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e live in a remarkable world, where we can communicate with people halfway around the globe in a matter of seconds. Connections are instant, and everywhere, thanks to the miraculous devices of modern life. But nothing can replace the connections we’re able to explore in our own neighborhoods. If your familiarity with your neighborhood ends at the nearest shopping center, don’t worry: This edition of the annual South Jersey Guide spotlights communities to help you form connections. We’re not going to introduce you to your neighbors: That part is up to you. But we will aim to broaden your circle in meaningful ways. We’ll point you toward community-based gyms and workshops that will keep you healthy. Want to take fitness to another level? Join an adult sports league — we’ve rounded up a list of some of the area’s most active clubs that offer competition and camaraderie. We’ll also provide details on groups where moms can socialize while kids play. We’ll help small-business owners find dozens of local options for networking. We’ll provide contacts if you or someone close to you is struggling with life’s basic needs: food, financial security, finding a job and more. And we’ll point parents of special-needs children to groups that offer much-needed support. Anyone who lives in South Jersey knows there’s plenty of fun stuff to do here. But we dig a little deeper so you can make the most out of area attractions. Check out our “hidden treasures” — lesser-known South Jersey spots that are worth a visit. We also make suggestions for themed family outings, beyond-the-boardwalk fun at the beach, parks for your favorite outdoor activities, and historic sites that will deepen your appreciation of South Jersey. Our community spotlights might tell you a thing or two about many of the area’s towns, including your own. You don’t have to absorb this info all at once. Use this guide as you would any information tool — search for resources as you need them. We do recommend you keep it around as a reference: Our Can’t-Miss Calendar includes a year’s worth of South Jersey highlights. And you won’t want to miss our look at the area’s upcoming street festivals, food events, performances and art shows — all available without a bridge toll. For online-exclusive feature stories and a special video series that takes you behind the scenes of South Jersey landmarks, go to www.cpsj.com/sjguide

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6 Our website and online extras 8 South Jersey map

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ON THE COVER

Kayaking at Newton Lake in Collingswood (second from top left), golfing at Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill (second from top right), on the beach in Ocean City (top right), XPoNential Music Festival in Camden (bottom right) and Vanity Health Club in Pitman (bottom left). Photos by John Ziomek, Chris LaChall and Jose F. Moreno; all others from Thinkstock

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9 Hidden treasures 14 History 17 Parks 19 Adult sports leagues 22 Shore 24 Farmers markets 28 Family outings 35 Moms groups 36 Food festivals 40 Can’t-Miss Calendar 42 Arts & Music

CLICK ON RESOURCES 49 Health & Wellness 52 Get help 57 Business 62 Government 66 Towns: Burlington County 68 Towns: Camden County 77 Towns: Gloucester County

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very day in South Jersey, laws are passed, games are won and lost, crimes are committed and secrets are revealed. You can keep up on all of it at courierpostonline.com (also cpsj.com). Much more than an online version of our print product, courierpostonline.com is a go-to spot for breaking news. It’s a link to social media with a local angle. It’s a weekend planner for events, movies and restaurants. If you live in South Jersey, it’s everything you need. As soon as news breaks, our online team is on the scene. Our staff updates the website and social media with photos, videos and stories as events unfold. You can rely on courierpostonline.com to keep you in the know. We are where you are. We are on Facebook (facebook.com/courierpost), Twitter (@cpsj), Instagram (courierpost), Pinterest and Google+. We are highly accessible through social media. If you have a concern, question or information, reach out to us via social media. Here are other ways that we keep you connected: » Blogs: We have a voice. Sometimes it’s informative, sometimes it’s opinionated or funny, but it’s always local. Our writers’ popular blogs cover food (Eat My Words), fishing (Fish Head), the thrill of grilling (Keepin’ It Grill) and much more. And get an insider perspective on the Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and Sixers with blogs dedicated to each of the teams. Go to cpsj.com/blogs. » Photo Galleries: Photojournalists tell poignant stories, and online photo galleries allow them to share all the chapters. Check out local galleries featuring varsity sports, festivals and key news events. Go to cpsj.com/galleries. » Videos: Our compelling videos take you right to the scene of crime stories and important events. But our videographers also capture unique views of everyday life and people in South Jersey, often in a way you’ve never seen them before. Go to cpsj.com/videos.

