Discovering the New Jersey Pine Barrens

Overview

This book will be an "armchair guide" to the history of the Pinelands that brings everything of interest to the reader in an easy-to-digest form, filled with intriguing and interesting information. For instance, topics like the legend of Joe Mulliner, often referred to as the "Robin Hood of the Pines;" the fact that the soils and climate are conducive to the production of excellent wines in the region where one can sample award-winning chardonnays, Merlots and even cranberry wine; the road sometimes referred to ...

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Overview

This book will be an "armchair guide" to the history of the Pinelands that brings everything of interest to the reader in an easy-to-digest form, filled with intriguing and interesting information. For instance, topics like the legend of Joe Mulliner, often referred to as the "Robin Hood of the Pines;" the fact that the soils and climate are conducive to the production of excellent wines in the region where one can sample award-winning chardonnays, Merlots and even cranberry wine; the road sometimes referred to as "Cranberry Road" because of the stunning vistas it affords during the cranberry harvest in October; the little "hole- in-the wall" restaurants with fantastic food and warm hospitality; and stories from the hidden rivers that might possibly have the most beautiful scenery in the Pines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609495572
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 5/29/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 985,853
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Part I Introduction to the New Jersey Pinelands 9

1 Overview of the New Jersey Pinelands Region 11

Part II Northern Region 23

2 Lakehurst and Jackson 25

3 Brendan T. Byrne State Forest 31

4 Barnegat 36

5 Waretown 46

6 Forked River, Bayville and Beachwood 55

7 Allaire State Park 60

Part III Central Region 63

8 Southampton, Pemberton and Medford 65

9 Tabernacle and Shamong 69

10 Wharton State Forest 75

11 Cranberry Country 86

Part IV The Central Coastal Corridor 97

12 Stafford Township/Manahawkin 99

13 Tuckerton 101

14 Bass River to Oceanville 107

15 The Jersey Devil 112

Part V The Southern Pinelands Region 117

16 Mauricetown and the Maurice River 119

17 Belleplain State Forest and Woodbine 122

18 Tuckahoe and Corbin City 125

19 Estell Manor County Park 127

20 Mays Landing, Weymouth and Richland 130

21 Hammonton 135

22 Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center 141

Afterword 145

Appendix 147

Index 155

About the Author 159

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