Burlington County

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Burlington County Towns

Bass River

Beverly

Bordentown City

Bordentown Borough

Burlington City

Burlington Township

Chesterfield

Crosswicks

Cinnaminson

Delanco

Delran

Eastampton

Edgewater Park

Evesham

Fieldsboro

Florence

Hainesport

Lumberton

Mansfield

Maple Shade

Medford Lakes

Medford Township

Moorestown

Mt. Holly

Mt. Laurel

New Hanover

North Hanover

Palmyra

Pemberton Borough

Pemberton Township

Riverside

Riverton

Shamong

Southampton

Springfield

Tabernacle

Washington Township

Westampton

Willingboro

Woodland Township

Wrightstown

 

Education

College and Universities in Burlington County

Burlington County College

Strayer University
300 Willingboro Parkway
Willingboro, NJ 08046
609-835-6000

Library

Burlington County Library

 

 

Government

Burlington County is governed by a five-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Freeholders are the center of the legislative and administrative resonsibility in Burlington County.

These are the administrative offices:

Public Information
County Administration Building
49 Rancocas Road - 1st Floor
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
609-265-5028

Serves as the public information center for county government departments and agencies.

County Administrator
County Administration Building
49 Rancocas Road - 1st Floor
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
609-265-5122

Responsible for the day-to-day operation and supervision of the county departments and their divisions and projects.

Clerk of the Board
County Administration Building
49 Rancocas Road - Room 108
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
609-265-5020

Responsible for the adminstrative and supervisory functions of the board of freeholders.

Prosecutor
Burlington County Courts Facility
49 Rancocas Road
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
609-265-5035

The county's chief law enforcement officer.

County Counsel
County Administration Building
49 Rancocas Road - 1st Floor
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
609-265-5289

Manages all legal matters for the county, and represents the county in litigation.

Burlington County Sheriff's Office
County Administration Building
49 Rancocas Road
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
609-265-5127

Responsible for providing highly technical and specialized services to local law enforcement agencies.



Parks

Burlington County Division of Parks
6 Park Avenue
Eastampton, NJ 08060
609-265-5858

Amico Island Park
Norman Ave
Delran,NJ

Amico Island is a 55-acre peninsula featuring a diverse collection of habitats and terrain. With upland forests, freshwater ponds and wetlands, river shoreline and meadows, visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing and picnicking in a rustic natural setting at the confluence of the Rancocas Creek and Delaware River.

The park also offers beautiful river vistas and wildlife observation opportunities. Overlook areas are sited to capture stunning views of the waterways and marinas surrounding the park. While hiking the trails, visitors might also see white-tailed deer, red fox, cottontail rabbits, and a wide variety of birds, including waterfowl, raptors, songbirds, and great blue herons.

Facilities and Activities include:
• Hiking/biking trails
• Picnic areas
• Fishing access to the Delaware River and pond.
• Portable restroom facilities


Pennington Park
Creek Road
Delanco, NJ

Encompassing 140 acres, Pennington Park provides outdoor recreation and environmental education for all to enjoy. With views of the beautiful Rancocas Creek, the park features several habitat types including forests, wetlands, tidal pond and marshland, creek shoreline, and meadows.

The park offers a chance to see nature at its finest. Observation piers and blinds are sited to capture a variety of these habitats and the wildlife they support. Birders will be particularly rewarded as the meadow habitats mature and attract upland bird species. In addition to hiking, biking or rollerblading on the extensive trail network, visitors can enjoy the traditional park green and picnic areas. Two age-appropriate playgrounds and several picnic shelters are available in a beautifully landscaped central trailhead area. Dog owners will enjoy two dog play areas, one for large dogs and one for small. For gardeners, there are more than 100 garden plots that can be leased seasonally, including 6 accessible gardens.

Park facilities currently available include:

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Age-appropriate playgrounds
  • Picnic areas with pavilions
  • Wildlife observation piers and blinds
  • Community Gardens
  • Dog play areas
  • Drinking fountains
  • Restroom facilities
  • Sheltered overlook Pavilions may be reserved for private functions.

Boundary Creek Natural Resource Area
Creek Road
Moorestown, NJ

This 34 acre park offers visitors fantastic opportunities for bird watching and wildlife viewing.  Upland and lowland forests, fields, tidal wetlands, and the open water of the Rancocas Creek all overlap in this relatively small area to create a haven for all types of birds and other wildlife.

