If you see trash being dumped on the side of the road, someone engaging in dangerous behavior, a downed tree, a problem with the road, (etc) call the NJ Dep hotline at 1 877 WARN DEP. Report life threatening and or environmental emergencies by calling 911, local police, or the dep’s hotline 1-877-WARNDEP (1-877-927-6337). For non-emergency situations, contact Brendan T. Byrne State Forest office at 609-726-1191
There is a main parking lot that holds about 80 cars, but it can fill up on busy days with horse trailers, hikers, store shoppers, volunteers and more. There is often additional parking behind the Cranberry & Blueberry Museum at the end of the road on the left (the long white building) as well as behind the stage. For very large events we may use the old sand airstrip for vehicle parking and run shuttle buses for visitors
These are questions for the staff at the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest office, located at Highway route 72 East, New Lisbon, NJ 08064 and is open from 8:30am – 4pm Monday – Saturday and their phone number is (609) 726-1191. Visit the state forest website to learn more about recreation, camping and cabin reservations, trails, history and more! https://www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/brendantbyrnestateforest.html
Blueberries & Cranberries
Blueberry season typically runs from the last week in June to early August. As the birthplace of the modern blueberry we host specialty blueberry events every year including festivals, tours, tastings, blueberry pie eating contests, field trips and more. You can pick in the blueberry fields, we ask is for a $5 donation per person. You can donate in person at the store when open or donate online.
Cranberry season runs typically from late September to the first week in October at Whitesbog. Pine Barrens Native Fruits (https://pbnf.com/) harvests the berries in bogs developed by the same family 5 generations ago. Visitors can respectfully view the harvest from a distance at viewing locations around the bogs (ask for a map or directions at the store). You can not climb in the bog. Whitesbog leads walking tours to watch the harvest and hosts cranberry events including festivals, teas, walks, presentations, field trips, and more. Walkers should bring binoculars, long lens, or zoom camera to get a good picture. At no time should you impede farm staff or equipment. Paths closest to the cranberry bogs are closed during the growing/harvest season to protect the crop. To learn more email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Trails are open everyday for exploring. Whitesbog volunteers open buildings for self-guided tours on Saturdays from 10am – 2pm when we also host Saturday Markets with local vendors. We lead a guided tour on the first Saturday of each month. Check the events calendar or Facebook page for special events and tours, guided hikes, behind-the-scenes, house, museum, and tasting tours. Moonlight hikes are scheduled each month on the Saturday closest to the full moon. Check for event updates due to weather on the Facebook page
No! As part of Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, it is free to visit Whitesbog any day of the year, walk the trails and check out the buildings. Whitesbog Preservation Trust, a nonprofit, appreciates your donations to help us fulfill our mission and keep programs going! Becoming a member is a great way to learn about upcoming events and ways to participate. Learn more about membership and donations here.
Whitesbog has snacks, bars, trail mix, cranberry and blueberry chocolates, jams, honey, apple butter, old fashioned candy and a variety of drinks including old fashioned sodas for sale in the General Store on Saturdays from 10 – 2. There are also many local restaurants and shops, farm stands and more to taste some great South Jersey treats. Just down the road is Riccardo’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant with both take out and sit down dining. Pop’s Market is across the street, with an ATM, sandwiches, snacks, drinks and more. K & B Bagels is open for breakfast and lunch daily. Downtown Browns Mills has an Acme supermarket, Cilantro’s Dining & Catering, Pizza, Chinese, Sushi, as well as CVS, Rite Aid, Rita’ Water Ice and multiple fast food restaurants. Other great restaurants are nearby in Whiting, Eastampton’s Olde World Bakery & Cafe, New Egypt, Mt. Holly, the Vincentown Diner on 206 (local farm fresh dishes), Lucille’s Country Cooking in Barnegat,
Farm Stands abound in South Jersey including the Red Top Farm Market, The Green Top Farm Market, Al’s Family Farm, Russo’s Fruit & Vegetable Farm (and so much more), Lone Wolf Farm Market, Johnson’s Corner Farm in Medford and during the summer season others will pop up on local roads like Church Rd.
Yes! Well behaved dogs (and owners) are allowed in the Village, however we do ask that your dogs be leashed in the historic village. Please pick up after your dog.
No, but we are able to accept credit and debit card payments in the store, and some vendors do as well. Nearby Pop’s Market at 558 Lakehurst Rd. has an ATM.
At this time we are not taking any new rental reservations.
We post special videos and events through our website, our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/whitesbog.preservationtrust/ and our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/whitesbogpreservation/
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Whitesbog Preservation Trust (501(c) (3) non profit) is the caretaker of Whitesbog Historic Village, a small cranberry farming village founded in 1857.
Whitesbog Preservation Trust
120 W. Whites Bog Road #34
Browns Mills, NJ 08015
Open Daily: Sunrise – Sunset