Saturday, November 23, 2017
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I do have a little something to share for all of you to enjoy. We took a car trip the other day, and found a road we’d yet to explore. The road is called Seven Bridges Road, a.k.a Great Bay Boulevard in Little Egg Harbor. This road sits in the middle of a 4-mile long peninsula that separates Great Bay and Little Egg Harbor at the mouth of the Mullica River. It offers vistas over the salt marsh to your left and right. It encompasses the Great Bay Boulevard Wildlife Management Area, with many birding and wildlife opportunities,
Traveling down Great Bay Boulevard is an interesting and, if timed correctly, beautiful experience. It is a narrow two lane road connecting several barrier islands. It has 6 bridges, two of which are one lane only. Those one lane bridges have 2 -minute traffic lights to allow cars to safely pass each other. Originally it was meant to connect to Atlantic City 8 miles away, but the company in charge went bankrupt and the final bridge was never built. Even though there are only six bridges, it’s still known as Seven Bridges Road – go figure.
ONE-LANE TIMED BRIDGE
The road is kind of desolate and has no buildings or businesses aside from a half dozen marinas. Kind of isolated really. There’s no good reason to travel this road unless you’re going fishing or just want a nice view of Little Egg Harbor. If you travel to the end of the road, Rutgers University has a research facility just before the road ends in a sand dune. There is also a nice beach. A little too isolated perhaps? (at least for me) We didn’t get to visit the Rutgers facility, because the road is restricted. Maybe another day we’ll find our way in (you know we will).
This is the wooden road /bridge to Rutgers, just off of Seven Bridges Road.
I think these reeds are, well, pretty as a picture.
This is the best part. We were lucky enough to be traveling this road at sunset.
I just love how the cloud is reflected on the water.
Such an unexpected treat. When you’re at the New Jersey shore, take time out to visit this little visited peninsula. It’s well worth your time.
NOTE: We’re still working on getting away for a while. With any luck, the next post will be from the road. Stay tuned…