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Wines in the Pines
Performers at the "Pine Barrens Jamboree" held annually in Waretown (Merce Ridgway on left)
Music of the Pines
The mansion at historic Batsto Village
The Mansion at
Batsto Village
A cabin in the Pine Barrens
Hunting Cabin at
Wells Mills
Brendan T. Byrne
State Forest

Brendan T. Byrne State Forest was formerly called Lebanon State Forest. It  has many campsites, three cabin rentals, and miles of trails, including parts of The Batona Trail.
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Cloverdale Farm
County Park, Barnegat NJ
Cloverdale Farm is an old cranberry farm being preserved by Ocean County NJ
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Forest Resource Ed. Ctr,
Jackson NJ!

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The Wetlands Institute
The Wetlands Institute is located in Stone Harbor, NJ,  between Avalon and North Wildwood.
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Cape May Zoo
Cape May County Park and Zoo is a wonderful place for everyone - a must-see!
Details & Photos
Cranberry Harvest at Double Trouble
State Park.

The old cranberry packing house at Double Trouble State Park in Bayville, NJ provides a scenic backdrop for the October cranberry harvest. More photos
Dragons & Damsels of the Pine Barrens
Many species of dragonflies and damselflies can be found in the Pine Barrens, some unique to the area.
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Railroad History at
Winslow Junction!

Story and Photos
Self-guided Tour
The Ruins of the paper mill at Harrisville, in the NJ Pine Barrens
"Heart O' the Pines!"

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It's All About the Pine Barrens!

Over 140 pages of NJ Pinelands - Pine Barrens Information
for Visitors and Residents, since 1998!


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Discovering New Jersey's Pine BarrensDiscovering New Jersey's
Pine Barrens

by Cathy Antener
Founder/publisher of

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160 pages/over 70 photos

Carranza MemorialThe New Jersey Pinelands, also referred to as the Pine Barrens, is a mysterious and fascinating region contained within seven counties: Burlington, Ocean, Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland and Gloucester. Brendan T. Byrne (formerly Lebanon), Wharton, Bass River, Penn and Belleplain State Forests, the Forked River Mountains, Barnegat and Tuckerton, west to Chatsworth - the unofficial "capital" of the Pinelands; Tabernacle, Shamong, Hammonton, Port Republic, and many more special places are all located within the Pinelands.

Here at, you will find a complete guide to the Pinelands Region. Whether you're down for the day, visiting NJ on a vacation, planning a canoe trip on the Wading, Mullica or Maurice River, thinking of relocating, going deer or duck hunting, would like to take a tour of the area, searching for the JERSEY DEVIL, or just a "local" looking for something new and exciting to do, there's bound to be something in the NJ Pinelands to interest you. You'll discover a new way of exploring New Jersey's Pine Barrens! If you're planning a vacation or a wedding in South Jersey - perhaps in Long Beach Island, Cape May, Wildwood, Ocean City or Atlantic City - the Pine Barrens is just a short drive away. Like wine? The Pinelands is also home to several award-winning wineries!

From outdoor activities to dining and nightime entertainment; glimpses of local personalities, folklore - fact and fiction, lost towns, festivals & jamborees, cranberry recipes, maps, music of the Pines , wildlife refuges, and so much more, you'll find it in the Pinelands of New Jersey.  Relax, take a look around, see our photos, see how much the area has to offer...there's sure to be something for everyone!

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The Pine Barrens is becoming a popular tourist destination. It offers history, nature, boating, camping, fishing, swimming, and most of all, peace and tranquility. It's important to families who live here, whether for a few years or many generations, that our peace and tranquility be preserved.A local lawyer or doctor won't look any different than his neighbor who works the land. Thousand dollar suits aren't what impress people of the Pines - taking care of nature and fellow man is what matters. To that end, it is important for you to know that as a visitor to our precious Pine Barrens, you should show respect for the flora and fauna, for the historical buildings or their remains, and show respect for the "locals". Walk and drive gently. Treat our Pine Barrens as you would want a visitor to treat your own home town - and your own family. Thank you.

In Memory of
Maxwell G. Hound
Jan. 1996 - Nov. 17, 2007

Maxwell and Cathy
My Piney Hound will always be in my heart!
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Isaac G. Hound

June 2005 - Oct. 2016

Isaac G. Hound, the Piney Hound II
My Sweet Zakkers.

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2012 Chatsworth Cranberry Festival!
Cranberry Festival

(held yearly in October)

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Buzby's Chatsworth General Store Offered for Sale!

Fungi of the
Pine Barrens
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Long Beach Island
Chowder Cookoff

Beach Haven NJ is the site of the Annual Chowder Cookoff held in September
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A May 2007 forest fire destroyed over 18,000 acres, but there were no injuries thanks to the expertise of local and state firefighters
May 15 - 16, 2007
Fire in the Pines

Photos and Weblog

of the webmaster's personal experience.

Joe Albert's Truck, as seen on display at the Pine barrens Jamboree
With classic old photos!

Barnegat Rail Trail
Located in eastern Ocean County, The Rail Trail is a real treasure! See more photos.

Tuckerton Seaport Diarama
in the
NJ Pinelands and
Coastal Area!

An early September visit to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Brigantine
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Lower Bank Tavern on Route 542 in Lower Bank (Egg Harbor City Township), NJ
Best Burgers in
The Pine Barrens?

Try the
Lower Bank Tavern

Decoys on display at the Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show, held yearly in Tuckerton NJ
Ocean County
Decoy and
Gunning Show
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Visitors to Valenzano Winery get a personal vineyard tour given by Anthony Valenzano. Piine Barrens Winery Tour is run by PineyPower Tours.

Valenzano Winery Tour
Enjoyed by All!

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Jakes Branch County Park tagged "Gateway to the Pine Barrens"

Blu Grass and Country MusicMusic
Pine Barrens Jamboree
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Artisans of the Pine Barrens, featuring Marilyn Wenz
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