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GREENWICH, CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Tucked Away

enjoy sightings of the Osprey nesting on the poles, as well as the boats sailing in and out along the water’s edge. Chartering a boat for your own ride is an additional option! Greenwich is a stop on the Bayshore Heritage Scenic Byway. The trail is part of a preservation project, totaling 122 miles of road stretching from Salem to Cape May Point and maintained by PSEG. This particular location is known for bird watching where you may spot gulls or terns, many people have even reported spotting a Bald Eagle. The country roads of Greenwich are perfect for bike riding.

By Barbara Wichensky

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he beautiful, crisp air of a fall day is perfect for a road trip and Greenwich Township, Western Cumberland County, is one place not to miss. This small community of roughly 900 residents is a step back in time. The main street through the “town”, Ye Greate Street, is dotted with Colonial and Victorian houses dating from the seventeen and eighteen hundreds. In fact, Greenwich has over a dozen houses on the historical registry. If that is not enough for the historical buff, Greenwich is also the home to many historical landmarks, including a Revolutionary War Monument dedicated to the Greenwich Tea Burners. This particular monument is dedicated to a group of men, who in similar style of the Boston Tea Party took opposition to British taxation by burning tea. The act of rebellion earned them the nickname, “The Teaburners”, a phrase that is still used to refer to the community today. If you are fond of small museums, Greenwich is your place again! There is the 1852 John Dubois Maritime Museum, the Alan Ewing Carman Museum of Prehistory in Cumberland County, and the 1730 Gibbon House Museum, which currently stands as the home to the Cumberland County Historical Society. In addition, you can peruse the 1650 Swedish Granary or the 1930 Red Barn all of which are within walking distance from one another. Greenwich is also for the nature lover, as it is nestled between the Cohansey River and the Delaware Bay. At the Hancock Marina, you can 16 | November/December 2017

If all of the exploring makes you hungry, you have two great choices. At the marina, you can watch the boats while dining on a seafood entrée or enjoying the outside seating. If you are looking for a lighter fare, stop by Aunt Betty’s, a quant restaurant inside of a former residence. Greenwich is definitely worth the trip. Valerie Sheppard, a resident of over 20 years, perfectly summed it up when she stated, “Greenwich is a small, family friendly town where you can find history, nature and peace.” Barbara is a lifelong resident of South Jersey, an educator and a mother of three. Together her family enjoys outdoor activities and a they have a goal to travel to every state in the U.S.! Follow their adventures on Barbara’s blog at wilfamtravels.wordpress.com.

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