Trail Guides

Cumberland’s bayshore is steeped in culture and history, as evidenced along this trail. Even before European settlers founded maritime villages such as Port Elizabeth, Fortescue and Mauricetown, Native Americans relied on the area’s natural resources for survival and commerce. Although certainly influenced by logging, farming and marine harvesting, the area’s bayside, saltmarshes, upland grasslands and forest habitats still teem with wildlife thanks to the tireless efforts of many Federal, state, and local agencies, organizations and individuals. From quiet walks through the woods, to seemingly endless Delaware Bayshore vistas, this route is sure to bring memorable encounters with history and nature.

1::The Glades Wildlife Refuge
2::Newport Landing
3::Turkey Point
4::Maple Avenue Impoundments
5::Commercial Township Wetland Restoration Site
6::Bayshore Discovery Project
7::Maurice River Bridge
8::Matts Landing - Heislerville Wildlife Management Area
9::East Point Lighthouse
10::Thompsons Beach - Maurice River Twp. Wetland Restoration Site