5 South Jersey bike paths to try this Spring

We’re gearing up (see what we did there?) for a season of biking through South Jersey scenery. So grab your helmet and the whole family to check out these bike paths.  

Cooper River Park

Choose from 2 paths – 1.35 miles or 3.8 miles – that loop around Cooper River, where you might see rowing teams practicing, pups playing and lots of other outdoor fun around the park’s 346 acres. For the shorter trail, head east of Cuthbert Boulevard, and for the longer one head west. There are a number of parking lots along the park. 

Rancocas Creek Greenway Trail

Take in the sweeping views of Rancocas Creek as you bike through the newly opened Greenway Trail. In total, the paved trail is 3.7 miles long one way, and takes bikers from Riverside’s Amico Island across the Pavilion Ave. Bridge into Delran to Pennington Park. Signs are posted along the path to keep you on the trail. Keep an eye out for designated direction signs because parts of the trail are one way. 

Newton Lake Bike Path

Travel along the winding Newton Lake with 2.43 miles of bike trails between Cuthbert Boulevard and White Horse Pike. Along the way, check out some of the picnic areas, playgrounds and local fishing spots for a short break. There’s a parking lot next to the boat ramp at White Horse Pike and Newton Lake Dr. 

Gibbsboro Bike Trails

Explore Gibbsboro by bike with a network of trails that crisscross through Blueberry Hill. Choose from the red trail (1.2 miles), the yellow trail (1 mile), the green trail (1 mile), the blue trail (1.2 miles) or the orange trail (1.2 miles). Or if you’re feeling ambitious, try them all! Visit the website for a map

Cranberry Trail 

Travel through the wetlands of Brendan T. Byrne State Forest along the 3.2-mile long Cranberry Trail. The wide, gravel trail leads from the forest office to Pakim Pond and features a number of interpretive signs explaining the ecology and history of the area. Visit the website for a map

April 2024
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