Settled against the eastern banks of the Delaware River, just west of US Interstate 80, is the alluring town of Columbia.

The community takes pride in the conservation of their local streams, forests and wildlife. The diverse countryside offers visitors an escape from the congestion and demands of a metropolitan lifestyle. The preservation efforts, such as the Columbia Wildlife Management Area, have created opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking and wildlife watching at areas like Columbia and Delaware Lakes.

For up close views of endangered species in a natural habitat, take a trip to the Lakota Wolf Preserve. Lakota is home to several packs of timber, tundra and Arctic wolves, as well as, foxes and bobcats. The guided Wolf Watch Tours allow adults and children to witness the animals in a natural setting and also provides educational knowledge regarding the social structure and feeding habits of wolf packs.

The Portland-Columbia Toll Supported Pedestrian Bridge between New Jersey and Pennsylvania carries cyclists and pedestrians over the majestic Delaware River and provides visitors exceptional views of Columbia.

Brook Hollow Winery, which rests just off of New Jersey State Highway 94 on Frog Ponds Road, boasts a menu of red and white wines to help you relax at the end of your day. The cranberry desert wine honors the state’s cranberry bog heritage and is one of the most popular fruit wines in the area.

The Rosemary Inn is a popular bed and breakfast in Columbia. The refined lodging venue offers five distinct rooms to choose from and serves a delectable three-course breakfast daily.

For more information about Columbia and the surrounding areas visit Knowlton Township’s website.