New Jersey says get high this weekend in Wharton State Forest

Want to get high this weekend?

I mean really, really high?

Wait….you thought we were talking about…..?

No, we are talking about climbing, very high, in the middle of the Pinelands.

Officials from Wharton State Forest and New Jersey State Parks, Forests and Historic Sites are hosting a Fire Tower Climb at Apple Pie Hill Fire Tower!

It’s happening this Saturday (March 18, 2023) in Tabernacle Township in Burlington County. If you’re up to it, you can scale the tower just over 200ft – roughly considered the highest point in South Jersey. With the elevation, you’ll be about 250 feet above sea level. On a clear day, you’ll enjoy views of the Pinelands and be able to see Philadelphia, Atlantic City, and more!

The event is rain or shine – but could be canceled in the event of heavy rain, snow or other extreme weather conditions.

The ascent is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required. Show up between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ready to climb.

According to New Jersey State Parks, Forests and Historic Sites, Wharton State Forest is the largest forest in New Jersey. It covers approximately 125,000 acres and is located in parts of Atlantic, Burlington, and Camden counties. To learn more about Wharton and other New Jersey parks, click here.

More information about the climb can be found here.

This is the Apple Pie Hill Fire Tower Climb. If you go there, do not hesitate to share your photos with us!

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