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Did you know? South Jersey is one interesting place to explore. Our video crew went behind the scenes of everyday places and landmarks to spotlight some little-known stories. Go to cpsj.com/sjguide for a special series of “Did You Know” videos. Find out why Cherry Hill has a covered bridge, discover why Haddonfield has a dinosaur statue, learn just what a spaceship-shaped building is doing in the middle of Willingboro, and much more. And look for this logo throughout the guide to find local topics with related videos:

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new and noteworthy about 13 downtown shopping districts. And get to the roots of the Garden State with stories on community gardens where you can rent planting space and public gardens with breathtaking displays of nature. Plus, get expert tips for how to make the most of your own garden. To find the stories, just go to cpsj.com/sjguide and look for the logo above.

Stay up-to-date on South Jersey news with a subscription to the Courier-Post newspaper. Being a subscriber is convenient, and ensures you don’t miss special sections like this one. You can subscribe three ways: » Go to courierpostonline.com/subscribe » Call our customer service department at (800) 677-6289 » Come to our office at 301 Cuthbert Blvd. in Cherry Hill


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ON THE MAP

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HIDDEN TREASURES South Jersey holds plenty of surprises. Take a break from the everyday to visit these spots. By Candy Grande :: For the Courier-Post

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ven longtime residents can find novelties in South Jersey. The sprawling farms and even-moresprawling shopping centers are well known, but the hidden gems are also worth a trip. Check out unique attractions where you can go horseback-riding along a nature trail, swim in an picturesque lake and take a hayride up a hill to visit Santa Claus. Read on for even more suggestions on where to discover more about South Jersey.

Giddyup, partner Saddle up for a horseback-riding adventure on a trail filled with rich foliage and wildlife at Miller Farms in Berlin. This farm offers the only trail ride in Camden County. Riders must be ages 7 and up, but hand-led trail rides are available for younger guests. The trail ride lasts about an hour, and is available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Rides are $30 per person. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are strongly suggested. 134 N. Grove St., Berlin, (856) 728-3500; www.millerfarmsllc.com

Get a great view Sure, South Jersey has lighthouses — at the shore. But most people probably don’t know about the Paulsboro lighthouse that offers excellent views of the water. Climb Continued on Page 10

Miller Farms in Berlin Township DENISE HENHOEFFER/COURIER-POST FILE

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Go jump in a lake White water lilies float lazily across the water to greet the neighboring red maples, hickory and birch trees. This Monet-like scene often welcomes those visiting Atsion Lake in Shamong. The large cedar lake lies among pine and oak trees in the 110,000-acre Wharton State Forest. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, visitors can take in the lake’s natural beauty while swimming, camping, fishing, hiking or boating. Swimming is only allowed when

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Some of the world’s greatest poets have been inspired on long walks; you can walk with them at the Poet’s Walk, built by nonprofit group, Heart of Camden, along with Sacred Heart Church. Visitors can walk on a path of bricks along Jasper Street on the way to the South Camden Theatre. They’ll see more than 150 bricks inscribed with the names of poets, playwrights and authors — everyone from Tupac Shakur to James Joyce to God, and local writers including Monsignor Michael Doyle of Sacred Heart and playwright Joe Paprzycki of the South Camden Theatre Co. The centerpiece of the walk is a James Joyce brick nestled into a millstone. The brick is from the rubble of Joyce’s home in Ireland, and is one of 58 bricks placed in “Seats of

Learning” around the world. You can visit Poet’s Walk on your own or email hpierson@heartofcamden.org for a personal tour. After the walk, guests can visit Camden’s beloved poet, Walt Whitman, at his final resting place in Harleigh Cemetery, 1640 Haddon Ave. His granite mausoleum is shaped like a house, and many have visited to show respect for the American poet, essayist and journalist. To learn more about Whitman and read “Leaves of Grass,” take a short walk to the Camden County Historical Society’s headquarters and library at 1900 Park Blvd. in Camden. Besides his works, there are rare books, documents and images of Whitman. (856) 964-3333; www. cchsnj.com .

