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Time for New Jerseyans to explore the Delaware River Region

Spanning the Delaware River, the awesome Delaware Memorial Bridge
Spanning the Delaware River, the awesome Delaware Memorial Bridge
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Now that the winter of 2013-2014 is officially over, at least according to the calendar, it is time to explore the awesome splendor of the Garden State, and the Delaware River Region is a great place to start.

The Delaware River Region, in the western area of New Jersey makes one wonder how lifelong residents of the state have only visited just a few regions, and fewer have visited all 21 counties. Driving through these counties on the New Jersey Turnpike or Garden State Parkway does not count. So here are some suggestions:

Burlington County the town of Burlington is rich in history, and some architecture goes back to 1675.

Camden County is home to the Battleship New Jersey and the very popular Adventure Aquarium.

Gloucester County offers lovers of history so many historical places to visit from the Adams Meeting House to Zion Methodist Church.

Mercer County is the home of the state capital of Trenton and Princeton University. Upon driving along the Delaware River, you can’t miss the giant sign that reads; Trenton Makes The World Takes on the Lower Trenton Toll Supported Bridge also affectionately known as the Trenton Makes Bridge. The slogan was adopted by the Trenton Chamber of Commerce in 1910 to represent Trenton's leading position in the manufacturing of a multitude of goods, most notably steel, rubber, wire rope, linoleum and ceramics.

Salem County is the home of the New Jersey side of the Delaware Memorial Bridge that links New Jersey and Delaware’s New Castle County. There are also several Quaker-inspired buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Whatever your interest; New Jersey is certain to please. Its rich in history as one of the thirteen original colonies. The numerous colleges, from Ivy League to community colleges, museums and educational attractions for the entire family. Don't forget the cuisine; sure to please any discerning palate.

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