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Top Camping Sites Near Philadelphia

Whether you seek a quiet, secluded spot in the mountains to relax and unwind, or you’re simply looking for inexpensive accommodations for that beach vacation, these top camp sites are worth checking out.

09/13/2014

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Top Summer Backpacking Trips Near Philadelphia

Here’s a list of the five best places in or near Philly to get your backpacking fix this summer.

05/02/2014

(Smoke rises in the distance near a forest fire command post set up in Shamong, NJ.  Photo by David Madden)

Firefighters Work To Contain Blazes Raging Across South Jersey Pinelands

At least five major forest fires in central and southern New Jersey have taken out 2,800 acres of woodland since Wednesday.

04/25/2014

Forest fire in Burlington County, New Jersey on April 7, 2014. (credit: Cleve Bryan)

Crews Battle Fire Inside Wharton State Forest

Crews have contained a large fire that’s burned about 1,600 acres in New Jersey’s Wharton State Forest.

04/07/2014

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Top Hiking Trails In Philadelphia

Philadelphia-area hiking expert Shane O’Donnell shared his picks for the best, along with a few packing tips and suggestions for staying safe on the trail.

07/26/2013

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Man Killed In Boating Accident In South Jersey

State police say a man has died in an apparent boating accident in southern New Jersey’s Pinelands region.

06/15/2013

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Take A Virtual Tour Of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens

The Wagner Free Institute of Science launches this year’s Weeknights at the Wagner lecture series, by taking you on a virtual tour of the 1.1 million acres of forests, rivers and trails that make up the New Jersey Pine Barrens.

09/26/2012

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DEP: Fire In Wharton State Forest Is contained

A forest fire that has consumed more than 200 acres in southern New Jersey has been contained.

07/06/2012

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Camden County Forest Fire Continues To Burn

Crews have contained about half of a 200-plus acre fire that continues to burn deep in the Wharton State Forest in South Jersey.

07/06/2012

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Camden County Forest Fire Under Investigation

A forest fire in Camden County is under investigation Thursday evening.

07/05/2012

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Firefighters Battling Forest Blaze In New Jersey Pine Barrens

Dozens of firefighters are battling a blaze in the Wharton State Forest in Burlington County, NJ.

06/27/2011

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