Whitesbog Village

Whitesbog Village, Browns Mills: Hours, Address, Whitesbog Village Reviews: 4/5

Whitesbog Village
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Browns Mills, NJ38 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Many folks in NJ are not aware of the scope of the Pine Barrens - 1/4 of the state is uninhabited pine lands. Whitesbog village is at the northern edge of the Pine Barrens, about halfway between Philadelphia and the shore. It is accessible by 'hardtop road' and well worth a visit. The drive on sand roads through the old cranberry bogs and past the site where Elizabeth White cultivated the first commercial blueberry is a remarkable experience. I've taken people from all over the US, Europe and South America there, and all have been amazed. Beautiful drive, and a well preserved turn-of-the-century village where the commercial blueberry was born (and cranberries are still grown). The general store is where I buy all my jams and jellies, not to mention books on the area and Jersey devil shirts. A great starting point to learn about the Pine Barrens, and an experience that you will never forget.
Written May 24, 2015
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plmBrickNJ
San Antonio, TX40 contributions
Oct 2013
My friend and I made reservations to take the bus tour to see the Cranberry Harvesting. There is a lot more to this than the average person knows. We were on a small bus (around 20 people) with the owner driving and his wife narrating what we were seeing including the village itself as well as the harvesting.. They were both excellent guides. Good opportunities for pix. Well worth the fee.
Written October 25, 2013
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MerMel75
Mount Holly, NJ66 contributions
Wonderful place to learn about Pinelands history, nature, and cranberry production. Great historical pictures of Whitesbog in Elizabeth Whites home. The annual summer festival shouldn't be missed.
Written January 23, 2013
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No N
Atlantic City, NJ41 contributions
Oct 2012 • Family
Great way to spend a fall Saturday. Shop in the country store, local made preserves and crafts. Walk the paths, take lots of beautiful fall pictures. Bring your camera, great pictures!
Written November 1, 2012
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Linda G
Cranford, NJ130 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Only the General store is open. The other buildings are locked up and absolutely no maps or information to be found anywhere.
The lovely volunteer in the General Store said that tours are only available the first Saturday of the month. The website states, "The General Store is open weekends from 10 - 4 and the other village buildings are open for scheduled events, tours and by special request." No mention that the tours are only the first Saturday of the month. Five people arrived after us with the same thought of signing up for a tour. We were very disappointed.
Written September 15, 2019
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Wendy T
New Egypt, NJ267 contributions
A lovely old time village which celebrates cranberry cultivation in the Pine Barrens. A lovely place to experience when not crowded. The Blueberry Festival is held here in the peak of the summer which is unbearably hot and crowded. We like to go in the Fall.
Written February 20, 2012
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PattfromNJ
Metuchen, NJ145 contributions
Feb 2021 • Friends
Flat hiking, some boardwalk across swampy areas. There is a numbered hike showing local flora such as red cedar and mountain laurel. Beautiful views of several cranberry bogs.
Written February 6, 2021
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shoregirl77
Tinton Falls6 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
After waiting in my car for 30 minutes to enter Whitebog Park for the Blueberry festival and paying a $5 entry fee,, I had to walk 1/2 mile from the parking area or wait in long line for a shuttle bus. I tried to get a blueberry pie at 130pm on Sunday and they were already sold out, crafts were not professional, minimal food choices, advertised blueberry sundaes were 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream with a few blueberries thrown on top. What a waste of my Sunday. Definitely not worth it.
Written June 24, 2018
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FloridaDeetraveler
Braden River, FL73 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
At first glance, I knew no place in the South Jersey area that could be considered an ecotourism destination. Perhaps the local Marlton REI store can offer some help? Nope, not even close. There were many books and suggestions containing information out of the area. I wondered why REI selected this area for one of their only locations in New Jersey. There was a suggestion given to me by a customer. It was about a visit they made to the New Jersey Pine Barrens.

Who would have known, the largest area of heavily forested land was adjacent to Philadelphia and New York cities. I noticed the vast Pinelands while driving on the Atlantic City Expressway running through the middle but I knew very little about it. I heard some local folklore about the "Jersey Devil" told by the people living in the Pine Barrens. Farming is not one of the assets of the area which spans over 1.1 million acres, except for growing cranberries. This area is considered one of the largest cranberry producers in the United States.

New Jersey is one of the highest polluted states but has a major source of underground water. It's called the Kirkwood-Cohansey Aquifer. It contains some of the cleanest water in the United States.The New Jersey Pine Barrens is designated a National Reserve and International Biosphere Reserve because it sits on top of the aquifer.

Not all Reserves have educational and economic opportunities. I can imagine all the possibilities of this place as an ecotourism destination. I hope to visit the cranberry bogs before the weather turns too cold.
Written October 16, 2017
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jlagtravels
philadelphia27 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
At the peak of cranberry season (mid- October), we took advantage of a mid-week day off from school to drive from Philadelphia to New Jersey's Pine Barrens to catch a glimpse of bright red cranberry bogs we have only seen on Ocean Spray commercials. While we didn't see the giant swaths of red, we caught sight of a few cranberries in the distance. (I understand from locals that access to the cranberry bogs is limited to protect the crops. makes sense.)

We headed to the historic village of Whitesbog, located in the northernmost section of Brendan T. Byrne State Park. There were no events scheduled and the General Store and Museum were closed but we spent about 45 minutes walking around the historic buildings and trails, reading the interpretive panels to learn about this former company town, birthplace to the cultivated blueberry. Marked walking trails meander through the tiny town to blueberry fields and former cranberry bogs. It was neat to see the structure of the former bogs with the drainage ditches and a few cranberry plants peaking up here and there.

On our way into town along the drive, we did see a hint of red on a still active cranberry bog which seemed to be harvested by the giant machinery during our visit. While the visitor services were closed during the week, it was a nice drive and easy walk. If we ever have time on a weekend, we will return to see the active commercial bogs on an organized tour, located nearby.

Whitesbog is tucked away from the main road. I used GPS directions to the Whitesbog Preservation Trust to find the way.
Written October 16, 2016
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Whitesbog Village is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM