Turkey Swamp County Park Hike

5 or 10 miles, moderate pace. Nice trail with view of Manasquan River. We do two 5-miles loops, one before lunch and one after. You can do either 5 or 10 miles. As park name implies, there might be some swampy sections. Directions: I-195 to Exit 22. North on Jackson Mills Rd 2.8 miles towards Georgia and turn left on Georgia Rd. Go 0.7 miles to Park Entrance on left. Go in 0.3 mile. Turn left at Oak Point picnic area sign into parking lot. Bring lunch to eat by the lake after hike. Leader: Bruce Steidel (6 0 9) 915 - 0956 [masked]

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  • Patti Kushner A.

    Wish I could have finished the hike with everyone. My shoes completely fell apart by the time I reached my car. The soles crumbled. In the meantime, I forgot about AAA and they came to fix the tire. Even so, I enjoyed this group of people and the hike and the cabin. Let's do an encore!

    2 · February 9

  • Patti Kushner A.

    Great group of people. Great workout - trudging through snow and ice was certainly a challenge! This location is very convenient for me.

    1 · February 9

  • Cheryl O.

    I thought after the Green Trail we were eating our lunch on the ground by the lake. Boy was I surprised! We saw the smoke coming from the distant chimney and told to come on in. ahhh, the warmth of the fire! Carolyn"s buffet lunch, good friends and new friends... Challenging but laughable second half hike and even saw a Turkey (buzzard) at the Swamp.
    Great hike and good time, thank you so much Bruce!

    1 · February 8

    • Carolyn S.

      Great pics! I am guessing they are yours Cheryl....I recognize a few.

      1 · February 8

    • Cheryl O.

      Yes they're mine. But what gentleman we encountered! Not only helped us at every difficult terrain, but waited for the slow/lost ones, offers to fill flat tires and asked to take pics of us! Nice! Kinda likening this treatment today! ;-)

      1 · February 8

  • Tim R.

    Nice crisp day for a hike. The option to bail out at the halfway point, and a nice indoor fireside lunch...great planning, Bruce.

    2 · February 8

  • Jorge C.

    Thanks for leading Bruce n to the 14 new friends that I made who came along.

    1 · February 8

  • Carolyn S.

    Great time! And a bonus - cabin with fire going for lunch break. Thanks for leading this hike, Bruce.

    1 · February 8

  • Marianna S.

    Is anyone going from near Shamong to car pool with?

    February 7

    • Cheryl O.

      Just looked, I'll be taking the parkway up. Sorry.

      February 7

  • Patti Kushner A.

    This is a great location for me and a nice choice for the area.

    February 3

  • Dave

    I'll be there if I don't have to work. I'll let you know Friday night.

    February 2

  • Clarice D.

    Can't we do this Hike in October when the weather is soo good.

    October 6, 2013

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