Fall Foliage Walks

by Press Release-Burlington County | Oct 27, 2005
Fall Foliage Walks The Burlington County Parks System will sponsor free, guided fall foliage botanical walks through Long Bridge Park in Hainesport on Saturday, October 29th and on Saturday, November 5th at Historic Smithville Park Smith’s Woods Area in Eastampton. Both walks will be from 10am to noon.

The walks will be led by ecologist Jennifer Bulava of the County’s Department of Resource Conservation. Bulava will point out interesting trees and plants amidst the varied habitat. Bring your binoculars and camera.

The 115-acre Long Bridge Park, located off Rt. 541 S. (Mt. Holly Bypass) and Deacon Road off of Marne Highway, has 2.5 miles of wooded trails, covered picnic areas with playground, wildlife observation shelters and restrooms.

The 170-acre new Smith’s Woods Area has 2.5 miles of trails, picnic shelters, play areas, gazebos, wildlife observation shelters, restrooms and drinking fountains.

The tours will start at the information kiosk near the parking lot at Long Bridge and Smith’s Woods. Smith’s Woods is on the opposite side of Smithville Road from Historic Smithville Park and Mansion. The entrance is from East Railroad Avenue about a half mile from Route 38 off of Smithville Road.

Space is limited. Please make reservations by calling the Division of Parks at (609) 265-5858.

Hikers should follow tick prevention guidelines by wearing insect repellant and light-colored clothes with pant legs tucked in.

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