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The Pine Barrens - Hiking

New Jersey, United States

By lydia.crawford

The Pine Barrens Statistics


15 KM

Estimated Time

6 hours

What are the activities at The Pine Barrens ?


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Why choose a trail at The Pine Barrens?

The Pine Barrens is a 1968 book by John McPhee about the history, people and biology of the New Jersey Pine Barrens that originally appeared in The New Yorker in 1967. The book is an early example of McPhee's acclaimed literary nonfiction style. The book employs a nonlinear narrative that incorporates profiles of contemporary residents, local history and culture, unique geography and environment, and current issues then facing the region.

The Pine Barrens, located in southern New Jersey, is a unique and beautiful natural area. The Barrens are made up of over 1 million acres of pine forests, cedar swamps, and rolling hills. The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including black bears, deer, and bobcats. The Pine Barrens are also known for their dark and mysterious history, as well as the legends and folklore that surround the area. Visitors can enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, and kayaking in the Barrens.

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From sunrise to sunset


What are the coordinates and address of The Pine Barrens?

The Pine Barrens
The Pine Barrens, Pemberton Township, NJ 08015, USA

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Starting Point

The easiest way to get to the start of the trails at the The Pine Barrens is to take exit 57 off of the Garden State Parkway and drive south on County Road 563 for about six miles.

Why visit The Pine Barrens

The Pine Barrens of New Jersey are a unique and beautiful natural area that is worth visiting. The forests, wetlands, and streams of the Pine Barrens are home to a variety of plants and animals, including black bears, deer, and bobcats. The area is also known for its dark skies, which make it a great place to view the stars. Visitors can enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, and other outdoor activities in the Pine Barrens.

Is The Pine Barrens in New Jersey a good place for the whole family?

The Pine Barrens is a great place for the whole family. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone busy, including hiking, fishing, and camping.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near The Pine Barrens in New Jersey include hiking, fishing, and kayaking.

1. Hiking and camping in the Pine Barrens.

2. Fishing in the many lakes, ponds, and streams in the area.

3. Boating and swimming on the Maurice River.

4. Hunting in the Pine Barrens.

5. Biking and ATV riding on the many trails in the area.

Where to eat?

1. The Blue Plate Diner in Chatsworth, NJ

2. The Colonial Diner in Woodbridge, NJ

3. The Summit Diner in Summit, NJ

4. The White Rose Diner in Linden, NJ

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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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