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.
Recreational 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.Learn More
Canoeing & Kayaking
Tea-colored rivers and streams offer a variety of canoeing and kayaking options for all skill levels as well as a refreshing summertime swim.Learn More
Historic Sites and Ghost Towns
The Pine Barrens have been the site of towns and industry for more than 200 years. Explore on your own or contact PPA to learn about special tours.Learn More
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!Learn More
Hiking and Walking in the Pine Barrens
Miles of sugar sand trails invite you to explore...Learn More
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.
Join the Pinelands Preservation Alliance for a program this summer or fall! Click here to learn more about our field trips, lectures, family programs and movies under the stars.
And check out South Jersey ForeverGreen, the official visitor site of South Jersey's great outdoors.