Mayor William Pikolycky is pleased to announce he is among the 16 Mayors, from five counties, whose communities are within the Pine Barrens Byway, the State scenic byway that was established in the southern tier of the Pine Barrens in 2005, and has been asked to solicited the support of his fellow Mayors.
Over the past several years, the Pine Barrens Byway Task Force has been working to promote this byway, and has now issued a call to the Mayors of those municipalities it passes through to join in that effort, by appointing a municipal representative to the newly founded by way management body.
The Pine Barrens Byway is a 130-mile long celebration of the unique natural and cultural wonders that our region possesses. It passes through pristine forested lands and historic town centers and allows visitors to enjoy unparalleled river views, vistas of broad, spacious salt marshes and rare historic sites from the Revolutionary War (Batsto) through World War I (Belcoville). Along the route of the byway one can camp in state and county parks, experience wildlife refuges, hike through the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve and indulge in myriad other recreational opportunities. Where else can one see in a single day an African-American Civil War veterans’ cemetery, the remains of an old glasshouse site, a seaport museum and a synagogue that was the focal point of a nineteenth century utopian, agricultural community