Explore New Jersey's Pine Barrens At This Underrated State Park
Take a day to explore New Jersey’s Pine Barrens! The Pinelands National Preserve is one of the largest tracks of forest between New York and Washington, D.C., and it’s worth visiting the various towns and parks that make this historic and beautiful place one of the Garden State’s treasures.
Double Trouble was once a company town in the heart of the New Jersey Pinelands. Today, it's a historic village and state park where New Jersey nature lovers can explore the pines.
The "Double Trouble Company" got its start in the early 1900s when it was founded to sell timber and cranberries in this New Jersey town. Cedar Creek provided a great location for both sawmills and cranberry production, and the town and thus the company got its name after troublesome muskrats broke through a dam on the river.
The town's location was ideal for cranberry production, and it was one of the places that put the Pine Barrens on the map. Soon, New Jersey was famous throughout the country for producing top-notch cranberries.
Visitors today can step back in time to see what Double Trouble was like in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Along with bogs and miles of trails, 14 historic buildings have been restored and protected. You can see the schoolhouse, homes, a general store, cranberry production houses, and a sawmill.
Anyone who loves New Jersey history and scenery ought to take a few hours to explore this underrated park at least once in their lives.
Easy trails take visitors along Cedar Creek, into the forest, and past the old, restored structures that tell the tale of this agricultural bog town.
No matter what time of year you visit, you'll find plenty of wildlife and beautiful pine views just about everywhere you look!
See what’s going on at
Double Trouble State Park by following their Facebook page. You can find park maps and trail maps, as well as an event calendar for this park in the Pinelands, on the New Jersey State Parks website.
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Double Trouble State Park, 581 Pinewald Keswick Rd, Bayville, NJ 08721, USA