Recently, I was down in the Vineland area. I’ve always wanted to check out the Maurice River Bluffs, and it seemed like a good day to do so. There are a couple of trails down there! Unfortunately, with the weather we’ve had the last couple of months, part of the trails were closed due to flooding.
That is okay, and I still had a relaxing time just exploring. I stayed on trails and followed the detour route that is currently in place, but it’s not the same route you’ll find online.
I believe I explored about 3 miles worth of the park. I was able to make it to the actual Maurice River Bluffs, so I felt accomplished. Tick season is among us, and along with just everyday safety, I like to stay on trails and not make my own. Most of the path is pine needles and then along the bluffs is a beautiful sandy marsh.
The parking lot is small, and I don’t know how crowded the park can get. There was plenty of parking when I went, but as mentioned I’m unsure how busy it can be. When I arrived, I heard loud music playing. To be honest, for about 5 minutes I thought there was a festival going on inside the park. I’m not exaggerating at all! When I walked up to the front, I realized it was coming from someone’s car.
Most of the trail is pines.
An abandoned building along the trail. It was pretty cool as most of the building is gone and you can see nearly to the foundation.
Looking to the bluffs!
In all, it was a fun little walk in the Vineland. I enjoy exploring new parts of NJ, and this spring and summer have been great for that!
I have been enjoying the peace of hiking and walking through the Spring and now summer. I’m hopefully looking forward to continuing through the rest of the season.
You can see all hikes here.
Questions for you:
Have you ever been to bluffs?
Do you live in an area with a lot of ticks?