As you follow the footpaths and boardwalks through the diverse habitats, be sure to have binoculars and a camera to photograph the many birds, butterflies and other animals.  The bird blinds and observation platforms allow visitors to observe wildlife without disturbance.  In addition to over 30 resident species of birds, one can see an incredible diversity of avian life in the changing seasons.  Various species of waterfowl, wading birds, and ospreys are visible from the boardwalks along the creek.  Migratory songbirds including warblers, vireos, flycatchers, and tanagers can be seen along the forest and field edge in the spring.  Look for birds of prey circling overhead as you walk through the fields that were once part of a peach orchard.   Numerous species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and moths call Boundary Creek home.  Please be respectful of this environment.

Boundary Creek was specifically designed for quiet nature study and associated passive recreation.  Please be courteous to others while on the trails.

Facilities and Activities include:
• Hiking trails and boardwalks
• Permanent restroom facilities
• Wildlife blinds and viewing platforms.
• Butterfly and hummingbird garden


Amphitheater
Pioneer Blvd
Westampton, NJ

Amphitheater programs are scheduled by the Burlington County Library

Long Bridge Park
Hainesport, NJ

Encompassing 115 acres, Long Bridge park has welcomed visitors, since 2005, to a forested sanctuary along the Rancocas Creek. With upland and lowland forests, a freshwater pond and wetlands, tidal marshland, creek shoreline, and meadows, visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing and picnicking in a rustic natural setting along the Rancocas Creek. Two age-appropriate play areas and several picnic pavilions are also available in a beautifully landscaped central trailhead area.

The Park also offers a chance to see nature at its finest. Observation blinds are sited to capture a variety of habitats and the wildlife they support. While using these blinds or hiking trails, visitors might see white-tailed deer, red fox, gray squirrels, beavers, cottontail rabbits, red-tailed hawks, great blue herons, and a wide variety of waterfowl.

Facilities and Activities include:
• Hiking, biking trails
• Age-appropriate play areas
• Picnic areas with group pavilions
• Wildlife observation blinds
• Drinking fountains
• Restroom facilities

Prison Museum
128 High Street
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
609-265-5476

The Burlington County Prison Museum is a National Historic Landmark located in historic Mount Holly. Designed by Robert Mills, one of America 's first native-born and trained architects, the Burlington County Prison was completed in 1811. One of Robert Mills' first designs as an independent architect, the interior vaulted ceilings of poured concrete and brick and stone construction made the building virtually fireproof. In fact, it was so well constructed that it remained in constant use until 1965.

 

Historic Smithville Park
Meade Lane
Eastampton, NJ

Historic Smithville Park is the centerpiece of the Burlington County Parks System. As the Smithville Historic District, the village is listed on the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places. 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. Known for its high-quality woodworking machinery, the Smithville-Mt. Holly Bicycle Railroad, and the Star high-wheeled bicycle, Smithville was also well ahead of its time in town planning, sustainability, and workers' rights and welfare. Within its borders, it offered its residents and workers a variety of recreational, artistic and educational opportunities. Smithville was, in just about every way, a model industrial town.

In addition to its intriguing past, this 312-acre park features a diverse collection of habitats and terrain. With upland forests and meadows, freshwater streams and wetlands, creek shoreline and the 22-acre Smithville Lake , visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing and picnicking in an idyllic, natural setting.

The park offers beautiful river vistas and wildlife observation opportunities. Overlook and observation areas are sited to capture stunning views of the waterways and habitats throughout the park. While hiking the trails, visitors might see white-tailed deer, wild turkey, red fox, beaver, cottontail rabbits, red-tailed hawks, great blue herons, and a wide variety of waterfowl.


Facilities and Activities include:

  • Hiking, biking trails
  • Limited equestrian trails
  • 600-foot floating trail on Smithville Lake
  • Picnic areas with playground and group pavilions
  • Drinking fountains
  • Rustic gazebo in a wooded setting
  • 0.5 mile interpretive Ravine Nature Trail
  • Canoe and fishing access to the Rancocas Creek and Smithville Lake
  • Restroom facilities
  • Historic district and museum
  • Butterfly Garden at Smith's Woods parking lot 2


Burlington County Community Agricultural Center
500 Centerton Road
Moorestown Township, NJ

The Burlington County Community Agricultural Center is comprised of several facets, including a community supported agriculture farm (CSA), an area for Community Gardens, a tailgate farmers market featuring Jersey Fresh produce and other products, as well as special events and festivals highlighting local agriculture. The primary goals of the site are to foster a public awareness and appreciation for local agriculture and to support the local agricultural economy. This project is under the general administrative supervision of the Department of Resource Conservation.

