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Called a "resort for all seasons," this visitor-oriented region appeals to many individual interests and offers families their trip of the year. Outdoors and indoors, attractions beckon from the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Delaware Bay to the west. From whale and bird watching, walking through early times in historic districts and museums, to sailing tall ships and celebrating the harvest, the Southern Shore is a well-suited destination for tourists.

Eleven businesses offer services to beach enthusiasts with ocean access, accommodations, picnic areas, tennis courts, and other diversions. There also are numerous campgrounds.

More than 20,000 artifacts created by the Leni Lenape Indians are on exhibit at the Woodruff Museum of Indian Artifacts in Bridgeton. The museum is housed in the Bridgeton Public Library. Also in Bridgeton is its Bridgeton Historical District, featuring no fewer than 2,200 Colonial, Federalist and Victorian buildings. Included in the district are a promenade and fountain plaza, an 1,100-acre park and museums. East of Bridgeton in Millville, the Museum of American Glass is the largest of its kind in the country. It is situated in Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center, a large cultural arts center.

Sailors will enjoy a voyage on the The Schooner Yankee, berthed at Dolphin Cove Marina in Cape May. The 80-foot tall ship takes sightseers on daily cruises from May to September. Hikers will appreciate the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route. Extending from Perth Amboy in the north to Cape May in the south, then west to Deepwater, it highlights the state's natural, coastal and cultural features.

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