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Estell Manor Park is located 3.5 miles south of Mays Landing on Route 50. It is bordered by the Great Egg Harbor River / South River to the east and by Route 50 to the west. In all, it is about 1700 acres large. This is Atlantic County Park System’s most popular park and the Division of Parks and Recreation headquarters.
After the Native Americans, this was land owned by the Estell family and was the site of a glassworks in the 1800’s, then became the site of a munitions plant during World War I. After 70 years, the forest has reclaimed this area, and is now home to an incredible diversity of plants and animals.
You may mountain bike on any of the trails, but be careful with your tire tracks and be careful on the bridges. We can lend you a bike for free, if you leave a copy of your license at the Nature Center. Bicycles are not permitted on the Swamp Trail Boardwalk.
- New South Jersey Trail at SeaviewWorking with the Atlantic County Parks Commission and Galloway Township Committee, JORBA’s Atlantic Chapter was able to obtain approval for this new 4.7 mile “Nucleus” trail at center of the “Seaview Trails” tract. Work continues as they sculpt the trails to improve flow and fun factor. With the addition of this new trail, riders can now… Continue reading New South Jersey Trail at Seaview
- Belleplain Chapter Report103 hours worked. Big blow down of large oaks. Took two, five hour days to clear. Six people each day. Trail is open and clear of debris, I ride it once a week to check. New brush hog is much easier to use and makes clearing trail very efficient. Could use two large hand saws.Jim Costello
- Atlantic County Chapter ReportBoth the “Seaview Tract Trails” and “Estell Manor Park” are governed by the Atlantic County Parks Commission of which we have an outstanding relationship with. The “Port Trails” are governed by the Port Republic Town Government. We also have an outstanding relationship with them. We created a Facebook page “Atlantic County MTB Group” in order… Continue reading Atlantic County Chapter Report