PARVIN STATE PARK, NJ

  • 17 Jan 2016
  • 10:00 AM
  • 08318

8-10 miles. Meet in the parking lot across the road from the Park Office and beach access (entrance at N39.510822, W75.132429) on Almond Rd – Rt. 540 west of Vineland, NJ at 10:00 AM SHARP for start of hike. Anyone needing transportation must contact the leader by Thursday Jan. 14th to make arrangements (if possible). With 2 lakes, a beautiful forest, eagles, and lots of history, Parvin is a winter hiking gem only an hour from Philadelphia. The park has a pine swamp hardwood forest to traverse. This park served as home for the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 to 1941, a summer camp for the children of displaced Japanese Americans in 1943, a POW camp for German prisoners in 1944 and temporary housing for the Kalmycks who fled their homelands in Eastern Europe in 1952. May be some wet areas. Bring lunch and drink. Cost: $1.00. Leaders: Milt Cannan, 609-536-8205

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