Hiking, Biking, Fishing & Paddling
Medford is a gateway to the million-acre wilderness of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, which is loaded with outdoor recreational opportunities, from biking and canoeing to hiking and hunting. Our 39 square mile township is abundant with open space, parks and playing fields - ideal for family life. Medford itself offers a great number of outdoor recreational opportunities, including:
Freedom Park to Medford Park
Union Street between Jones Rd and Allen Rd
Walk along the playing fields, playgrounds, and the town dog run on paved and gravel paths.
Hartford Crossing Park
Paved walking trails from the playing fields on Church Road to the Softball Complex on Hartford Road, and off road bicycle trails through the wooded area, starting behind the football field on Church Road.
Historic Medford Village Walking Tour
See inset map – guides available at township offices. A self-guided tour of Medford’s historic downtown
Medford Walking and Canoe Trail
Begins at Medford Park off Gill Rd
Walking trail continues to Branch Street
Canoe Trail continues to Kirby’s Mill
Walk and canoe along the scenic Rancocas Creek.
Don Morrison, a Geospacial Information Systems major at Rowan College at Burlington
County, has created a web based map of the Medford Canoe Trail.
It will work on a smart phone and use your phone's GPS to give the current
location. Features on the map are clickable. It will also track your location, allows a choice of
different base maps, and you can measure distances.
Medford Bicycle Loop
Dixontown Road: Bike Lane from Stokes Road to Tabernacle Road (except in Medford Lakes)
Stokes Road from Mill Street to Jackson Road; Himmelein Road from Stokes Road to Taunton Road; Taunton Road from Himmelein Road to Tuckerton Road
**Per Medford Township Ordinance 109-3; Prohibited Acts in Parks & Playgrounds, Article K specifically states that it is illegal to “hold, possess or use any firearm or weapons in or within 300 feet of any park, playground or open space area.”
Further, Article L states that it is prohibited to “molest, trap, capture or hunt, remove, injure or kill any animal or disturb its habitat, except in portions of any park or open space area designated as open for fishing.”
Private & State Owned Facilities
Visit these links for more information about recreational opportunities in and around Medford at these private or state owned facilities:
Camp Dark Waters
JCC Camp at Medford
Medford Leas Nature Preserve and Arboretum
NJ Fish, Game & Wildlife
Fishing w/ License along public portions of Rancocas Creek from Branch Street into Medford Park
State Wildlife Management Area
Bureau of Land Management 609-984-0547
Wharton State Forest (Batona Trail/Batsto Village)
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
YMCA Camp Ockanickon
Burlington County Park System
Rancocas Nature Center (NJ Audubon Society)
Pinelands Visitor Center
Pinelands Adventures (Outdoor Recreation)