked. There is a man-made lake in the reserve and I don’t know how the bugs would be in the summer, so now in early spring is a great time to hike.
Portable bathrooms are available. There are also doggy bags to clean up after your pets. The park also has a “fitness trail” so you can take your walk and add the extra workout to your workout. The fitness trail has several training stations at your disposal.
Enjoy Egg Harbor Township Nature Preserve and check out my mega photo gallery below with an overview of the park.
Hiking in New Jersey: Egg Harbor Township Nature Preserve
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