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Tourism and Recreation

Whether it's fishing, boating, bird watching, observing white tigers or exploring the glass making or maritime heritage of the area, there are many fascinating destinations Cumberland County has to offer.

New Jersey's Tall Ship, The AJ Meerwald
New Jersey's Tall Ship, The AJ Meerwald

Among the many reasons families and groups visit Cumberland County are: boating on wild and scenic rivers and miles of undisturbed bay shore; golf, fishing, hunting, boating, and bird watching; roadside stands and u-pick farms; historic sites and tours; a performing arts center, a downtown arts district, museums, and a zoo; antiques and crafts; shopping malls; a visit to WheatonArts; or to attend one of the many animal festivals.

Location, Access, And Well-Traveled Roads
Cumberland County is within a one hour drive of metropolitan Philadelphia, a two hour drive of New York, and within a one day drive of 12 states. Regional partnerships with entities such as the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority, and the Delaware River and Bay Authority have been formed to help spur new tourism activity. Cumberland County sees more than 100,000 visitors a year in places like WheatonArts and the Cohanzick Zoo. Millions of visitors a year travel New Jersey Routes 40, 47, and 55.

Accomodations and Dining
Nationally known hotel and motel accommodations continue to move to the county. Cumberland County is also experiencing an upward trend in growth evident by its wide range of restaurants featuring gourmet, ethnic, and local delicacies, such as the sweet oysters found in the Delaware Bay.

Supportive Public Policy
Cumberland County can offer a number of incentives to locate your business within the county. Opportunites exist for additional hotels and restaurants, back-office operations, hospitality consultants, and retail establishments all geared to the tourism market.

Tourism and Recreation
Kim Gauntt
164 West Broad Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: (856) 453-2184
Website: Tourism Advisory Council