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with fresh fruit, baked one at a time and smelling like heaven itself. The Pie Lady Cafe, housed in an 1870s Victorian-style home, sells a large selection of pies yearround including apple crumb, cherry almond, mixed berry and chocolate mint. Seasonal pies also are available and use fresh local ingredients. For those with dietary restrictions, the Pie Lady Café offers gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free desserts. When ordering a pie, at least two days’ notice is suggested. Pies usually cost between $18 and $25. The café hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. 9 E. Main St., Moorestown, (856) 778-PIES; www.pieladycafe.com

To market Country charm and friendly faces greet all who visit the Dutch Wagon Market in Medford. The first floor is filled with meats, baked goods, chocolates, deli salads and lunchmeat, breads and more. And soft pretzels don’t get much fresher: Amish vendors slice dough, twist it into a pretzel shape, dip it in butter and bake it. There is even a small sit-down restaurant that serves sandwiches, salads and breakfast all day. Handmade quilts, wood furniture and other home décor fill the downstairs. The market is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 109 Route 70 E., Medford, (609) 654-1414. Other Amish markets in South Jersey also offer a taste of Lancaster. Try Stoltzfus Farm Market, 701 N. Black Horse Pike, Williamstown; (856) 875-0469. And the Amish Farmers Market, 108 Swedesboro Road in Mullica Hill, has a sit-down restaurant and sandwich shop. (856) 478-6285; www.amishmarketmullicahill.com Home-cooked foods, meats and produce, as well as housewares and small furniture items, are available at the Amish market at the Grand Marketplace, 4340 N. Route 130, Willingboro. (609) 877-0101.

Uncork the potential Indulge in an antipasto platter or a picnic beside a fountain on a patio courtyard. Or watch a game on a big-screen television with a bottle of fine wine instead of a beer. South Jersey wineries have become visitor-friendly destinations offering far more than wine tastings. Go to Valenzano Winery in Shamong for that European fountain-and-patio setting. Sharrott Winery hosts live music on the weekends. And movie nights in the vineyard are a summer

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Pasta paradise Next to Johnson’s Corner Farm in Medford lies a small farm building the Roselli family transformed into an Italian food specialties business that locals love. Hungry patrons stop in and purchase the Rosellis’ homemade spaghetti sauce and Italian entrees such as meatballs, stuffed shells, lasagna and poultry. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. 155 Church Road, Medford, (609) 654-4816; www.rosellisfood.com

Christmas spirit You know that idealized vision of the holidays we get in our heads? That scene where we’re drinking cocoa by a Christmas tree, watching a model train whir through a miniature village? It really exists at Exley’s Christmas Tree Farm in

Deptford. Even amid an abundance of tree farms and Christmas attractions in South Jersey, Exley’s is something special. The family farm’s Santa Land is a tradition: Little ones take tractor-pulled hayrides to the top of a hill, where Santa is waiting. Kids can get their photos taken with Santa and see several animated holiday figures, and parents can pick out a lush tree to tag. A fire pit and hot cocoa stand keep visitors warm, and the indoor train display will warm hearts. Kids can even push buttons for lights and other special features on the display. Exley’s is open seven days a week after Thanksgiving. 1535 Tanyard Road, Deptford, (856) 468-5949; www.exleyslandscaping.com

Lunch is history At Burlington County College in Mount Holly, the new Culinary Arts Center is equipped with both cutting-edge technology and historic charm. The culinary facility is housed in the former Farmers Trust Company Bank, the second-oldest bank building in New Jersey, constructed in 1814. The facility contains original exposed brick on the interior and the door to the bank's vault. Although the school uses the newest kitchen equipment, the building maintains a historic atmosphere with rebuilt fireplaces, replicated stained-glass windows, marble stairs and hardwood floors. Beginning this fall, students will

run a restaurant at the location for lunch on Fridays. Reservations can be made by visiting www.bcc.edu/culinary.

