15 Oct 2013
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Written by: Suzanne Marino

Birch Grove Park employees made the discovery Thursday morning, Oct. 10 that vandals had caused considerable damage overnight to the hayride trail in the park. According to Northfield Police Chief Robert James, the damage occurred sometime after the park had closed at dusk and before the first park employees arrived Thursday.

05 Oct 2013
Posted by: Admin
Birch Grove Park Autumn Family Hayrides 2013

It’s that time of year again. As Summer winds down and we head into Autumn, what could be more fun than a family-friendly hayride along a winding gravel road through scenic Birch Grove park? See the digital flyer below for times and dates.

ATTENTION! There will be ‘family friendly’ but no ‘haunted’ hayrides at Birch Grove Park for the 2013 season. If you have any questions, please contact Birch Grove Park management at: (609) 641-3778

FOR DETAILS CLICK “Read further” below.

24 Feb 2012
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14 May 2011
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I am sure I am echoing the sentiments of the City of Northfield, Birch Grove Park, Atlantic City, and the surrounding communities in welcoming The Dave Matthews Band Caravan tour to Bader Field stadium this June.

12 Mar 2011
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One man’s opinion: Northfield’s questionable management of Birch Grove park.

Whatever one’s opinion may be of Northfield’s allocating it’s 2008 300,000 dollar Open Spaces Grant to the construction of the Birch Grove Park Centre, or Pavilion, or whatever they’re calling it this week; and the extension of the boardwalk eye-sores further urbanising and over-developing this once jewel of Atlantic County’s natural areas, one thing cannot be denied: Birch Grove Park is becoming an environmental disaster.

11 Mar 2011
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Pennsylvania relies on it’s groundhog to predict an early spring; at Birch Grove Park you can tell spring is just around the corner when our turtles begin emerging from their long winter hibernation at the bottom and in the banks of the ponds.

29 Dec 2010
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The Somers Brick Company filed its incorporation papers with the New Jersey Secretary of State on 8 May 1900. The official corporate office for the company stood at the corner of Arctic and Missouri avenues and Warren Somers served as the agent for the firm. The company established its brickyard in Bakersville, the old name of the present-day City of Northfield.

04 Oct 2010
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Welcome to terror! Or maybe just a fun night out with the kids.

The various independently run October Haunted Halloween Hayrides have been a seasonal tradition in many of our local communities for several years now, and an event many families begin looking forward to as the Summer season begins winding down and a hint of autumn is in the air. (Pictures included).

01 Sep 2010
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Who is Bubba?

Big Bubba would be a largemouth Bass; or rather, many largemouth Bass. I am fourty years old, and there has been talk of Bubba since I was a little boy. That was a long time ago. The average lifespan of a Largemouth Bass is about 15 years. There has been a Bubba legend at Birch Grove Park for many generations, so it stands to reason there really isn’t ‘a’ Bubba, but simply an idea of Bubba. In my mind, the Bubba of Birch Grove Park legend represents the archetype or ideal of the lunker, slob, monster, or whatever you want to call a really huge largemouth Bass. I doubt Bubba has ever been one fish; or, maybe, there really was an original Bubba who started the legend, but the origin of the legend has been forgotten.

28 Aug 2010
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General history of Birch Grove Park

During the late Miocene epoch, seas covered most of the coastal plain of South Jersey. At the end of the Miocene, a final crustal uplifting occurred (determined by dating marine fossils). These receding seas left deposits of sand, clay and glauconite throughout Northern New Jersey. The clay formation at Birch Grove Park is one of many heavy bed deposits that were carried by ancient rivers that flowed east across New Jersey.