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Recently, I’ve been trying to find day hikes that are close by and something new. Sometimes it works in our favor and sometimes we just end up on a kind of boring hike. The Edwin B Forsythe wildlife refuge has some really pretty views and would probably be great if you’re into bird watching but we just weren’t really feeling this one. This hike was more of a walk as the refuge is really flat and there were big stretches on roads that cars could drive on. If you’re headed to or from Atlantic City and want a little wildlife in your life I’d recommend swinging by here, otherwise this one’s not all that great. We swung by AC on the way home for lunch and walked on the beach. I love the shore in winter so the day wasn’t a total bust. Here are some pics of our fairly boring walk.

a map of the hiking trails
the trail map

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This post is about a month and a week late but this was a fun hike so I couldn’t not post. Back in January I visited Wells Mills County Park in the Pine Barrens with a few friends and an adorable dog named Lou. We decide to do the Macri trail (pdf download), which is about 8.4 miles. The park is about 910 acres according to the Ocean County Dept. of Parks & Rec site. It was a brisk day but once we got moving we were good. We started the trail from the parking lot closest to the Wells Mills lake which looked really pretty partially frozen over.

a partially frozen lake
wells mills lake

 

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