|New Jersey Pine Barrens|
With Earth Day celebrated this month, it's the perfect time to focus on some of the natural wonders of New Jersey!
The NJ Pine Barrens is also a United Nations World Biosphere Preserve and within its borders may be found a wealth of natural resources. It is home to pygmy forests, carnivorous plants, and orchids! It also contains many flowers, reptiles, and amphibians - some found nowhere else in New Jersey - and a few found nowhere else on the planet!
The perfect place for hiking, biking, canoeing, and kayaking, the Pine Barrens also features a number of historical towns, festivals that celebrate local culture or produce (cranberries and blueberries, for example), and sites for birdwatching, hunting, and fishing. A local website, Piney Power, celebrates and educates about this unique and special New Jersey location.
During your next visit to the Scarborough Inn, we'll be happy to help you discover how you can explore the New Jersey Pine Barrens - close to the inn and yet a world apart.
[some of the information in this post is excerpted from the NJ Audobon Society]