The Barnegat Branch Trail, a rail-trail, will eventually travel 15.6 miles from Barnegat Township to Toms River Township. As of summer 2011, 5.1 miles of the trail have been completed, in two separate segments. The southern segment runs between Barnegat and Waretown and has a cinder surface. The newly completed northern segment is paved and runs between Maryland Avenue in Berkeley and Glen Cedars Park on the town's south side.
The Barnegat Branch Trail primarily occupies a portion of the abandoned Barnegat Branch Division of the Central Railroad of New Jersey. The Barnegat trailhead at Burr Street has parking, outdoor seating areas and water fountains, as well as restrooms, a public meeting space and other amenities.
To access the southern segment in Barnegat from the Garden State Parkway, take the Wells Mill Road Exit (NJ Route 532). Proceed east to US Route 9. Turn right and proceed south to Burr Street. Turn right to the trailhead.
To access the northern segment in Berkeley, parking is available along Railroad Avenue just south of the intersection with Maryland Avenue. At the Glen Cedars end, you park just south of Cedar Place.