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DELAWARE RIVER REGION




         Nature preserves and the Pine Barrens are perfect for hiking, canoeing, or birding, world class wineries to tour and
         sample, scenic golf courses, experience American Revolution historical sites and art museums, enjoy minor league
         baseball and live stage performances all in the Delaware River Region.
         150 miles of shoreline along Delaware Bay and the Delaware River, the Delaware River Region is a boater’s delight.
         Rent a canoe or kayak or bring your own to enjoy the waters in the Pinelands.


         ADVENTURES


         South Jersey Tourism – There is so much to do in the South Jersey area, where to
         start! Visit South Jersey has all the information you need including events, wineries,
         shopping, dining, nightlife, and more.
         www.visitsouthjersey.com
         SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 15

         Bayshore Center at Bivalve – Port Norris - New Jersey’s only environmental
         history museum and the home port of the 1928 Schooner AJ Meerwald, New
         Jersey’s official tall ship. Located on a working waterfront, the Bayshore Center
         at Bivalve operates the Delaware Bay Museum and the Oyster Cracker Café in
         the Oyster Shipping Sheds dating back to 1904. Visitors will enjoy the beauty of
         the Maurice River, a National Wild and Scenic River, and get to watch oystermen
         navigate the river as osprey and bald eagles soar overhead.
         www.bayshorecenter.org

         Battleship New Jersey  – Camden - Our nation’s most decorated Navy ship afloat
         and largest battleship in the history of the world, is preserved as she was during her
         career from World War II though the Persian Gulf War. Today, she serves as a tourist
         attraction. The Battleship New Jersey has recently opened the Steam to Speed
         Engineering Tour, a guided tour that takes guests into the ship’s engine rooms. Jason’s
         Kids Kompartment, a play area for pre-school children to enjoy and learn a little about
         the battleship.
         www.battleshipnewjersey.org
         Farmer’s Markets  – The area is rich with farmers and farmers markets where you
         can find Jersey Fresh produce and other locally hand-crafted items.
         www.findjerseyfresh.com

         Princeton Battlefield Park  – Princeton - National Historic Landmark on 85 acres.
         On Jan. 3, 1777, the peaceful winter fields and woods of Princeton Battlefield were
         transformed into the site of what is considered to be the fiercest fight of its size during
         the American Revolution. During this desperate battle, American troops under Gen.
         George Washington surprised and defeated a force of British Regulars. Coming at
         the end of ‘The Ten Crucial Days,’ which saw the well-known night crossing of the
         Delaware River and two battles in Trenton, the Battle of Princeton gave Washington his
         first victory against the British Regulars on the field.
         www.njparksandforests.org/parks/princeton.html

         Grounds For Sculpture  – Hamilton - A 42-acre sculpture park, museum, and
         arboretum. The organization presents and conserves an extraordinary collection
         of contemporary sculpture, offers programming for all ages, and provides rotating
         exhibitions in six indoor galleries.
         www.groundsforsculpture.org

         Lighthouses  – The region has two lighthouses on the Delaware River, Tinicum
         Rear Range Lighthouse in Paulsboro and Finns Point Rear Range Light in Pennsville.
         Both lighthouses date back to the late 1800’s and offer a unique history.
         www.tinicumrearrangelighthouse.org / www.friendsofsupawnarefuge.org

         Get Outdoors  – The region offers great state parks and forests, but the area is
         rich with American Revolutionary history. Wharton State Forest not only offers trails
         for biking, hiking, canoeing but is home to Batsto Village. Supawna Meadows
         National Wildlife Refuge, Rancocas State Park, Delaware & Raritan Canal State
         Park, and Bass River State Forest are a few other must visit spots.           2021 NJCOA GUIDEBOOK          11
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