Sweet on South Philly Plenty of South Jersey residents have South Philly roots — and even more have a taste for the area’s Italian specialties. Bakeries and butchers that prepare foods South Philly-style have opened shops along the Black Horse Pike in Washington Township and surrounding towns. Warm breads, cheeses, pastries and prepared dishes are available at Aversa's Bakery at 477 Greentree Road in Washington Township. The bakery also has locations in Brigantine and Margate. Call (856) 218-8590 or visit www.aversasbakery.com. For pizza, Italian desserts, meats and breads, try Cacia's Bakery, with locations in Blackwood, Audubon, Cherry Hill, Hammonton and South Philly. Visit www.caciabakery.com. The Original Italian Village, 1136 S. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, features roast pork, sandwiches, salads, appetizers and breakfast. Call (856) 227-2997 or visit www.theoriginalitalianvillage.com. Meloni's Butcher Block, 771 S. Black Horse Pike, Turnersville, sells grill-ready meats, making a summer barbecue even more special. Call (856) 228-5000 or visit www.melonis.com.


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The area’s well-preserved past lives on in museums and centuries-old buildings By Ashley Chiaradio :: Courier-Post Staff

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grandfather. Tours are every second Saturday at noon and 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for children. 128 Hooton Road, Mount Laurel, (856) 231-1885; www.alicepaul.org Clara Barton Schoolhouse Bordentown City’s Clara Barton Schoolhouse, opened in 1852, was the first successful free public school in the state. Barton, better known for founding the American Red Cross, began her career as a teacher. She started her school program with just six students in the one-room schoolhouse. By the following year, 600 students were learning from teachers across Bordentown City. Today the one-room schoolhouse is part of the town’s walking tour. Don’t miss: The desk where Clara Barton would sit to grade papers. A tour of the schoolhouse can be set up by appointment with the Bordentown Historical Society. Crosswicks and Burlington streets, (609) 298-1740; www.bordentown history.org Whitesbog Village On her father’s cranberry farm in Pemberton Township, Elizabeth Coleman White helped develop America’s first cultivated blueberry. The village is now open for visitors to hike, bike or go horseback riding in the bogs, as well as explore the different buildings. Stop into the visitors center for trail guides and brochures. Don’t miss: Bog frogs, sold in the general store. The treat, featured on Food Network, contains cranberries, caramel and cashews, covered in milk chocolate. Park is open daily from dusk until dawn. Tours of the village are available by appointment. Route 530 at milemarker 13, Pemberton Township, (609) 893-4646; www.whitesbog.com

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY African-American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey The museum in Newtonville, Atlantic County, focuses on African Americans’ struggles during the 20th century. The museum houses more than 3,000 historical and cultural artifacts, many from the personal collection of museum founder Ralph Hunter. Items in the permanent collection include advertisements, drawings and household items depicting perceptions of African Americans. Don't miss: The new exhibit, “101 Quilts,” featuring intricate projects by quilters throughout the country and right here in South Jersey (including a group of Atlantic City senior quilters). Two of the quilts are by the mother of James Chaney, a civil-rights worker who was killed with two other activists in Mississippi in1962. Chaney’s mother found solace in quilting, and moved to Burlington City, where she died in 2002. The quilt exhibit runs through Dec. 15. Museum is open10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, Saturday by appointment. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. 661Jackson Road, Newtonville, (609) 7045495; www.aahmsnj.org Jacob's Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Organized in 1831, Jacob's Chapel AME Church in Mount Laurel was a stop on the Underground Railroad. To-

