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First Day Historic Hike – Wharton State Forest/Atsion Recreation Area

January 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Join a NJ Woodland Steward on a nature hike around the historic Hampton Furnace settlement. This 5-mile loop hike will explore beautiful natural areas deep in the heart of Wharton State Forest. See historic sites! Enjoy the beautiful scenery. Learn about the fire dependent pitch pine ecosystem.

Hike Info
Easy-Moderate ~ 5 miles
Children 12 and over, with responsible adult, welcome. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome. The are NO restrooms during hike. A restroom facility is available at the meeting area only. This is a primitive hike: expect some uneven terrain, sandy soil, walking on planks/boards, stream crossing and small hike climbing.

Meeting Location: Atsion Office
744 US-206, Shamong, NJ 08088. We will carpool from the meeting area to the trail head at Hampton Furnace.

Registration & Cancellation
No Fee. Pre-registration IS REQUIRED. Call (856) 767-7075 or email; or join the hike event on Facebook “2019 First Day Hike – Hampton Furnace”
Cancelled if gusty winds, blizzard conditions, dangerous wind-chill, hazardous road conditions such as accumulating snow or ice, torrential or heavy rains forecasted. Due to the recently wet autumn, if the trail is not primarily dry on January 1, we will hike the Mullica River Trail from Atsion Ranger Station as an alternate. We will know for certain approximately 1 week prior to the hike.
To check, call (856) 767-7075 or the hike event on Facebook “2019 First Day Hike – Hampton Furnace”


January 1
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wharton State Forest
31 Batsto Road
Hammonton, NJ 08037 United States


Registration Required

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