Visit Salem County's official tourism website at www.visitsalemcountynj.com to request brochures and for more information and news about Salem County tourism.
Salem County New Jersey Welcomes You
Would you like to know a well kept secret? Salem County is one of the most interesting travel destinations in the Delaware Valley. Untouched by urban sprawl and retaining its pristine natural beauty of rolling countryside, farms, forests and wetlands, Salem County has preserved a portion of our nation's legacy. Located in the heart of the Delaware Valley, Salem County is nearby to everything yet far enough away from Philadelphia, Wilmington, Camden and their suburbs to make one forget more than 6 million people populate this urbanized area. Visiting Salem County is like going home to Grandpa and Grandma's farm. As you drive "over the bridge and through the woods" you will see green pastures, quaint towns and you will begin to experience the rest and revitalization found in a slower paced agrarian community. This area will quickly become your sanctuary destination as you discover hiking trails, nature watching, antique and gift shops, historical sites and preserved towns.
Wine lovers have discovered Salem County and Southern New Jersey wine trails as an official American Viticulture Area (AVA) encompassing 2.25 million acres. This area has produced wine since 1864 and is home to many premiere varieties. Many delightful day trips and weekends can be spent visiting these wineries and enjoying the different physical characteristics and selections of excellent wines. Visit Auburn Road Vineyards & Winery for dinner on Friday nights and music on Saturday nights at their European-sytle wine bar, The Enoteca. Learn more at www.AuburnRoadVineyards.com.
Salem New Jersey and Penns Grove have begun redevelopment projects with a mission to stimulate business and develop the area as a tourism destination. The Salem Main Street Program has begun the redevelopment of Main Street in one of the oldest towns in America. Broadway and Market Street in Salem are designated historic districts listed on the New Jersey State and National Registers of Historic Places. The town is filled with buildings constructed in the 18th and 19th century. As you "Discover Salem County" make sure you discover Penns Grove and Salem City as tour destinations.
As you drive through the country on your tour of Salem County, enjoying scenic farmlands, stop in Woodstown, a beautiful historic town with quaint shops, and many historical structures and homes. Main Street Woodstown looks like the ideal Main Street America. While there, dine in one of the several restaurants or cafes and spend an hour or so on the sidewalk walking tour of the many architecturally significant homes built in different period styles. Cowtown Rodeo is open each year May thru September and is the oldest weekly running professional rodeo in the United States. You might also enjoy the Cowtown Flea Market, open year round each Tuesday and Saturday from 8AM-4PM.