Batsto Mansion at Batsto Village JOHN ZIOMEK/COURIER-POST FILE day, the old church is still active, holding services, church school and Bible school, but welcomes visitors to explore the history of the building. Don't miss: The trap doors that escaped slaves used to go into hiding. Also, many Underground Railroad heroes, including William Still, are buried in the cemetery behind the church. Tours available by appointment. 318 Elbo Lane, Mount Laurel, (856) 235-7900; www.jacobschapelame.org Historic Lawnside The borough of Lawnside, formerly a stop on the Underground Railroad and a haven for runaway slaves who grew crops on its land to survive, was incorporated on March 23, 1926. Less than a month later, the borough held its first official election, making it the first self-governing African-American community north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Don't miss: The Peter Mott House is the oldest known house in Lawnside and was one of the stops along the Underground Railroad. The owner, Peter Mott, a free black man and preacher, helped slaves escape. Tours available noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment. $5 for adults, $2 for students. 26 Kings Court, Lawnside, (856) 546-8850; www.petermotthouse.org ; www .lawnside.net

MILITARY HISTORY Battleship New Jersey The ship was built in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and began its storied career in 1942. The ship was used in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War on its way to becoming America’s most decorated battleship. Now a

floating museum on the Camden Waterfront, the Battleship New Jersey invites visitors aboard to sit in the admiral’s chair and lay in the bunks where the sailors slept. A new feature on the tour lets guests load “gunpowder” and simulate the firing of 16-inch guns. The battleship is available for overnight visits. Don't miss: Brew Blast on the Battleship, held Sept. 22, which will feature more than 50 kinds of craft beers. The event is sponsored by WMGK and tickets are $45 for adults. Open daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tickets are $18.50 for adults and $14 for children ages 6 to 11; 62 Battleship Place Camden, (856) 877-6262 ; www.battleshipnewjersey.org Red Bank Battlefield Park The Battle of Red Bank was fought at Fort Mercer in 1777. The remains of the Revolutionary War fort are a local landmark. Visitors also can tour the James and Ann Whitall house, which was temporarily turned into a hospital to help wounded soldiers during the battle. Modern park amenities include walking paths along the Delaware River, playgrounds and picnic pavilions. Don’t miss: Canoe and kayak rentals are available on weekends. The park hosts free events including an 18thcentury Field Day in October, and Heritage Nights from May through December. Park is open daily from dusk to dawn. The house is open for free tours from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and the park is at 100 Hessian Ave., National Park, (856) 853-5120; www.co.gloucester.nj.us/

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GENERAL HISTORY Burlington County Prison Serving as the county prison for 154 years until 1965, this space has now been converted into a museum available for tours. It’s also a National Historic Landmark. Groups often visit the reportedly haunted building to search for paranormal activity. Don’t miss: Haunted prison tours around Halloween. The Museum at 128 High St. in Mount Holly is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission for self guided tours for adults is $4 and $2 for seniors and students, (609) 518-7667; www.prisonmuseum.net Walt Whitman House In 1884, one of the greatest American poets purchased a house in Camden for $1,750 and lived there until he died in 1892. Whitman’s original letters and personal belongings, including the earliest known photo of the poet, are all well-preserved in the house. Don't miss: The actual bed the poet died in, as well as the death notice that was nailed to the door. Tours available 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday to Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, free admission, 330 Martin Luther King Blvd., Camden. (856) 964-5383 Batsto Village The roots of this Hammonton village date to 1766. Bat-

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sto manufactured supplies for the Continental Army and was a glass-making community known for its window glass. The 32-room mansion that sits in the middle of the village served as the residence of iron masters. The village of restored buildings, including a general store, gristmill, sawmill, blacksmith and ice house, gives visitors a sense of another time. Don't miss: The antique glass and bottle show Sept. 30,

