Explorer's Guide New Jersey is the most comprehensive travel guide you'll find on the Garden State.
New Jersey is a state full of wonders to surprise curious travelers and residents alike. This guide leads you away from the busy interstate highways to reveal the cultural, historic, and geographical diversity that lies beyond the New Jersey Turnpike. For wine connoisseurs, there are more than 25 wineries that offer tours, tastings, and festivals; for history buffs, New Jersey, known as the "Cockpit of the Revolution," offers battlefield state parks, monuments, and reenactments. And that's not all: New Jersey's 127-mile shoreline has many diverse communities, including the historic Victorian seaside resort of Cape May, itself a national historic landmark; the casinos of Atlantic City; the natural beauty of Island Beach State Park, with sand dune-scattered, long, white beaches, nature trails, birding, surfing, and guided kayak tours; and the hip shore town of Red Bank, with art galleries, boutiques, bistros, and jazz clubs.
In addition, this comprehensive guide to the state includes opinionated listings of inns, B&Bs, hotels, and vacation cabins; hundreds of dining reviews, from diners to four-star restaurants; up-to-date maps; an alphabetical "What's Where" subject guide to aid in trip planning; and handy icons that point out family-friendly establishments, wheelchair access, places of special value, and lodgings that accept pets.
About the Author
Andi Marie Cantele is a freelance writer and professional gardener who enjoys hiking, rowing and cycling. She is the author of 52 Weekends in Connecticut, Explorer’s Guide New Jersey, Explorer’s Guide Connecticut, and cycling guides to Connecticut, New Hampshire, and western Massachusetts in Countryman’s Backroad Bicycling series. Her work has also appeared in Yankee Magazine, Bark magazine, and Best Places to Stay in New England. She lives in Connecticut’s Litchfield Hills region.
Table of Contents
What's Where In New Jersey 18
1 The Northeastern Gateway 37
The Palisades to Hoboken 39
The Newark and Jersey City Region 66
West of the Parkway 90
The Southern Gateway 122
2 Northern New Jersey 143
The Northern Highlands 144
The Upper Delaware River 167
The Hills: Flemington to Morristown 185
3 The Delaware River Valley 221
River Towns: Milford to Titusville 223
The Trenton and Camden Area 245
The Delaware Bay Region 273
4 Central New Jersey 297
The Princeton Region 298
The Pinelands Region 320
5 The Central Seacoast 341
Sandy Hook to Belmar 343
Spring Lake to Bay Head 374
Barnegat Bay 395
Long Beach Island: Barnegat Light to Holgate 411
6 The Southern Shore: Atlantic City to Cape May 433
The Atlantic City Region 434
Ocean City to Wildwood 476
The Cape May Peninsula 515