plenty for the family to do in and around NJ's Pine Barrens. Here are
just a few suggestions:
Rent a canoe - Mick's
Canoe and Kayak Rental is located in Chatsworth, the "capital
of the Pine Barrens" deep in cranberry country and close
proximity to two great Pinelands Rivers - the Wading and the Oswego
river trail guide) . They'll supply you and your kids
with safety gear, for a wonderful time in the Pine Barrens, whether
you want to spend 2, 3, 4 or more hours enjoying its rivers!
Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey 08087
TOLL-FREE RESERVATIONS: 1 800 648-2227
Acres is a beautiful family campground
set amidst 60 wooded acres on the edge of the NJ Pine Barrens. We
offer a laid back family atmosphere with modern amenities, activities
and LOTS OF FUN!
Exploring the Pine Barrens has never been easier, thanks to the NJ Birding & Wildlife Trails
- Pine Barrens & Beyond
series! Visit 120 wildlife-viewing areas along 12 new driving routes in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties. Order your FREE GUIDES
now, and experience the wildlife of this world-class ecosystem like never before!
|Located in the Pine
Park Zoo is an animal rescue and sanctuary, home to a diverse
number of domestic and wild animals, including Bengal tigers, capuchin
monkeys, black bear, sheep, horses, birds, and of course dogs and
cats. Kids love it!
Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week; Holidays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admssion: Adults - $4.25, tax included Seniors and Children under
12 - $3.00, tax included
1 Humane Way (off
Lacey Road), Forked River, NJ (609) 693-1900
MUSIC HALL provides
wonderful music on Saturday nights, featuring live stage presentations
of bluegrass, country, and pinelands music. Admission: $5 adults
& $1 children 11 and under. A 600 sq. ft. Pickin' Shed is on the
grounds for musicians to informally meet and play. The Pickin' Shed,
as well as impromptu pickin' space on the Hall's porch and parking
lot, is always available when Albert Music Hall is open.
131 Wells Mills Road (Route 532), Waretown, NJ (609)971-1593
Seaport, which opened in May
2000, a dream-to-reality project undertaken by The Barnegat Bay
Decoy & Baymen's Museum, Inc., includes several historical
structures, both existing and replicas, of old buildings from up
and down the Barnegat Bay. A feature is the 5,800 s.f. replica
of Tucker's Island Lighthouse, at the entrance on Route 9 in Tuckerton.
The museum on site has an extensive display of decoy collections,
Baymen's tools and artifacts, and an antique photo collection among
its offerings. Sundays usually feature a live demonstation of wood
carving or other art of the Baymen. Tours, clinics,
hands-on demonstrations and much more will educate and entertain
everyone! See photos.
Batsto Village , located within
the Wharton State forest in Burlington County is a restored 19th
century bog iron and glass-making village. It features the
original mansion and numerous other buildings such as grist mill,
dairy barn, post office, lumber mill, blacksmith, and many others.
Open daily. A museum
and gift shop are on site; call for hours.
Beach Island is full of fun for kids of all ages, from the
gorgeous white-sand ocean beaches to Fantasy Island with all its
rides and games. Play miniature golf, shop in the many beautiful
stores in Viking Village or Bay Village, or sail the day away on
the Barnegat Bay!
P.O. Box 3336 Margate,
Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
in Medford, NJ is s a wonderful place to learn about the creatures
of the Pine Barrens. The Nature Center has special exhibits and
activities for kids, and the Refuge is filled with rescued animals.
Mammal Stranding Center
A non-profit organization where whales, dolphins, seals and turtles
are rescued, rehabilitated and released.
3625 Brigantine Blvd.,
Brigantine, NJ 08203
P.O. Box 307, Barnegat NJ 08005
Member, Board of Directors, Southern
Ocean County Chamber of Commerce
Barnegat Chamber of Commerce
Natural Resource Educational Foundation/Lighthouse Center
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