Nature Center at Wells Mills Park offers a great display floor,
a library, and the third floor "Elizabeth Meirs Morgan Observation
Deck", dedicated in honor of a very active naturalist and conservationist
in Ocean County.
Environmental programs and classes
are held regularly at Wells Mills, with experienced naturalists
available to answer any questions you may have about the ecology
of this area.The monthly "Full Moon Hikes" are but one of the
popular events that are run by the staff here..
The Annual "Pine
Barrens Jamboree" is held at Wells Mills each October.
A day filled with music, piney vittles and hand-made crafts, it's
an event not to be missed!
Wells Mills Lake has trails meandering around it, perfect for
hiking through the 900+ acres of Pine Barrens located within Wells
Mills County Park. Several marked trails are here, from
easy to advanced, varying in length and difficulty. In season,
canoe rentals are also available at a nominal cost. Canoe lessons
are also available during summer months. Wells Mills Lake covers
34 acres, and is a perfect place to learn how to navigate a canoe!
Mills County Park is located on Route 532/Wells Mills Road in
Waretown (Ocean Township) in Ocean County. It's 2 1/2 miles west
of the Garden State Parkway exit 69, five miles west of Route
9 and 3 miles east of Route 72. Phone: 609-971-3085.
| 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
Member, Board of Directors, Southern
Ocean County Chamber of Commerce
Barnegat Chamber of Commerce
Natural Resource Educational Foundation/Lighthouse Center
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