Trail Run Project Logo

Rome Village Trail

 1 vote

0.8 Miles 1.4 Kilometers

 

100% 

Runnable

Doubletrack

16' 5 m

Ascent

-1' -0 m

Descent

108' 33 m

High

92' 28 m

Low

0%

Avg Grade (0°)

1%

Max Grade (1°)

Unknown

Update

Run through the main village and then through Rome Village ruins to reach the reservoirs and Little Tank Beach.

Allison Pierson

Overview

Open dawn to dusk. No gates. Please take any trash with you. This is an active farm so during Cranberry Season watch out for big farming equipment grading paths and harvesting berries (be sure to keep a safe distance, no need to get run over trying to take a picture!).
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Spring — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes

Sandy trail, graded occasionally throughout the year, but weather leaves puddles and bumps along the trail; dry weather sand is deeper, with a mix of full sun and shade.

Description

Take the main sandy road through the village, under the trees, and past Suningive House (home of Elizabeth Coleman White, The Blueberry Queen). Runners will continue past her gardens and a blueberry field (Note, you can duck behind the gardens to the wooded trails that short cut to the cranberry bogs when work is not in progress for the farm), before heading out to the vista over the reservoir (great for bird watching).

Turn right across the wooden bridge along the road between the cranberry bogs and the water. When you head back into the wooded area, keep your eyes peeled for stones, steps, brick and foundations in the groudcover, the only remains of Rome Village. This area housed seasonal cranberry farm workers in the 1900's, but the foundations are all that remain today. The trail winds back and back through post oak, scrub oak, cedars, ferns and along the side of Little Tank reservoir, edged by blueberry bushes. This is a great place to put in a kayak and explore (it connects on the left through a channel with Big Tank, which also has a larger beach on the far side). FYI, kayakers are required to wear lifejackets and water activities are at your own risk. We suggest you bring a friend for more fun!

These are multi-use trails, so you might see horse-back riders, mountain bikes, trail runners, and family walks, in addition to some motor vehicles associated with the bog maintenance.

Feel free to share pictures with us with #whitesbog, and check in at: Whitesbog Preservation Trust.

Flora & Fauna

Scrub oak, post oak, Ferns, Atlantic White Cedar, Sweet Gum trees, holly, moss, arrow arum, sedges, orchids, rare and endangered species, lichen, cranberries and Turkeys, chickadees, barn swallows, woodpeckers, hawks, deer, chipmunks, squirrels, turkey vultures, snakes, frogs (Spring Peepers, Carpenter Frogs, Wood Frogs, Cricket Frogs, Gray Tree Frog, South Leopard Frog, Pine Barrens Tree Frog) and dragonflies, damselflies, moths and butterflies.

Contacts

Rate Trail


   Clear Rating

5.0 from 1 vote


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 1 vote

#1862

Overall
  5.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#13

in New Jersey

#1,862

Overall
2 Views Last Month
16 Since Aug 14, 2017
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

0%
100%
0%
0%
0%
0%

Conditions



Getting forecast...

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running