This Charming Restaurant In The Heart Of The Pinelands Is A New Jersey Dream

New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve includes 1.1 million acres of protected farm and forestland. Spanning seven counties and over 1,500 square miles, it takes up around 20% of the Garden State’s total area. Major industries include cranberry production (3rd highest in the nation), forestry and sand/gravel mining. While you won’t find an abundance of dining options in the area, there are several fantastic restaurants worth checking out. One of these is the Sweetwater Marina’s Riverdeck.

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The perfect place to kick back and relax this summer, Sweetwater Marina’s Riverdeck can be found at 2780 7th Ave., Sweetwater (Hammonton). Stop here after getting a hike in at Wharton State Forest, just across the river, or for happy hour booze and views. For more New Jersey dining, check out these hidden gems.