Wells Mill Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Ocean Township, New Jersey. It is within Pinelands National Reserve. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 145 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 58 feet.
Wells Mill Road Professional Reviews and Guides
"By the twentieth century natural resources here, as elsewhere in the Pine Barrens, had either been exhausted or ceased to be of commercial value. In the 1930s the Conrad family built a rustic cabin retreat here and used the tract for hunting. The New Jersey Conservation Foundation, recognizing the land’s natural value, bought it in the 1970s. Ocean County purchased its first Wells Mills acreage in 1985, establishing this fine county park. Today the sugar-sand roads that once guided woodcutters and sphagnum moss gatherers are a well-blazed and meticulously maintained sixteen-mile trail system."
--Glenn Scherer, Nature Walks in New Jersey (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"This 900-acre park in the Pine Barrens has a lot to offer canine and human hikers—short, steep hills, one of the prettiest cedar swamps, a lake with geese and ducks, and creek crossings. Fido will enjoy the gaggle of white geese that may squawk by. Only eight geese remain of the original thirty that the park inherited fifteen years ago.
Enter a wonderful Atlantic white cedar swamp where the soft footpath weaves among trees over moss-covered roots. The verdant moss-tinted boles of cedar, American holly, pitch pine, and mountain laurel make the route look like a maze through a garden."
--Mary Jasch, Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey (The Mountaineers Books).
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