 

Crystal Lake Park
Axe Factory Road
Mansfield Township, NJ

Encompassing over 370 acres, Crystal Lake Park welcomes visitors to a rugged and topographically diverse setting.   With upland and lowland forests, a freshwater lake and wetlands, diverse vegetation and bird species, visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding in a rustic natural atmosphere. The rural and rugged feeling of the park’s natural surroundings has been maintained to create a wilderness experience for all who visit.

A variety of habitats and the wildlife they support can be viewed from natural overlooks and ridges along the trails and footpaths.  Bring your camera to photograph the many birds, butterflies and wildflowers that bloom from late winter to early autumn.  While using the trails, visitors might see white-tailed deer, red fox, gray squirrels, cottontail rabbits, red-tailed hawks, great blue herons, and a wide variety of waterfowl species and several species of turtles.  The Park is home to native rhododendron and mayapple, and more than 100 other species of plants, many of which are extremely rare for Southern New Jersey.  Surprises can be found at nearly every turn in the trail.  Crystal Lake is also part of a working farm.  Please respect the agricultural areas.

Development of facilities is being kept to a minimum, so come prepared.

Facilities and Activities include:
• Hiking, biking and equestrian trails
• Portable restroom facilities

 

 

Sports & Recreation

Family/Outdoor Fun

  • Coco Key Water Resort
    The Hotel ML
    915 Route 73
    Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054
    877-494-2626

  • Johnson's Corner Farm
    133 Church Rd.
    Medford, NJ 08055
    609-654-8643

  • Paws Farm Nature Center
    Township of Mount Laurel
    1105 Hainesport Mount Laurel Road
    Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
    856-778-8795

  • Rancocas Nature Center
    794 Rancocas Road
    Mount Holly, NJ 08060
    609-261-2495

Golf

  • Burlington Country Club
    170 Burrs Rd
    Mount Holly, NJ 08060
    609-267-1887

  • Deerwood Country Club
    18 Deerwood Dr
    Westampton, NJ 08060
    609-265-1800

  • Falcon Creek Golf Course
    2003 3rd St E
    Burlington, NJ 08641
    609-724-3330

  • Fountain Green Golf Course
    Building 3152
    Fort Dix, NJ 08640
    609-562-5443

  • Golden Pheasant Golf Club
    141 Eayrestown Rd
    Medford, NJ 08055
    609-267-4276

  • Hanover Country Club
    133 Larrison Rd
    Jacobstown, NJ 08562
    609-758-8301

  • Indian Spring Golf Club
    S Elmwood Rd
    Marlton, NJ 08053
    856-983-0222

  • Laurel Creek Country Club
    701 Centerton Rd
    Moorestown, NJ 08054
    856-234-7663

  • Links Golf Club
    Majestic Pkwy
    Marlton, NJ 08053
    856-983-2000

  • Little Mill Country Club
    104 Bortons Rd
    Marlton, NJ 08053
    856-767-0559

  • Medford Lakes Country Club
    Oak Dr
    Medford Lakes, NJ 08055
    609-654-5109

  • Medford Village Resort & Country Club
    Golfview Dr
    Medford, NJ 08055
    609-654-8211

  • Moorestown Field Club
    629 Chester Ave
    Moorestown, NJ 08057
    856-235-2326

  • Old York Country Club
    228 Olde York Rd
    Columbus, NJ 08022
    609-298-0212

  • Ramblewood Country Club
    200 Country Club Pkwy
    Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
    856-235-2118

  • Rancocas Golf Club
    12 Club Ridge Ln
    Willingboro, NJ 08046
    609-877-5344

  • Riverton Country Club
    1416 Highland Ave
    Riverton, NJ 08077
    856-829-1919

  • Springfield Golf Center
    Jacksonville Mt Holly Rd
    Mount Holly, NJ 08060
    609-267-8440

  • Willow Brook Country Club
    4310 Bridgeboro Rd
    Moorestown, NJ 08057
    856-461-0131


Hockey

 

NJ Devils

NY Islanders

NY Rangers

Philadephia Flyers

Visitor Center

Burlington County Cultural Affairs
Smithville Road
Eastampton, NJ 08060
609-265-5068

 

 

 

 

 


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