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Smithville Mansion
Mt. Holly and Smithville Roads. Eastampton Township
This historic Greek Revival Mansion in an 18th century mill town was the home of the manufacturer of the "Star" bicycle. The park contains a lake, trails and picnic tables.
609-265-5020

Burlington City Waterfront Promenade
Foot of High Street, Burlington
Fishing, boating, riverfront pathways and an esplanade overlooking the Delawae river.
609-386-0200

Florence Waterfront Park
Front and Broad Street, Florence
Walking rails, fishing, birding, a floating dock, a boat ramp and the Delaware River.
609-499-2525

Historic Mount Holly
High Street, Mount Holly
Walking tours of the town, museum exhibits at the Museum Jail and the Old County Courthouse.
609-267-0170

Whitesbog Village
Mile marker 13 on Route 530, adjacent to Lebanon State Forest
Whitesbog Village is listed in the National Historic Register and represents one of the last examples of a factory town in New Jersey. Best known  as the birthplace of the blueberry and for its status as a working cranberry bog. Whitesbog is owned by the state of New Jersey and administered by the Whitesbog Preservation Trust. special events and activities are scheduled throughout the year. Visitors are encouraged to explore Whitesbog on their own. Self-guided tour information is available.
609-893-4646

Palmyra Cove
Route 73, Palmyra
Hiking trails, bird watching and Pennsauken Creek
856-829-6100

Rancocas Nature Center
Rancocas and Mt. Holly Road, Westampton
Trails, environmental interpretation and the Nature Center
609-261-2495

Strawbridge Lake
Route 38 and Haines Drive, Moorestown
Walking trails, birding and picnicking on the shores of Strawbridge Lake
856-235-0912

Taylors Wildlife Preserve
Inman Street, Cinnaminson Township
This non-profit center on the Delaware River offers nature interpretation and walking trails.
856-353-5587

Willingboro Lakes Nature Preserve
Route 130, Willingboro
Two lakes, hiking rails, birding and fishing offer ample opportunities for observing natural ecology
609-877-2200

Dr. Ulysses Wiggins Waterfront Park
Federal and Delaware Ave., Camden
This park houses the Governor Thomas Kane New Jersey State Aquarium, the "E" Center and the Children's Garden and Visitor Center, which features more than a dozen horticultural exhibits including a water garden, a Jack and the Beanstalk, Mr. McGregor, Peter Rabbit and Community Demonstrations gardens. There is a River Link Ferry between the Camden Waterfront Park and Penns Landing in Philadelphia, Pa.
856-365-3300

Cooper River Park
Cooper River Park covers 345 acres in Pennsauken, Cherry Hill, Collingswood and Haddon Townships, while Cooper River Linear Park is comprised of Franham Park and will be a Greenway Linkage to the Wiggins Water front Park.
856-795-7275

Delaware River Back Channel
Petty's Island, wetlands mitigation areas, Cramer Hill and the Northshore Conservation/Development Area

Fish House Cove
Tippens Pond off Cove and River roads in Pennsauken

Great Egg Harbor Wild and Scenic River
In Camden County, this river extends from the County Berlin Park (152 acres) to the County New Brooklyn Park (750 acres) in Winslow Township, and includes the Camden County Environmental Studies Center (ESC), and the Winslow Wildlife Management Area. the Camden County ESC houses a reference library and a teacher resource collection on natural history and environmental issues to assist teachers in integrating environmental issues into the curriculum, develop school-site environmental study areas and conduct on-site nature programs.
856-767-7275

Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center
State Highway 77, just north of Bridgeton
the Seabrook educational and Cultural center exhibits the rich history of Sea brook Village, a community brought together by war, economic hardship and the spirit of adventure. Japanese American, who ere relocated to Seabrook during world war II, established the Center to preserve Seabrook's unique cultural and business history.
609-451-8393

Vineland
State Highways 55 and 47
New Jersey's largest city in square miles is host of the annual Jersey Fresh Festival, which features fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products grown in the Garden State.
609-691-7400

Red Bank Battlefield
On the Delaware River, National Park
A historic park on the Delaware, the Red Bank Battlefield is home to the Ann Whitall Museum and the remains of Fort Mercer. Picnic areas, pavilions, a river promenade and two piers are open year round from dawn to dusk.
856-853-5120

Audubon Society Twin Islands
Gibbstown
Nature Center and Bird Sanctuary, along the scenic Delaware River
9908-766-5787

Balloon Landing Site
West of Clement's Bridge Road and south of Big Timber Creek, Deptford
On January 9, 1793. aerialist Jean Pierre Blanchard landed here and completed America's first balloon flight. Blanchard left 6th and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia and traveled by balloon for 15 miles and 56 minutes before dropping down among surprised locals. The personal letter Blanchard carried from President George Washington allayed the fears and suspicions of the local farmers who saw him drop from the sky.

The Clement Oak
Bounded by Clement's Bridge Road, the North-South Freeway and Big Timber Creek, Deptford
One of the largest oak trees in the eastern United States, this oak is 80 feet high and has a spread of over 100 feet. As early as 1678, this ancient oak has been a landmark in the area and according to tradition, spread its branches over the Lenni-Lenape Indian Tribal Council meetings.
856-845-5300

Glassboro Wildlife Management Area
South Glassboro on Route 47
The Glassboro tract is one of the older areas owned and managed by the Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife. Acquisition began in 1935 and today the area totals 2,337 acres of woodlands and fields. The area is managed primarily for upland game by planting of annual food patches and cover crops.
856-292-1599

Gloucester County Bike Trails
Renlund Park, Greentree Road, Glassboro
856-881-1515
Sunrise Park, Main Street, Mantua Township
856-458-1500
Alcyon Lake Park, Cedar Avenue, Pitman
856-589-4665
Washington Lake Park, Greentree Road, Washington township
856-589-3227
Red Bank Battlefield, 100 Hessian Avenue, National Park
856-468-0100
Bethel Mill Park, Delsca Drive and Bethel Mill Road, Hurffville
856-468-0100

Heritage Glass Museum
High and Center Streets, Glassboro
Call before traveling to this museum, which is open Friday evenings and Saturday mornings from April through December. The museum contains a variety of exhibits.
856-881-7468

Historical Woodbury
The county seat, Woodbury history dates back to 1689, when a Quaker family named Wood set sail from Bury, England settled at the mouth of the New Jersey shore
856-845-8655

Peach Blossom Tour
Over 11,000 peach trees blossoming in shades from dark to light pink come into full bloom in early April in Gloucester County, the number one peach-producing county in New Jersey and the 7th largest in the United States,
Call 856-863-0110 for Tour Route Information

Scotland Run Park Nature Center
Gloucester
900 acres of natural woodlands, environmental programs: all kinds of trails.
856-881-0845

Tinnicum Rear Lighthouse
2nd street and Mantua Avenue, Paulsboro
Built in 1880 out of cast iron, this rare example of lighthouse construction can be tours every third weekend of the month. If you climb the 112 steps to the top of the lighthouse, you can see downtown Philadelphia
856-423-0600

Parvin State Park
Route 540, Pittsgrove Township
Camping facilities at the 1,125 acre park include trailer and tent sites and rental cabins on the lake. swimming, boating, fishing and picnicking facilities are available and there are 15 miles of natures trails. Guided nature walks can be arranged by reservation
856-358-8616

Salem County Park
Avis Mill Road, Pilesgrove Township
County park with a lake, picnic grove, nature trails and scenic views
856-935-7510

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