sponsored by the New Jersey Antique Bottle Club. Tours are available on Fridays beginning at 11:30 a.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30 to 2 p.m.; $3 for adults, $1 for kids; 31 Batsto Road, (609) 561-0024; www.batstovillage.org Historic Kirby’s Mill Medford’s sawmill and gristmill, completed in 1778, were operating during the Revolutionary War. In fact, the men constructing the mill buildings could reportedly hear cannon fire at the Battle of Red Bank in Gloucester County. The mill’s namesake, William Kirby, bought the mill complex a century later. The business was highly productive during this industrial era, producing lumber, flour and chicken feed. The Medford Historical Society now owns the mill, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is heading up the buildings’ ongoing restoration. Don’t miss: The mill museum’s attractions, including local memorabilia, period costumes, tools and farm implements. Tours are available from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays in July and August. Admission is free. The mill complex also hosts special events during the year, including an Apple Festival in October and visits with Santa in December. Church and Fostertown roads, Medford, (609) 654-7767; www.medfordhistory.org — Courier-Post staff writers Kayla Barrett and Sheri Berkery contributed to this story

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PARKS The area’s green spaces let you blaze your own trail, whether for activity or leisure By Kayla Barrett :: Courier-Post Staff

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ooking to get the kids outdoors, hike a trail or go fishing? You’re sure to find a park — or several — that fulfill your outdoor wish list. South Jersey, surrounded by the Delaware River and bay, offers plenty of unique terrains suitable for all types of activities and audiences, including the four-legged variety. Follow this guide to take the guesswork out of planning a trip to a nearby park.

Atco Lake Park The 77-acre park in Waterford runs along the White Horse Pike. The lake itself spans 35 acres and gives visitors ample space to fish. Nature trails surround the water, making this Camden County park a picturesque backdrop for a leisurely walk. www.camdencounty.com Great for: fishing, sports/exercise, leisure

Berlin Park The 151-acre space nestled among the White Horse Pike, New Freedom Road and Park Drive in Berlin, is a hugely popular spot to play and relax. The Great Egg Harbor River flows through the park, allowing for fishing. With five miles of nature trails, two playgrounds, three picnic groves and an in-line hockey court, along with designated areas for softball, volleyball, and basketball, the park keeps visitors busy. www.camden county.com Great for: fishing, sports/exercise, kids, gatherings

Connolly Park Kids romp and dogs run at the township park on Centennial Boulevard in Voorhees. With picnic tables and a gazebo outfitted with electricity, it’s also a comfortable place for gatherings. Connolly is one of the only parks in the area with a cricket pitch. There’s also a walking track, as well as a small and large dog run: The dog-designated portion of the park is fenced in, with plenty of benches and other facilities. www.voorhees nj.com Great for: kids, pets, leisure

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Cooper River Park Cooper River Park — Camden County’s version of Central Park — encompasses 346 acres in Pennsauken, Cherry Hill, Collingswood and Haddon Township. This Camden County park hosts an array of annual festivals, concerts and regattas. Multiple trails make it a hotspot for lunchtime strolls. Kids play at the playgrounds and on the athletic fields. Cooper River Park is also home to bike paths and several picnic areas. An enclosed dog run includes areas for small and large breeds. www.camden county.com Great for: sports/exercise, kids, pets, gatherings, biking

Great for: fishing, leisure, gatherings, kids

Haddon Lake Park The particularly scenic park spans 74 acres in Haddon Heights, Audubon and Mount Ephraim. There are several recreational sports fields and an outdoor amphitheater that hosts summer concerts. A boat launch and picnic area also make the park an ideal setting for any family activity. Great for: fishing, sports/exercise, kids, gatherings

Historic Smithville Park

The park on Medford’s Union Street boasts a multipurpose field, paved and natural walking trails, a building with restrooms, tot lots and a picnic pavilion. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate the bocce ball, volleyball and basketball courts. The park’s dog run is near a creek for dogs to drink from and play in. www.medfordtownship .com Great for: pets, kids, sports, gatherings

Those who love outdoor exercise will appreciate this Eastampton park, which offers miles of biking and hiking trails, limited equestrian trails and a 600-foot floating trail on Smithville Lake. In the winter months, the trails can be used for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The 312-acre park is also perfect for leisure activities, with picnic areas, playgrounds, group pavilions, an interpretive nature trail, canoe and fishing access, and a butterfly garden at Smith’s Woods. www.co.burlington.nj.us Great for: sports/exercise, kids, leisure, gatherings

