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New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route Activities

Trail destinations vary from historic sites to natural areas, and activities and special events vary accordingly. Visitors should contact individual destinations for more specific information. Typical historic areas include lighthouses, marinas, Coast Guard stations, indigenous boat collections, defensive forts, and historic towns -some with unique architectures. Natural areas such as coastal beaches, maritime forests, and salt marshes provide opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, and bird watching. Seasonal wildlife migrations are particularly noteworthy. Numerous water related recreational opportunities exist along the Jersey Shore as well.

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Maine Puffins
Maine Puffins

Maine ocean islands provide the only nesting sites for Atlantic puffins in the United States. Eastern Egg Rock in the midcoast region, Seal Island and Matinicus Rock at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, and Machias Seal Island and Petit Manan Island off the downeast coast provide habitat for more than 4,000 puffins each summer.