Camden County Link Trail

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Overview

The Camden County Link is a planned 33-mile multi-use, off-road trail designed to serve as the “spine” for a County-wide trail network.

In 2017, the County completed a feasibility study for this spine, known at that time as the Cross Camden County Trail. The result was a trail alignment that travels through seventeen municipalities from the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Camden to the Gloucester County line in lower Winslow Township. Along the way, the trail will travel through urban, suburban, and rural environments connecting many municipal and County parks and several downtown business districts.  In addition, the trail will provide users with the opportunity to access hundreds of acres of public open space in Winslow Township. The feasibility study also identified the benefits of the trail to the local economy and the improved health of our residents. (see above for a link to this study and accompanying appendix).   

 

 

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A number of drone videos have been produced identifying the preferred route for the trail through the entire length of the County. Links to these videos can be found below.

The next phase of the development of this trail has begun.

In 2017, the County was awarded a $200,000 Recreational Trails Grant by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to begin design work on a more than four and a half mile segment of the trail in Winslow Township.

In 2018, the County, with the assistance of the Rails to Trails Conservancy, was awarded a $1.2 million TAP grant for construction of the first new segment of this trail. This approximately one-mile segment will be built  between East Atlantic Avenue and the Conrail railroad tracks in Audubon and Haddon Heights.

In 2019, the County, through an RFP process, awarded a $4,579,540 contract to NV5 to design approximately two thirds of the 33-mile trail over the next several years. Completing the design will allow the County to apply for State and Federal grants for construction. The County has prioritized this design work, identifying segments as Priority 1, Priority 2, and Priority 3.

The first series of public meetings to present preliminary design plans for Priority 1 trail segments has been scheduled.  These will be virtual meetings held via GoToMeeting. See above for dates and sign up information.

For those unable to make it to the live meeting, the video of the meeting and materials presented will be posted on this site the day after the meeting, and residents will be able to review and provide comment on the design. 

More public meetings will be held in the future for other trail segments as the design advances. 

Drone Video 1         Camden & Pennsauken

Drone Video 2         Collingswood & Haddon Township

Drone Video 3         Oaklyn, Audubon & Haddon Heights

Drone Video 4         Barrington, Lawnside & Magnolia

Drone Video 5         Somerdale & Hi-Nella

 

Drone Video 6         Stratford, Laurel Springs & Lindenwold

Drone Video 7         Clementon and Pine Hill

Drone Video 8         Winslow Township

Drone Video 9         Entire length of Trail