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New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route

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By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
1. New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route Marker
Inscription. The New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route is a “park in the making”—an idea becoming a reality. Many of its sites are available for you to visit. When complete, the Trail will link numerous natural and cultural landmarks into a story of coastal life and peoples, from the ancient past to the present. Let your interests guide you as you browse among different kinds of destinations that interpret these five themes of the coastal heritage story.

Maritime History
Explore historic coastal fishing villages, lighthouses, life-saving stations, forts, and harbor installations as you follow a story of people and the sea.

Coastal Habitats
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.

Wildlife Migration
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
Be inspired by historic hotels, boardwalks, and amusement parks, as well as religious retreats. The New Jersey shore enjoys a long tradition as a destination for those seeking recreation,
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By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
2. New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route Marker
Distant shot of the marker in front of the Visitor Center
leisure, and spiritual or artistic inspiration.

Historic Settlements
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.

At 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 regional welcome centers are planned to serve Trail visitors. When completed, they will all provide information, exhibits an interpretation about the Trail and its many cultural and
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By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
3. New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route Marker
The front of the Bridgeton Visitor Center
natural heritage sites.

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.
 
Location. 39° 25.602′ N, 75° 14.016′ W. Marker is in Bridgeton, New Jersey, in Cumberland County. Marker is on East Broad Street. Touch for map. This marker is on the grounds of the Bridgeton Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgeton NJ 08302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Broad Street Presbyterain Church (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); Greenwich Tea Burning Monument (approx. 6.2 miles away); Hot Tea (approx. 6.2 miles away); Gibbon House (approx. 6.2 miles away); Old Stone Tavern (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgeton.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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