Trail Guides

In 1992, the Great Egg Harbor River was recognized as a National Wild and Scenic River, one of only four rivers sharing this distinction in New Jersey. It is a popular river for paddling and fishing, with miles of tea-colored tributaries winding through freshwater and saltwater marshes that harbor many threatened and endangered species. Get acquainted with the rich cultural and natural history of the area at Estell Manor Park, then enjoy some birding-by-car along the freshwater impoundments at Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area, which is also a great place to happen upon reptiles and amphibians. You’ll find good freshwater fishing at Maple Lake, and miles of enticing trails at Dorothy Preserve and Great Egg Harbor River WMA. Various recreational and camping opportunities can be found at Lake Lenape Park, named for the Native American Tribe that once occupied the land. Peruse the unique shops and restaurants of Mays Landing before heading to the Eastern side of the watershed to explore the big woods of Hamilton Preserve and Riverbend Park.

1::Estell Manor Park/Warren E. Fox Nature Center
2::Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area
3::Maple Lake Wildlife Management Area
4::Dorothy Preserve
5::Great Egg Harbor River Wildlife Management Area, Weymouth Section
6::Lake Lenape Park
7::Hamilton Preserve
8::Riverbend Park