Wells Mills County Park Trails Professional Review and Guide
"With more than 900 acres, Wells Mills County Park offers hikers 16 miles of trails with varying degrees of difficulty, including a Visually Impaired Persons (VIP) Trail and a Tree Identification Trail. Within the largest park in Ocean County’s park system, you’ll be traversing through extensive pine-oak forests interspersed with Atlantic white cedar swamps, freshwater bogs, and maple gum swamps in the heart of southern New Jersey’s Pine Barrens.
Dedicated by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders to “promote environmental conservation and education,” the park’s acreage has thankfully remained untouched by human development and is blessed with bountiful wildlife. Since visitors are encouraged to make their first stop the Wells Mills Nature Center, follow signs to this unique three-story building, but be forewarned: On the way you’ll probably have to shoo resident geese off the paved path! The park also offers a bike trail, canoe rentals, lake fishing, open playing fields, a picnic area, a playground, and restrooms. As you peer at the lush surroundings, imagine the colonial era."