It's All About
the Pine Barrens!
Geographic Traveler as among the
"very best links for travel to the area"!
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.
4110 Nesco Road
Hammonton, NJ 08037
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
Mills County Park
Route 532 (GSP Exit 69, N
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
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!)
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
| 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.
P.O. Box 307, Barnegat NJ 08005
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Ocean County Chamber of Commerce
Barnegat Chamber of Commerce
Natural Resource Educational Foundation/Lighthouse Center
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