The hiking that we did, Barb Solem, Barb Spector and I, a couple of days ago, was all along the cranberry bogs and blueberry fields at the Parker Preserve. We started off with lunch at the Tabernacle Inn which I cannot praise highly enough. The food, every time I have been there, has been excellent and the service is warm, friendly and accommodating. Their buternut squash soup is the best I have ever tasted.
Hiking he Prserve is easy, there are flat, well maintained sandy roads bordered by the bogs which I believe are no longer in use and have been allowed to begin their return to their natural state. I understand there are owls to be seen but I didn't see any. This was strictly a dog and buddy hiking expedition, though both of the Barbaras are avid bird watchers and did recently see a Snowy Owl at 50 yards at the Forsythe.
We hiked for a good 2 hours or maybe 6 miles that day and tried two different entrances to the park. We were looking for beaver lodges which we heard from a wildlife photographer friend of Bab Solem's, could be seen there.
There are no end of preserves and aprks in which to hike in South Jersey, another thing I love about whre I live. As always if you want to talk to me via e-mail you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is a list of other preserves from the web site above: I never knew about them before. Learn something new every single day! (Happy Trails! Jo Ann)
- Apshawa Preserve
- Bear Creek Preserve
- Burden Hill Preserve
- Candace McKee Ashmun Preserve at Forked River Mtn
- Daniels Preserve
- Dorothy Preserve
- Drakestown Preserve
- Evert Trail Preserve
- Franklin Parker Preserve
- Lakes Bay Preserve
- Metedeconk Preserve
- Michael Huber Prairie Warbler Preserve
- Skyline Preserve