I flew from Atlanta to Philadelphia, PA the day after blizzard June struck the N.E. United States. There was less snow in New Jersey than was forecasted.
My hotel in Egg Harbor, NJ was about a 45 minute drive from the airport. Shortly after checking-in I had refreshed my mind on the exact location of the Atlantic City Bikeway trailhead. The trailhead is a small gravel parking lot near the Burlington Coat Factory at the Shore Mall. The path itself is freshly paved asphalt. All I needed to do was bundle up to prepare for the cold that awaited me outside. I wore 3 layers on top, 2 layers on my legs, a beanie on my head, and gloves. It was just barely enough.
|Trailhead gravel parking lot|
|The trailhead (mile zero)|
|Shore Mall across West Jersey Avenue|
|The busy intersection of West Jersey Avenue and English Creek Avenue where I turned around|
|The path looking east from English Creek Avenue|
|An Atlantic County Bikeway sign on a tree|
|The path is lined with trees. This section had a light cover of pine needles.|
|Red-eyed after my run|
The path is 7.5 miles in length and I ran less than half of it. Hopefully my fitness will improve and I'll get to see the path from end-to-end soon.
A note of caution: The ice on the path didn't melt in many places and it was quite slippery. I often found it safer to run in the grass and snow alongside the path.
Thanks for reading.