Get Outside Near Marlton
Nicer weather is here, and that means it’s time to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. If walking, hiking, exploring, and playing are on your list of things to do – here are some places to go check out.
Located in Evesham Township, Black Run Preserve is 1300 acres of permanently preserved land. In the preserve, you can find forests, wetlands, old cranberry bogs, streams and plenty of wildlife. With its gorgeous scenery, Black Run Preserve is ideal for photographers – they even hold a photo contest every year for those wishing to showcase their images of the area. Additionally, they host many events during the warmer months – so check the website to see what’s happening.
This kid-friendly park has ball fields, playground equipment, fishing and much more. It’s a great place to take children to let them run around and burn off some energy. Laurel Acres Park also has a dog park so you can bring furry friends with you, too.
Memorial Park has an amazing playground that kids will love. One area is geared towards younger children, and the other has a higher slide and is geared towards older kids. There is a nearby pavilion if you’d like to pack a picnic and in the summer you can often find an ice cream truck close by.
Cooper River Park has something for everyone on over 340 acres. Softball fields, bike paths, dog park, volleyball courts, miniature golf and much more can be found here. You can also rent paddle boats and kayaks to take out on the Cooper River if you want to give it a try. Definitely check out this park!
Washington Lake Park is situated on 330 acres and is the largest municipal park in New Jersey. This is a great park for those who like to be active. They have numerous outdoor fields and courts including tennis and basketball. There are nature trails to explore. In the summer, the amphitheater hosts numerous events. And, you can pack a picnic to eat in one of their picnic areas or pavilions.
Cherry Hill is home to Challenge Grove Park. Walkers and runners will like the 1 ¼ mile track. Kids will love the two playgrounds and the bike path. Everyone will love the picnic areas, bocce courts, and Recognition Garden.
Strawbridge Lake Park is great for those who want to enjoy the water. You can go fishing, kayaking, and canoeing here when the weather is nice. There are also two boat launch areas that can be used to access the lake. If the water is not your thing, there is a playground, picnic area, and lots of space for running, walking or biking.
This smaller park is great for those people who just want to enjoy nature. Located on 33 acres, Hopkins Pond is ideal for fishing or following the Nature History Tree Trail. It’s also great for bird watching – so bring your binoculars if that’s something that interests you.
Did your favorite park make the list? Where do you like to go when the weather is nice? Be sure to share your favorite spot so your neighbors can enjoy it, too.