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NJ Coastal Heritage Trail - Westfield HIstorical Society Program


Learn More About the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail at Westfield Historical Society Program

Patricia Robinson, author of “The New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail” will present the highlights of this fascinating resource to the Westfield Historical Society on Friday, September 20 at 7:30 PM.

The New Jersey Coastal Heritage trail was created under the watch of Governor Thomas Kean and comprises more than 127 miles of Atlantic coastline and over 83 miles of shoreline along the Raritan and Delaware Bays.  The route is divided into five regions:  Sandy Hook, Barnegat Bay, Absecon, Cape May and Delsea.  Within these regions, attractions are divided by themes, including Wildlife Migration, Coastal Habitats and Maritime History. 

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The importance of the New Jersey coast has been in the public spotlight with the devastation wrought by SuperStorm Sandy but there are many parts of the shore that were not impacted by that huge event.  She will discuss how we can relive New Jersey’s own colonial tea party in Greenwich and discover the best place to view the seasonal migration of birds now taking place over our state. 

Robinson was born in Paterson and is a lifelong resident of the Garden State. She has been a freelance travel writer, a public relations executive, a trade magazine editor, and, most recently, an award-winning reporter/photographer for a Recorder Newspapers, a chain of weekly newspapers in north central Jersey.

The presentation will be held in the Community Room of the Westfield Municipal Building at 425 E Broad Street Westfield.   Light refreshments, including sand cookies, will be served.  The program is free and open to the public but contributions are welcome to help offset costs.  For more information, please call the Westfield Historical Society at 908-654-1794.

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