Explore Central New Jersey
Founded in 1838, Mercer County, NJ is home to the state capital of Trenton, governor's mansion as well as several colleges and universities including Ivy League, Princeton University. Mercer County briefly hosted our nation's capital, in both Princeton in 1783 and Trenton in 1784, and was the famous alien's landing spot in Orsen Welles "War of the Worlds" radio address of 1938.
Host to hometowns of "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, Monmouth County, NJ was founded in 1683. It's 472 square miles also host the nation's oldest operating lighthouse, Monmouth Park Racetrack and were the inspiration for the movie "Jaws" based on the 1916 Matawan River shark attacks.
Originally settled by whalers and smugglers, Ocean County, NJ grew settlements around it’s sawmills along the rivers of the Pine Barrens. Later, taking it’s rightful place as a major resort destination along the Jersey Shore in the early 1900s. Ocean County is proudly home to the Barnegat Lighthouse and Kingda Ka, the world’s tallest roller coaster, at Six Flags Great Adventure, in Jackson, NJ.
The largest county in the state by area, Burlington County, NJ proudly embodies the Garden State's agricultural spirit as second largest producers of cranberries in the US. The Burlington County Court House in Mount Holly, built in 1796, is considered one of the finest examples of early American architecture in the county and is a symbol of the historic lore of the county.
EXPLORE THE JERSEY SHORE
Spanning over 140 miles of coastline across 5 counties, New Jersey's famous Jersey Shore is home to the historic Stone Pony, Lucy the Elephant, Atlantic City Boardwalk and multiple lighthouses. From sunbathing and boating, bird watching and fishing, fine dining and nightlife, the Jersey Shore has something for every water lover.