On this long day trip my dad and I ventured down a new trail finding our way to what is known as Apple Pie Hill. No we did not get a piece of apple pie for climbing the hill nor is there an actual hill... well maybe it is a hill, but the real climb is be had when you brave the steps to the top of the fire tower that is located in a clearing at the top of the "hill".
A towering 209 feet above sea level, Apple Pie Hill is one of the highest elevations
in the Pine Barrens.
If you can make it to the top there is an amazing view. On clear days, you can see Atlantic City looking one direction and Philly from the other.
Everything is so tiny from all the way at the top.
I was brave enough to reach the very top where the door to the birds nest is, but it was locked. There was some cool graffiti all along the way.
Dr. William White's Water Pumping Station
Dr. White purchased land around Apple Pie Hill and had planned to built a sanitarium on the top, but never did. What he did build was a bottling pant at the base of the hill. After obtaining a license Dr. White sold his "health water," which came from a spring whose source reaches a depth of 70 feet.
The Charles Wills Grave
The McCambridges and the Wills family were the only families
who had settled in the area. Once there was a small cemetery with wooden headstones, now all that can be seen one one lonely cement stone
and a sign marking where Charles Willis's remains lay.
Look who decided to pay us a visit!
I am Lizabeth Carl, photographer and owner of Lizabeth Carl Photography. I am 28 years old and have lived in South Jersey my whole life. I was also probably born in the wrong generation because I am hippie at heart.