Southern New Jersey - Touring Guide
by William (Bill) C. McElroy (Author)- Kindle Edition/Paperback Edition
New Jersey is the ‘Garden State’ as it is in the Northeastern US, but due to it
being surrounded by the Delaware River to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the
east and south it is fairly temperate and thus ‘Green’ in some areas, even in
the middle of the winter. The state has a long history of supplying vegetables
and other food items to New York City and Philadelphia and thus became their
The northern part of the state around the NYC area is today very industrialized. The southern part is more farmland and woodland, coupled with the bogs or swamp like areas. Back in the past the southern part of the state in addition to farming was a good 'iron producer' and iron pots and pans were top selling items. Over the decades the iron panned out and the people needed a new industry, and that turned out to be window glass and glassblowing. As this too slowed the area turned to 'tourism' and today is a major tourist location on the east coast of the US.
This touring guide covers the state from Trenton and I-195 south to Cape May and it may very well be the most concise touring guidebook you shall find as it covers several hundred interesting attractions and places to stay or visit. There is also a section on Sandy Point that may interest those that like military history.
Ordering this e-book will provide you the name, address, GPS coordinate, and estimated time to allocate in each location. It shows you a photo of the attraction and provides you with pertinent data for making a decision to put the location on your 'to-visit list'. Each title (place name) can be further researched by entering it into a Google tm search box; and this is recommended as open and closing dates and times can vary greatly for many establishments. Note that many are NOT open during the June, July, August 100+ degree Monsoon months.
You can go to several auto clubs to have them outline a 'vacation' for you, but you should know that they frequently OMIT interesting sights, or only provide information on sites that have paid to be displayed, or sites where they get a 'finder's fee'. They also do not provide tips and warnings about the roads and other hazards. This author does not do any of that; his only compensation is from the Amazon.com commission schedule. He provides tips and warns of hazards that he as personally encountered in his visits to the locations.
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