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, while the newly completed northern segment 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.
Parking and Trail Access
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.
Barnegat Branch Trail
Rails-To-Trails has done a great job in Barnegat and Waretown. I was very impressed with the trail when it was first started. As time went on the trail only got better. From the safety aspect of the road crossings, the addition of tree and shrub identification, ...
Lovely Fall Walk
We walked this trail last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very well maintained with lovely fall foliage. Its a nice easy trail to walk and bike. There are a few historic sites noted on the walk and tree identification. It would be great to have a port-a-potty ...
My previous post to this page had not been published, perhaps due to reporting disappointing information about the political climate in Lacey Twp. toward completion of this trail.
Well today I have some good news! While driving through ...