Greenwich Lake Park

Hopkins Pond Park

The Gibbstown expanse is a great place for local anglers. The lake is stocked twice a year with trout and includes a boat launch. The varied wildlife, playground and picnic area equipped with grills make this park a family-friendly destination. www.camdencounty.com

The 33-acre park off Grove Street in Haddonfield is home to a bird sanctuary, self-guided natural history tree trail and plenty of spots to go fishing. www.camden

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The Winslow park is more than 758 acres of fun. The Great Egg Harbor River, along with the New Brooklyn Lake, attracts anglers. There are two playgrounds, an outdoor amphitheater, a pavilion, two picnic areas, a canoe launch and places to hike. www.camden county.com Great for: fishing, sports/exercise, kids, leisure, gatherings

This park in Lindenwold and Gloucester Township is roughly 60 acres. The north branch of Timber Creek runs through the park. Home to a 9-acre fenced-in dog park, outdoor amphitheater, play area and many nature trails, this park attracts a diverse audience. www .camdencounty.com Great for: kids, pets, gatherings

Laurel Acres Park The sprawling complex at Church Street and Union Mill Road in Mount Laurel seems like several parks in one. It’s a family haven with three playgrounds, a covered picnic pavilion, grills and restrooms; an outdoor lovers’ paradise with trails and a stocked fishing lake; and a sports center with an exercise training area, baseball and soccer fields, a jogging/rollerblading track, beach volleyball court and a giant hill for sledding on the winter and looking out over the park in the summer. There’s also a 2-acre dog run with areas for small- and large-breed dogs. www.mountlaurel.com Great for: pets, kids, gatherings

Spanning 103 acres in Collingswood, Oaklyn and Haddon Township, this sprawling park has three picnic areas and two playgrounds. With more than three miles of bike paths and a boat ramp for small boats, it’s ideal for active types. www.camdencounty.com Great for: fishing, biking, kids, gatherings

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The 115-acre park runs along the Rancocas Creek on Route 541 in Hainesport. This county park offers play areas, hiking, biking and fishing in a rustic setting. Visitors should be on the lookout for unusual birds and other wildlife. Call (609) 265-5858 for more information. www.co.burlington.nj.us Great for: fishing, sports/exercise, leisure

At 1,000 acres, this Clayton park is the largest in the area. Visitors can swim and fish at 89-acre Wilson Lake. Fishing and boating round out the water activities. A playground and picnic area attracts families, while a nature center and arboretum teach visitors more about their surroundings. www.co.gloucester.nj.us Great for: fishing, kids, leisure, gatherings

Newton Lake Park

Washington Lake Park This Washington Township, Gloucester County, space has a lot of park features that are typical —walking paths and picnic pavilions — and some that are not, such as a skateboard and in-line skating facility. The amphitheater shows free movies and concerts in the summer. And a leashed dog park has walking trails and a covered parking area. www.townshipnj.us Great for: sports/exercise, pets

Wiggins Waterfront Park The park along the Camden waterfront is home to a 50-slip marina right across the river from Penn’s Landing. With a promenade and outdoor concerts held on the river stage, this park is good for spending time outside and also boasts good fishing. Open from April to October. www.ccparks.com Great for: fishing, gatherings

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SPORTS Playing games isn’t just kids’ turf: A strong network of adult leagues offers a fun, healthy outlet — and real competition By Samantha Raphelson :: Courier-Post Staff

