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:
Medford's Bikeway Plan (adopted as a component of the Recreation & Open Space Plan adopted November 2021. Click HERE.
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.
Click HERE for the map of the off road bike trails
Click HERE for the bike trail rules & safety tips
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.
Cow Point Bike Path -- Medford Bicycle Network
Phase I: Dixontown Road: Bike Lane from Stokes Road to Tabernacle Road (except in Medford Lakes)
Phase II: paved Bike/Pedestrian Path in the Cow Pointe Open Space along Stokes Road from the Village to Branin Road; and bike lanes along Himmelein Road from Stokes Road to Taunton Road and along Taunton Road from Himmelein Road to Tuckerton Road.
Click HERE for the Cow Pointe Bike Path Rules & Safety Tips
Dr. Still Education Center Nature Trail
With the efforts of a local Eagle Scout, Matthew Mason, a Nature Trail was created behind the Dr. James Still Education Center at 209-211 Church Road. This is a half mile loop trail that is well marked with tree ID, interesting plants and historical points. Please Click HERE for the brochure.
**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 of the Pines
Burlington County Park System
Rancocas Nature Center (NJ Audubon Society)
Pinelands Visitor Center
Pinelands Adventures (Outdoor Recreation)