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Things To Do

Hike, bike, kayak and explore. The Pinelands offer you the opportunity to connect with the outdoors and nature and learn about the unique history of southern New Jersey.

Image of Recreational opportunties aboundRecreational opportunties abound © Brian Schwenk

Learn more about some of the things you can do in the Pine Barrens.


Miles of flat and quiet blacktop or miles of trails offer cyclists both scenic leisure riding, long-distance training routes and adventurous rides through the woods.

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Canoeing & Kayaking

Pinelands Preservation Alliance's Pinelands Adventures program offers canoeing and kayaking on the Batso and Mullica Rivers and Atsion Lake as well as boat rentals for campers in Wharton State Forest.

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Historic Sites and Ghost Towns

The Pine Barrens have been the site of towns and industry for more than 200 years. Join PPA's Pinelands Adventures program to experience the history and stories behind the Pine Barrens.

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Campgrounds, cabins and remote camping sites can be found throughout the Pine Barrens. Plan your next camping excursion under the stars -- but watch out for the Jersey Devil!

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Hiking and Walking in the Pine Barrens

Miles of sugar sand trails invite you to explore...

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The Pine Barrens Byway was designated as a New Jersey Scenic Byway in 2005. The 130-mile route extends from Batsto and Tuckerton in the north to Dennisville and Port Elizabeth in the south, passing through five counties and 16 municipalities. Along the route are two National Wildlife Refuges, ten State Wildlife Management Areas, three State Forests, five County parks, several major rivers and numerous smaller streams, as well as a variety of historic and scenic sites.

Check out Pinelands Adventures, our outdoor recreation program! Take a canoe or kayak trip down a Pine Barrens river. Hikes, nature and history programs also offered.

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