It's All About the Pine Barrens!
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Rainy Day Fun

Just because it's raining doesn't mean you should postpone your trip to the Pine Barrens! Stop into one of these places to learn more about the history, culture and lore of these fascinating 1.3 million acres.

Batsto Historic Village
4110 Nesco Road
Hammonton, NJ 08037

The informative museum, movie theater showing a history of Batsto, and large gift shop is adjacent to the parking area. The Mansion is a short walk away, but is closed for renovations until further notice..

Wells Mills County Park
Route 532 (GSP Exit 69, N &S)
Waretown NJ 08758

Wells Mills offers a three-story nature center, and displays of animal and plant life in the Pine Barrens. A naturalist is usually on staff to answer questions, and on weekends, Cliff Oakley just might tell you a tale of the Jersey Devil!.


Shop for everything Piney! Buzby's Chatsworth General Store. The Cheshire Cat Gift Shop is in the "Heart of the Pine Barrens". Browse through dozens of books about the Pine Barrens and related items, marvel over artwork and craftmanship of local artesans, and meet shop owner Marilyn Schmidt, who is an accomplished author and editor, and "Pumpkin"! (mention "Pineypower" and receive a free bumper sticker!)


Tuckerton Seaport - "Patriot Pirates: Tales of Plunder and Privateers of Coastal NJ" . Weigh anchor for an afternoon of discovery and swashbuckling fun in this hands-on exhibit sure to entertain children of all ages. Explore real pirate treasure from sugar to silk or take turns at the helm and imagine navigating the Jersey Shore. Based on the Revolutionary War Privateers of the Jersey Shore who disrupted British trade, commandeering ships, cargo and munitions in support of the war effort.


"Life on the Edge" is a virtual walk through our estuarine system: from the headwaters of the Mullica River, through the Pinelands, into the marsh ecosystem in Great Bay and then finally out into the open ocean. The exhibit is located on the upper level of the Tuckerton Yacht Club at the Tuckerton Seaport in Tuckerton, NJ.For more information call Lisa Auermuller, Watershed Coordinator, at 609.812.0649 or visit website.






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.

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