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The Delsea Region

Other Things to Do

Penns Grove Wildlife Management Area
Rt. 130, Oldmans Township
This 300-acra site on the Delaware River with a 120-acre lake is ideal for hunting, fishing and recreation. there are five boat launches.

Locuson Estate/ Church Landing Farm
Church Landing Road, Pennsville Township
Home of the Pennsville Historical Society, located at one of the landing sites of the country's earliest settlers. This completely restored farmhouse overlooking the Delaware River is open for tours.

City of Salem
Route 49
One of the nation's oldest seaports, the City of Salem offers two National Historic Districts with architectural restoration of the finest quality. If you look at he History of Salem you will find that the colony grew slowly at first, due in part to competition for settlers among contemporary colonies in the area

Lower Alloways Creek Log Cabin
Smick Rd. in Lower Alloways Creek Township.
Site of the Lower Alloways Creek Historical society, this log cabin dates to the late 1600's

Canton Village
Route 623  in Lower Alloways Creek Township
Quaint, rustic village that is illustrative of early settlements.

Mad Horse Creek Wildlife Management Area
Route 623  in Lower Alloways Creek Township
Saltwater fishing, waterfowl, pheasant and rabbits inhabit this 5,826 acre area of tidal marsh and upland habitat.

Natural Viewing Areas
Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife
More that 50,000 acres of natural viewing areas in Cumberland County include:

  1. Turkey Point
  2. Maurice River Wetlands Restoration Site
  3. Bayside Viewing Area
  4. Glades Natural Lands Trust Site
  5. Stow Creek - is a good place to study a salt marsh, as well as view eagles, wrens and swallows, nesting osprey, snowy egrets, green-backed and great blue herons, Canada geese and mallards.
  6. Moore's Beach - is the spot to observe the thousand of shorebirds that migrate annually shortly after the horseshoe crabs begin spawning. The shorebirds will consume over 300 tons of horseshoe crab eggs to fuel them for the journey to their Artic nesting areas. Marsh hawks, egrets, great blue herons, northern diamondback terrapins and marsh wrens can also be viewed here.

Seabrook Education and Cultural Center
State Highway 77, just north of Bridgeton
The Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center exhibits the rich history of Seabrook Village, a community brought together by was, economic hardship and the spirit of adventure. Japanese Americans, who were relocated to Seabrook During World War II, established the Center to preserve Seabrook's unique cultural and business history.

Historic Bridgeton
Routes 49 and 77
Enjoy the ambiance of New Jersey's largest historic district. Walking tours that highlight the historic homes and buildings of this unique county seat are available through the Tourist Center. special events are held throughout the year.

Cohanzick Zoo
Mayor Aitken Drive in Historic Bridgeton
The Cohanzick Zoo is home to many exotic animals, including rare white tigers from Sweden and birds from South America in the new aviary. The aviary is the largest outdoor aviary in New Jersey.

Wheaton Village
Accessible via Routes 55, 47 and 49 in Millville
Home of the internationally-renown Museum of American Glass. visitors can watch skilled artisans employ centuries-old techniques to create glass pitchers, vases and bottles. Visitors can also make their own glass paperweight. Enjoy the unique shops and call for a special events calendar.

Millville Army Airfield Museum
The history of the former Millville Army Air Field, which was dedicated by the US War Department in1941 as "America's First Defense Airport." is preserved at this museum. Visitors will also want to view Millville's WWII Wall of Remembrance, a three-story mural located at Millville City Hall on High and Main streets (State Highway 49).

Historic Mauricetown
County Rd. 670, along the Maurice River
An 18th century village nestled along the picturesque Maurice river, Mauricetown host an annual seafood festival, holiday house tours and many antique shops.

Maurice Scenic and Recreational River
Off State Highway 55 and 47
This river system supports some of the most important wildlife habitats n the region. some 50% of New Jersey's threatened endangered plant and animal species can be found in the Maurice River watershed. shorebirds, bald eagles, railbirds, hawks and songbirds of various types can all be found in this area that was designated part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers system in 1993.

Cape May County Park and Zoo
Rout 9 in Cape May Court House
The 128-acre park and Zoo are open year-round, seven days a week from 9 am to 5 pm. Over 180 species of animals live at the zoo, and there are nature trails, playground equipment, volleyball and tennis courts, biking and jogging trails and freshwater fishing. Other parts of the Cape May County Park System include Fishing Creek Wildlife refuge, located in del Haven on Bayshore Road, with 1700 acres of wetlands and marsh that attract thousands of migratory birds in both spring and fall. tree nesting egrets, waterfowl, song birds and Canada geese can be seen throughout the year. Cameron Wildlife Sanctuary (Cape May County Park North) is 25 acres of pineland woods, salt marsh and freshwater ponds, a combination that is rarely seen in one setting. Walking paths wind along cranberry bogs, chicken grapes and beach plums along with painted turtles, migratory birds and other wildlife.

Reeds Beach
Located on the Delaware Bayshore in Middle Township
This is one of the best spots to view the spring concentration of shorebirds and horseshoe crabs, a world-famous phenomenon that occurs each year from the 2nd week in May through the 1st week in June. Over one million shorebirds gather while thousands upon thousands of horseshoe crabs mate and lay their eggs under the sand in the tide line. cape May bird Observatory offers naturalist-led field trips here during the peak season.


Copyright 2001- , Terry Muse 
Revised: October 5, 2001
Contact: Terry Muse
Coastal Heritage Trail | Delsea Region