A Top to Bottom Tour of More Than 50 Scenic and Historic Sites
By Patricia Robinson
“This comprehensive guide will surely be a treasured resource for those who hope to discover—or rediscover—all that New Jersey has to offer.”
— Thomas J. Kean
From the Foreword
The New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail, established by an act of Congress in 1988, runs from Perth Amboy Harbor in the northeast of the state to Fort Mott State Park in the southwest—a 275-mile stretch of Jersey coast linking more than 50 natural and historic destinations. Whether you plan to visit one or all 54 sites, this well-organized, fully illustrated guide makes it fun and easy.
For each site along the trail, author Patricia Robinson (Wonderwalks) provides a description, driving directions, hours of operation, contact data, historic and natural details, photos, and trivia. You’ll find Robinson’s recommendations for where to go to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities—from bird-watching to biking, camping, crabbing, dining, hiking, paddling, picnicking, swimming, walking, windsurfing, and much more.
“I’ve traveled up and down this coastline in search of the perfect picture for many years, and thought I’d seen it all. That is, until this eye-opening guidebook revealed many locations that I have overlooked. It’s clear, accurate, and thorough, and readers will especially appreciate the hundreds of color photos and the author’s conversational, down-to-earth writing style. This is a must-read for anyone exploring New Jersey’s Coastal Heritage Trail.”
— Steve Greer, Author/Photographer, Our New Jersey