Batsto Village Loop Trail

Batsto, New Jersey

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Wharton State Forest lies in the heart of the Pine Barrens. Its 114,000 acres encompass typical pineland habitat, long stretches of trails, three rivers, many streams, two Natural Areas, and all the hiking you and your dog could want among the pines. This hike, although relatively minute, takes you along a river, through oak–pine woods, over a great dam by a beautiful lake, and through a historic village. There is a lot for Fido to see in this popular end of the forest. Batsto began life in 1766 as both a bog iron and window glass company town, changing to agriculture and forest products in the late 1800s.
Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey

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Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey

by Mary Jasch (The Mountaineers Books)

Wharton State Forest lies in the heart of the Pine Barrens. Its 114,000 acres encompass typical pineland habitat, long stretches of trails, three rivers, many streams, two Natural Areas, and all the hiking you and your dog could want among the pines.

This hike, although relatively minute, takes you along a river, through oak–pine woods, over a great dam by a beautiful lake, and through a historic village. There is a lot for Fido to see in this popular end of the forest. Batsto began life in 1766 as both a bog iron and window glass company town, changing to agriculture and forest products in the late 1800s.

©  Mary Jasch/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Batsto
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Late fall through June
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Wharton State Forest
Local Maps: USGS Atsion, NJ
Topo Map: Batsto Village Loop Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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11/28/2008

Trail is in good shape overall and blazes well marked. Trail maps at info center are virtually useless but sign posts along trail are fine if you stick with the well worn loops. Great for biking, trail running, or just a nice walk with the kids or dogs.

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