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Burlington County Bikeways

Two easy rides through Burlington County provide perfect opportunities to experience elements of the cultural and natural histories of New Jersey’s largest county. You can pass through historic towns, farms, unique Pinelands, State Forests and ride along the Delaware River. Because most of the land in the county is flat, each loop is considered an easy ride for most bicycle tourists; however, covering both loops in the same day may be moderately challenging. Begin and end both loop tours at the Lumberton Municipal Building parking lot.

Star Bicycle Factory Loop
Travel from Lumberton to Burlington City on the Delaware River where the Delaware River Heritage Trail begins. A work in progress, the trail combines an on-road and an off-road bicycle and pedestrian touring route along the river between Trenton and Palmyra on the New Jersey side.

Returning to Lumberton, stop at historic Smithville Park and Smithville Village, the centerpieces of the Burlington County Parks System. Listed on the national and the New Jersey registers of historic places, the village was renowned for its high-quality woodworking machinery, the Smithville-Mt. Holly Bicycle Railroad, and the Star high-wheeled bicycle. A model industrial town, Smithville grew from a typical, small mill operation on the Rancocas Creek to a major industrial plant employing hundreds of workers in its shops and yards from the 1860s to the 1920s. Guided area tours are offered.

Burlington County Bikeways photo
On the return trip the route goes through historic Mount Holly where there are several sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, unique shops have a 3.5 percent sales tax rate and restaurants offer food that ranges from pizza to 5-star dining.

Burlington Pinelands Loop
Traversing portions of the Pine Barrens, the eastern loop traverses the largest tract of open space between Boston and Richmond, Virginia. The area remains mostly rural and relatively undeveloped; the terrain is fairly flat and sparsely populated. The Pine Barrens support a unique and diverse spectrum of plant life, including orchids, carnivorous plants, stands of pygmy Pitch Pines and other plant species that depend on fire to reproduce. The area’s specialized agriculture includes blueberry and cranberry cultivation, and riders can observe cranberry bogs in the area.

The Pine Barrens is a recharge area for the 17 trillion gallon Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer containing some of the purest water in the United States. Pass by the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest with more than 25 miles of marked trails including the Batona Trail that links the Brendan T. Byrne, Wharton and Bass River State Forests.

For a longer ride, combine the Burlington County Byways with a portion of High Point to Cape May Bike Route which is a short distance from the eastern-most point on the map.

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