Bridgeton in Cumberland County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route
Explore historic coastal fishing villages, lighthouses, life-saving stations, forts, and harbor installations as you follow a story of people and the sea.
View and study barrier islands, coastal wetlands, estuaries, bays, and rivers that provide essential habitat and refuge for a rich diversity of plant and animal life, from tidal areas to pine barrens.
Take advantage of seasonal opportunities to see migrating wildlife. New Jersey’s coastal habitats are vital to migrating birds following the Atlantic Flyway and to sea mammals traveling offshore.
Relaxation and Inspiration
Discover how abundant natural resources strongly influenced New Jersey coastal economies. Responding to these riches and the constant presence of the sea, residents here have laid a distinctive heritage upon this region, a reflection of their adaptations to coastal living from prehistoric times to the present.
The New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route is still under development, but many destinations are open to visitors. The following information will help you plan your visit.
*The Trail is being created to preserve and interpret New Jersey’s natural and historic coastal heritage.
*Trail information and maps can be obtained at welcome centers, designated sites in the coastal region, and on the Internet.
*The Trail is planned for vehicular touring—personal autos, tour buses, and bicycles.
*The Garden State Parkway and New Jersey State Route 49 are the major highways to the Trail area. State and country roads provide access to Trail sites.
*Look for the Coastal Heritage Trail trailblazer that identifies Trail destinations.
In the Future-Five
Creating the Heritage Trail
The New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route is a joint partnership project of the National Park Service, the State of New Jersey, and individual sites. Its goals are to enhance and support a growing public interest in protecting and interpreting the significant cultural, natural, and scenic resources of this coastal region and to provide for their enjoyment by all visitors. Visiting Heritage Trail Sites-You will find information, folders, and maps at numerous Trail destinations, local tourist information centers, and at the Trail’s regional welcome centers. Information is available on the Internet at www.nps.gov/neje.
Erected by National Park Service and New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Notable Places • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 39° 25.602′ N, 75° 14.016′ W. Marker is in Bridgeton, New Jersey, in Cumberland County. Marker is on East Broad Street. This marker is on the grounds of the Bridgeton Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgeton NJ 08302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Liberty Bell" (approx. 0.3 miles away); These Patriots (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Broad Street Presbyterain Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Broad St. Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Baptist Log Meeting House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Little Stone School (approx. 6.1 miles away); Welcome to Greenwich Township (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgeton.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.