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f you’re a former high school athlete or just finding your inner athlete later in life, join the club: a sports club. Adult leagues offer opportunities to socialize and a great way to make fitness fun. These clubs are based in South Jersey, but some hold games and tournaments throughout the region. Glory Days Sports Interested in adult sports leagues and social events? If you’re a man or woman age 21 or older, Glory Days Sports is the place for you. A variety of sports is offered, including kickball, inner-tube water polo, hockey, volleyball, softball, field hockey, bowling, basketball, beanbag toss, flag football, dodgeball, soccer and Wiffle Ball. Games are played in the Cedar Brook section of Winslow, Marlton, Cherry Hill, Berlin and Sewell. There are varying registration fees for players and team captains. www.glorydayssports.net South Jersey Sports League The South Jersey Sports League hosts seasonal leagues, including kickball, dodgeball, beanbag toss and Wiffle Ball for active folks over 21. Players can sign up as an individual or with a group. There is a $50 registration fee and all games are played weeknights at Emil Palmer Park at 16th Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City. www.southjerseysportsleague.com South Jersey Sport and Social Club The South Jersey Sport and Social Club began as an adult-softball league, but now offers four additional leagues including flag football, touch football, kickball and volleyball. All sports are coed with the exception of football, which only offers a men’s league. Registration fees vary for individuals and teams. Leagues meet in various locations including RiverWinds in West Deptford, the Washington Township Sports Complex, Cooper River Park, Challenge Grove Park in Cherry Hill, and Berlin Park. www.playsjsports.com

Men’s TriCounty Baseball League The TriCounty Baseball League is an independent, semi-pro league founded in 1953. The league, which has no age limit, consists of college and former college players. A 26-game season including playoffs runs from June through August. All players are required to use wooden bats. Teams are based in Lindenwold, Bellmawr, Camden, Cherry Hill, Deptford, West Deptford, Haddon Township and Berlin. Teams pay a $125 entry fee and $175 for insurance. All other expenses are the responsibility of the team. www.roughs baseball.com New Jersey Independent Baseball League The New Jersey Independent Baseball League is a wooden-bat league offering spring, summer and fall play for adults of all ages and skill levels. Age groups include 18-plus, 25-plus, 35-plus and 45-plus. Games are played weekends on high school, municipal and college fields throughout South Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania. There is also an 18-plus midweek league. The league does not charge an individual player fee; instead teams must cover the cost of insurance, umpires and website. www.njibl.com Rancocas Valley League The Rancocas Valley League is South Jersey’s oldest semi-pro wooden-bat baseball league. Founded in 1947, the league consists of nine teams that represent Burlington County towns. The 32-game season includes playoffs and concludes in August. Games are played in the evenings. There is a $250 franchise fee for new teams entering the league. There are also fees for insurance and postseason playoffs. Each team pays for equipment and field usage. www.rvlbaseball.com South Jersey Men’s Senior Baseball League For the past 21 years, the South Jersey

Glory Days Sports PHOTO PROVIDED Men’s Senior Baseball League has offered divisions for a variety of age groups playing in the tri-county area and Southeastern Pennsylvania. South Jersey game locations include Paulsboro, Williamstown, Columbus, Marlton and Voorhees. The wooden-bat league offers age groups 18-plus, 25-plus, 35-plus and 45-plus. The South Jersey Shore league offers metal-bat play at the 25-plus and 35-plus age levels. Spring teams play a Sunday-night schedule, but summer and fall leagues are also available. There is a $26 individual registration fee and other fees vary per number of players on each team. www.leaguelineup .com/southjerseymsbl Flyers Skate Zone Adult Hockey Leagues The Flyers Skate Zone offers adult hockey leagues at each of its locations in

Pennsauken, Voorhees, Atlantic City and Northeast Philadelphia. League format and fees vary per location. www.flyerskatezone.com Hollydell Men’s Ice Hockey Hollydell Ice Arena in Sewell offers two men’s adult hockey leagues — one for those 18 and older and an over-40 league. Three divisions are available for both leagues for spring play. The registration fee is $175 per person. www.hollydell.com The Igloo Men’s Hockey League The Igloo ice rink in Mount Laurel runs a men’s hockey league for those 18 and up. Divisions are advanced, experienced, novice and over-30 novice players. Seasons of play are fall/winter and spring/early summer. Team registration is $6,000. Per player rates vary. www.skateigloo.com


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